Adam Bryant is managing Director of Merryck & Co., a leadership development and executive mentoring firm. Prior to joining Merryck in 2017, Bryant worked for 30 years as a journalist, mostly as a reporter, editor and columnist at The New York Times. He interviewed more than 500 CEOs for "Corner Office," a weekly series on leadership and management that he created in 2009.
He is the author of two books based on themes that emerged from those interviews, "Quick and Nimble;Lessons from Leading CEOs on How to Create a Culture of Innovation," and "The Corner Office; Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed." Bryant's work on leadership is used widely on college campuses,and he is a frequent speaker at business schools across the country. In addition to his consulting work on leadership development and mentoring, he teaches a course at Columbia University on "The Practice of Leadership."
Bryant was a member of the team that produced the Innovation Report at The New York Times,which is widely considered a key inflection point in The Times' transition to a digital-first company. He was the lead editor of a series on the dangers of distracted driving that won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2010.
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