Dr. Francis Eberle
Leadership & Organizational Advisor
Francis Eberle, PhD, is leadership and organizational advisor, speaker and author. Francis believes that people development is business development. He helps leaders who want to grow in both public and private social enterprises, especially those who want to do something special.
After spending more than 25 years as an executive for non-profits and start-ups, Francis is uniquely positioned to help organizations collaborate and identify opportunity. He has successfully partnered with leaders and teams to improve their skills, solve complex problems, conduct research, grow financial and programmatic resources, and engage partners to work together toward common goals. He offers individual coaching, team development, and analytics for organizational performance improvement. He is also a facilitator and coach for The Complete Leader Program.
“Will you choose to be part of designing the future of your organization or just reacting to it?”
—Tom Voccola, The Accidental CEO
Francis is the co-author of three books, as well as the author of several policy briefs and the standards readiness tool for state boards, among other publications. He has presented widely on leadership, organizational development, education policy, and reforms in science and engineering education.
Eberle received a Bachelor of Science from Boston University, a Masters from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD from Lesley University. He has also taken Leading and Non-Profit Management courses from Harvard Business School of Executive Management.
By Dr. Francis Eberle
Imagine you’ve just settled into your office for the morning, coffee in hand, desktop firing up, when two employees blow through the door. Each has a strong, yet opposing, viewpoint about the next steps for a project. And before you know it, you are drawn into playing referee or decision-maker.
This scenario is much like the Chinese finger trap. You are probably familiar with this child’s toy. You put your finger in one end and a friend puts their finger in the other end. The goal for both players is to get their fingers out. As each tries to pull their fingers out, the trap tightens—the more you pull, the tighter the trap gets, increasing the pressure on your finger.Read More
Francis is an organizational and leadership advisor with over 25 years of non-profit and start-up experience. He speaks about leadership, organizational development, and higher education reform.