Research Associates

Michael Leckie

Digital and Business Transformation Executive HR Leader, Culture Changer, Leadership Developer, and Executive Coach

Michael Leckie

Michael brings over 20 years of leadership and consulting experience to his role in driving transformation in a digital world.  He believes that digital transformation is a combination of the human and the technological and that our organizations can only make the changes needed to thrive by addressing both the social and technical systems of which they are made.  He has worked as an advisor to hundreds of companies, as well as holding general management and executive HR/OD/L&D functional roles in best-in-class companies.

Areas of expertise

  • Talent management
  • Leadership Development
  • Coaching
  • Culture Transformation
  • Digital Leadership
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Deep Change Management
  • Organization Development and Design
  • HR Leadership in the 21st Century 


Michael is the former Chief Learning Officer for the Digital Industrial Transformation at GE where he was responsible to accelerate the transformation of GE to the Digital Industrial leader.  Michael joined GE in 2016 from Gartner where he most recently held the position of Managing Vice President in Gartner’s Executive Programs business.  Michael was responsible for managing teams that provided executive coaching, strategic guidance, and research-based advisory services to Gartner’s C-suite clients.  Michael also had global responsibility for learning and talent development for the Executive Programs associates.

Prior to this role Michael was the global head of human resources for several Gartner business units including Gartner Consulting and The Research Board. Michael has held consulting roles with both Arthur Andersen and boutique firms and internal OD/L&D/HR roles with other industry-leading firms.  He speaks internationally on the art and science of leadership, digital leadership, culture change, influencing and communication skills, and the changing role of the CXO leader in a sociotechnical world. 


Michael earned his Master’s of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA and his BA in Psychology from Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, CA.


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