Teaching leaders to harness the power of

inclusive networks





Interactive workshops for groups of 30 or more


Connective problem-solving retreats for teams of 8 to 30


Facilitated sessions designed to bridge divides  between disparate groups 


Ongoing programs for large teams and organizations




"I am now a firm believer that successful leaders of today make an honest effort to develop and grow strong human connections that enable them to positively influence, inspire, and motivate their team to solve today’s tough problems."                                                                       - Leadership retreat participant

“Ori has the ability to address complex and controversial topics with a great depth of understanding, while demonstrating a disarming and respectful grace that only comes when grounded in self-confidence and courage.”

                                                          - Half-day workshop client

"The best and most productive three hours I've spent during my time in government service." 

                                                          - Convening participant



New York Times bestselling author and Starfish Leadership founder Ori Brafman wrote about the distributed network organizational model in the bestselling book The Starfish and the Spider. This management classic has influenced and changed organizations as diverse as the Pentagon, Cisco Systems, Google, NASA, the Tea Party, and UC Berkeley.


Over the last decade Starfish Leadership has developed leadership programs, workshops, and retreats based on Starfish principles. Ori's continued work on change management, inclusion, decision-making, positive psychology, and non-kinetic warfare influence how---and who---we decide to train. 


We work with clients from Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. military who are committed to growing their power and success through life-affirming practices, products, decisions, and actions. 

Radical Inclusion: What the Post-9/11 World Should Have Taught Us About Leadership


Radical Inclusion: What the Post-9/11 World Should Have Taught Us About Leadership examines today’s leadership landscape and describes the change it demands of leaders. Authors Ori Brafman and Martin Dempsey explain that today’s leaders are in competition for the trust and confidence of those they lead more than ever before. They assert that the nature of power is changing and should not be measured by degree of control alone. They offer principles for adaptation and bring them to life with examples from business, academia, government, and the military.



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