Alexandra D. Crosswell
Alexandra D. Crosswell
Leadership Accelerator Program Lead

What is your background?

I am a behavioral scientist by training — meaning that I scientifically examine people’s thoughts and motivations. My research in particular focuses on how stress influences health and well-being.

How do you engage with companies?

By using scientific findings from the field of psychology to help leaders navigate the stress of growing companies. I work with leaders (usually Senior Managers and Directors) to help them think strategically about their role, find clarity in what they are trying to accomplish, and activate their team to high performance.

I also founded and run a women’s leadership accelerator program called Leading the Rise.

What one book have you found especially inspiring?

Growth Mindset by Carol Dweck. The idea that what ‘mindset’ you have when you approach a specific situation was life-changing for me.

Harvard Business Review: Evolution and Revolution as Organizations Grow

Key executives of a retail store chain hold on to an Organizational structure long after it has served its purpose because the structure is the source of their power. The company eventually goes into bankruptcy. A large bank disciplines a “rebellious” manager who is blamed for current control problems, when the underlying causes are centralized…

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