Marty Linsky was Harvard faculty for nearly 40 years. In 2002, he co-founded Cambridge Leadership Associates, a leadership consulting practice, which he sold to the staff in 2013. Graduate of Williams College and Harvard Law, Linsky has been Assistant Minority Leader of the Massachusetts House, writer for The Boston Globe, Editor of The Real Paper, and Chief Secretary to Massachusetts Governor Weld. He has authored or co-authored over a dozen books and chapters. His most recent publication is “Adaptive Design” in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Marty has three married children, and two grandsons. His wife, Lynn Staley, was Newsweek’s Design Director and is a successful painter in her “retirement.” (Lynn is the artist for Marty's portrait depicted here). Marty has run nine marathons (never again!) exercises daily (to avoid a back operation), roots for the Red Sox, enjoys good drink and vegetarian food (rewards for exercising), spends time in Italy, is into serious decluttering, and still collects baseball cards (25,000+).