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
A year into the pandemic, I have noticed that some people have changed their persona on video calls. Some seem almost as if they are lost, when, before the pandemic, they were energetic and very talkative. Other people seemed to have become more outspoken, when prior they were quieter and more reserved.
To understand what is going on, we need to look to the psychological and cognitive sciences of behavior. Video calls are not the same as in-person interactions, so understandably the connections we make during these two types of connections do not occur in the same way. When people are on video calls, their behavioral tendencies differ due to that lack of connection. The approaches used in traditional communication and interaction during in-person meetings don’t work in a virtual setting.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.