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Dr. Liam Fahey, co-founder and executive director of Leadership Forum

Dr. Liam Fahey is co-founder and executive director of Leadership Forum (LF). His consulting, teaching, research and writing focus on helping companies win in the marketplace through enhanced intelligence and insight.

Liam advises leaders, conducts workshops, consults to analysis specialists, and, engages with work teams in all facets of generating and leveraging marketplace intelligence and insight. In all his work, he brings to bear an extensive academic background and more than 30 years of practical experience in a wide variety of industries around the world.

His custom designed intelligence and insight workshops have enabled organizations to develop deeper understanding of their emerging and potential competitive environments - understanding that makes a real difference in their thinking, decisions, and action. The difference is reflected in the development of new points of view about the future, new strategy options, new modes of strategy execution, and new organization-wide capabilities.


He is also the founder and leader of LF’s Intelligence Leadership Forum. The Forum allows intelligence and insight practitioners to learn from each other, to hone their personal and professional skills and to augment their organizations’ thinking and decision capabilities.


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Liam is the author or editor of eight books and more than fifty articles or book chapters. His book, “The Insight Discipline: Crafting New Marketplace Understanding That Makes A Difference”, appeared in late 2018. He has won awards for his teaching (Teacher of the year at Kellogg School of Management), research (six best paper awards), and professional service (the first winner of the Meritorious Award for Distinguished Service from the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals).


His corporate clients include, AT&T, Baxter, Bausch & Lomb, Corn Products, DaimlerChrysler, DuPont, Emerson Electric, GE, GM, Hartmarx, Honeywell, IBM, J&J, Lucent, 3M, Marriott Hotels, Motorola, National Starch and Chemical, Nortel, P&G, Pfizer, Schering-Plough, Texas Instruments, The Saint Paul Companies, Unisys, USG, US West, and Whirlpool. He has delivered executive education for more than 10 universities around the globe.


Prior to co-founding LF, he taught at Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and at Boston University. He serves as Professor of Management Practice at Babson College. He holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

The Insight Discipline by Dr. Liam Fahey
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