BROOK MANVILLE is an independent consultant and author, and Principal of Brook Manville LLC. A former partner of McKinsey & Co, Manville has advised business, governmental and non-profit enterprises on issues of strategy, organization, and leadership development, including Fortune 500 companies, global non-profits, major foundations, and small start-ups. He previously held senior management positions at the United Way of America, Saba Software, and CBS Inc. In the first part of his career, Manville was an assistant professor of classics and history at Northwestern University.
Manville has published widely on business topics (Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloane Management Review, Fast Company, Leader to Leader, Open Source.com and multiple sector-specific journals) and contributes regularly to Forbes.com on topics of leadership and democracy. He is the author of The Origins of Athenian Citizenship (Princeton University Press: 1990); and co-author of three other books, all published by Harvard Business Press: A Company of Citizens (2003, w. Josh Ober); Judgment Calls. Twelve Stories of Big Decisions and the Teams That Got Them Right (2012, w. Thomas Davenport); The Harvard Business Review Leader’s Handbook (2019, w. Ron Ashkenas).
Manville was educated at Yale (BA & PhD, history) and Oxford (MA, ancient history, First Class). Married with three children, he resides in Bethesda, MD.