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Andy Boynton is Dean of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, one of the world’s leading business schools, the author of several books, and co-creator of DeepDive™, the world’s leading methodology for helping executives harness the power of teams to significantly improve problem-solving speed, innovation, and results.
Prior to joining Boston College, Mr. Boynton was a professor of strategy at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland for ten years. At the IMD, he led a faculty team and was program director of one of the world's top ten Executive MBA programs, as recognized by BusinessWeek.
Mr. Boynton has recently launched new research projects to explore how distinguished experts from a variety of knowledge-domains work with ideas to achieve professional success and improve their effectiveness in social networks. His latest book, The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make them Happen (Jossey-Bass), is based on this research and is co-authored with Bill Fischer and William Bole.
Andy Boynton has also published extensively on factors underlying high-performing teams across a variety of disciplines, including art, science, exploration, and design. His previous books include Virtuoso Teams: Lessons from Teams That Changed Their Worlds (Financial Times-Prentice Hall) and Invented Here: Maximizing Your Organization’s Internal Growth and Profitability (Harvard Business School Press).
Mr. Boynton is a 1978 graduate of Boston College. He earned his MBA and PhD at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He has served on the MBA faculty at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business and at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.
In addition to his publishing career and role as Dean of the Carroll School of Management, Andy Boynton has over twenty years of experience speaking and designing powerful executive education sessions and seminars for firms around the world. He is often utilized by organizations looking to build more innovative and effective teams and his articles in this area have appeared in elite management journals such as Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and the California Management Review.
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