“In this insightful book, Shell offers a new way to think of success…that can transform your own life and the lives of those around you.”

Daniel Pink, bestselling author of To Sell is Human and Drive


Springboard Named “Business Book of the Year” By Top Business Bookseller!

Welcome to my personal website. I am an award-winning scholar, teacher, and author at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  In my work, I help students and executives reach peak levels of personal and professional effectiveness through skilled negotiation, persuasion, influence, and the discovery of meaningful life goals.  Three beliefs permeate everything I teach and write.  First, success begins with self-awareness. Second, success progresses through excellence in practice.  Third, success demands adherence to the highest standards of integrity.

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