Transforming Scientists and Engineers into Leaders


This is what I do and why I do it.

I am a leadership developer, coach, consultant and speaker. I provide leadership training and coaching to science and engineering managers, strategy and performance management consulting to senior executives, and speak on a variety of leadership topics on the business of science. I specialize in helping scientists and engineers become leaders in their technology-based organizations. I do this by choice as I no longer need to work for a living after having led successful technology organizations for the past 40 years.

Senior executives or companies bring me in when:

  1. They are disappointed with the lack of impact of their current training programs
  2. Their organization has developed deep silos that inhibit productive cooperation
  3. Their staff express dissatisfaction with how they are being managed and led
  4. They feel a need to change their company culture to improve the energy level and enthusiasm of their management team.
  5. They feel that their managers could use an outside perspective on how to increase sales, reduce costs, and minimize risk, while improving staff satisfaction.

I am typically hired by companies, but in the right circumstances work with individuals. Clients experience tremendous success from my workshops because they are customized and personalized for their organizations.

Instead of hiring consultants or academics with off the shelf, canned programs and no track record of successfully managing science and technology-based organizations, why not hire an expert who has developed a codified leadership process for scientists and engineers that works and taught it to thousands of technical staff for the past 25 years.

I am confident enough in my program that if you are not fully satisfied with any of my workshops, I will refund your money no questions asked.

Meet Dr. Graffeo

Dr. Graffeo was one of our frequent and most popular invited speakers. Dr. Graffeo combines a knowledge of management and leadership theory, practical experience as a line manager and an enthusiastic teaching style. Our participants have gained valuable insights on managing human capital from Dr. Graffeo’s lectures. I highly recommend Dr. Graffeo as a speaker or trainer for anyone interested in learning leadership and management from someone who has been successful at it and knows how to teach it.

Dr. Redha Behbehani, HR Academy

One of Dr. Graffeo’s major strengths is his teaching ability. He has a combination of technical knowledge, management experience and teaching skills that are unique among the leadership development community that engendered trust with our technical staff of scientists and engineers. Anyone looking to improve the leadership of their science and technology organization need look no further than Dr. Graffeo.


Corporate Leadership Training

Standardized and custom Leadership Development Workshops focused on
experiential learning


  • Emerging Leaders Workshop
  • Leading Technical Staff
  • Leading Technical Projects
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Executive Leadership
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Strategic Consulting

An independent set of eyes from an experienced Science and Technology Executive


  • Strategic Plan Assessment
  • Aligning Strategy and Execution
  • Client Feedback Studies
  • Technology Portfolio Evaluations
  • Strategic Communications
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Executive Coaching

One on one mentoring and coaching with critical observation and private feedback


  • Leadership Assessments
  • Teambuilding
  • Productivity Analysis
  • Trust Assessments
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Graffeo and Associates, formed in 2008, is an organization committed to improving the quality of leadership in science and technology (S&T). Dr. Anthony Graffeo has been teaching leadership development throughout the world centered around the principles of the Performance Trilogy®. He is currently a professor at Northeastern University teaching graduate courses in entrepreneurship and leadership. His new book, titled “Leading Science and Technology-based Organizations: Mastering the Fundamentals of Leadership at the Personal, Managerial, and Executive levels” will be published in 2018.

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