Day job: Dean, The Insight Labs
Description: Jeff Leitner is a strategist for things that don’t exist yet. While most corporate, institutional, philanthropic and political strategists can develop plans for winning under existing conditions, Jeff has that rare ability to carve a path when the the elements, competitors, markets and channels are in flux.The more and faster things change, the more valuable Jeff is.This is strategy at the speed of Moore’s Law.
Jeff’s grounding and experience in seemingly unrelated fields – business, social work, politics and journalism – give him an unusually broad base from which to construct or re-engineer models in virtually every industry. Over the past 15 years, Jeff has worked with the best and brightest to design new models in business, philanthropy, government and the arts. Currently, he is leveraging his talents and passions as founder and dean of the Insight Labs, an innovative approach to strengthing organizations that serve humanity. He is also managing partner of Cause Strategy and senior strategist at Manifest Digital.
Jeff explains what he does to others by saying, “I am extraordinarily fortunate to think every day, in a variety of forums, with the best and the brightest about how to solve the most intersting, and sometimes the most important, challenges facing cities, industries and the body politic.”