Global Leadership Collaborative

Doug Ready

About Doug Ready

Douglas A. Ready, Ph.D.

Telephone: +1-781-862-6633  Fax: +1-781-862-6211

1666 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420 USA


Founder and President of ICEDR

Doug Ready is Founder and President of ICEDR (The International Consortium for Executive Development Research). ICEDR is an international, partnership-driven alliance of approximately 40 leading global corporations and 20 of the world’s top business schools, focusing on building leadership and organizational effectiveness.


Professor and Author

Dr. Ready is also a Senior Lecturer in Organizational effectiveness at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to this appointment he was a dean and faculty member from Boston University, Babson College, Kenan-Flagler Business School and London Business School. He is a member of the editorial review board of the University of Michigan’s HRM Journal.

Doug Ready has written more than 25 articles on leadership development, change management, and top team effectiveness. He also authored the book Champions of Change and edited the book In Charge of Change. He is a frequent contributor to executive education programs and leadership conferences.

Dr. Ready holds an M.P.A. in Management from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a Ph.D. in Global Leadership Studies from Cranfield School of Management in the U.K.

Sample Client List

British Airways

British Petroleum

Continental AG


Ford Motor Company

Glaxo Wellcome


LG Group


RBC Financial Group

Rockwell Corporation

Samsung Group

U.S. Federal Reserve System

United Technologies Corporation

Westpac Banking

Corporate Advisor and Consultant

FORTUNE magazine has profiled Doug Ready as one of the world’s leading authorities on global leadership development, and Business Horizons recently identified him as one of the world’s “next-wave gurus” in executive and leadership development.

Dr. Ready is continually researching best practices and major industry shifts so that he provides the best guidance to his corporate clients. His most recent research project, World-Class HRD, examined 45 major global corporations around the world to identify excellent leadership development and organizational capability building practices.

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