Research focused on better leadership and better living.

think2perform RESEARCH INSTITUTE serves to unlock innovations in leadership by leveraging scientific research to inform and improve real life situations. Through deeper, data-based explorations of human and organizational development, we seek to enhance and expand the influence and effectiveness of individuals and organizations.

Co-Founder Doug Lennick introduces the mission of the INSTITUTE

Purposeful, self-aware leadership is a great gift and an on-going process of learning and change. We’re all re-inventing who we are and how we lead every day and think2perform RESEARCH INSTITUTE supports research and capacity building in emotionally intelligent leadership as a means to creating the foundation for systemic change. Building the Future Leaders Academy is a critical next step in furthering this mission.

Brian Hammer, PhD, Executive Director


The Future Leaders Academy helps prepare high-achieving high school (juniors and seniors) and college (first- and second-year) students from low-income backgrounds or underrepresented communities to become exceptional, emotionally intelligent leaders in our communities, schools and workplaces.

Please note the 2023-2024 Future Leaders Academy’s Leadership Workshop has begun! In July 2023, look here for more information about the 2024-2025 Future Leaders Academy and its January 2024 start date!

Learn more about the Future Leaders Academy here.

Learn more about our Research Fellowships: Open Call for Proposals and Directed Research Fellowship: Leadership in Virtual Environments

  • Proposals requested by June 1, 2023 (US Central Time)
  • Proposals are invited 2 times each year: January 15 & June 1

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