Dr. Laurence J. Stybel, Ed.D.,CMF

Larry Stybel is a licensed doctoral level psychologist (Harvard University) who lives in Boston.  In 1979, he and his partner founded Stybel Peabody Associates, Inc, to provide companies with the ability to provide Leadership and Career Success for valued employees.  Clients include 21% of the one hundred companies named by FORTUNE MAGAZINE as “Best Employers in the United States.”  There are 200 consultants in 25 U.S. cities and 29 countries.  Core services revolve around Retained Search+, coaching high potentials, and Executive Outplacement.

In 2000, Maryanne Peabody and Larry Stybel created www.boardoptions.com.  It is a resource to Nominating & Governance Committees on Board recruiting, Board Education, and Board Self Evaluation.

He is Executive in Residence in the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship at Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School in Boston.  Larry is on the faculty of the Family Office Association Entrepreneurship Institute, where he works with Family Offices.

Larry’s current Board work includes FITUS (an APP for health clubs to allow members to have compatible accountability partners) and ZAPOINT (venture backed company in the SaaS talent management space).   He recently left the Board of AGON, a company that provides interim leadership for top tier private equity portfolio companies in transition.

Larry is a former President of the Boston Human Resource Association and Board member of the National Human Resource Association.  He also has been a Board member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (New England).

He was previously a Senior Associate in Executive Compensation & Organization Development with Hay Associates Management Consultants.

In 2010 Larry was named Career Management Fellow (CMF) by the Institute of Career Certification International (www.careercertification.org), the global body that certifies excellence in the fields of career management and leadership development. 


Journal Articles by Publication:


                                MIT SLOAN MANAGEMENT REVIEW:


Stybel, L. J. and Peabody, M. (2013) IS IT LONLEY AT THE TOP? 54(2), 92-95.

Stybel, L.J and Peabody, M. (2010) ENHANCE ASSETS OR REDUCE LIABILITIES? 1(4),94-98.

Stybel, L.J. and Peabody, M. (2007). BEWARE THE STEALTH MANDATE. 48(3)11-14

Stybel, L.J. and Peabody M.(2005) FRIEND, FOE, ADVERSARY, OR SOMETHING ELSE? 47(2), 13-16.

Stybel, L.J. and Peabody, M.  (2005) HOW SHOULD BOARD DIRECTORS EVALUATE THEMSELVES? 47(1) 68-72


                                HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  

Fryer, B. Stybel, L.J. and Peabody, M. (2009) THE LAYOFF: CASE STUDY. March,33-35.

Stybel, L.J.  and Peabody, M.(2001)  THE RIGHT WAY TO GET FIRED. July-August, 85-95.





Stybel, L. J., Cooper, R., & Peabody, M. (1982). PLANNING EXECUTIVE DISMISSALS-HOW TO FIRE A FRIEND. 24(3), 73-80.


                                THE PSYCHOLOGIST-MANAGER JOURNAL

Stybel, L.J. (2013) “ Acquisitions as a Political Process: an exploratory analysis of the interaction between CEOs, Boards of Directors, Deal Teams, and Integration Teams.” 16(2)94-99.   

 Stybel, L.J. 2012). Collecting data for decisions about individual or corporate transitions: a nine factor model.” 15(2) 142-147.

Stybel, L. J. (2010). Managing the inner contradictions of job descriptions: A technique for use in recruitment. 13, (2),105-109.



Stybel, L. J., & Peabody, M. (2007). When frames of reference lag perception of reality: Managing senior careers in the first ten years of the 21st century. 59(3), 220-226.



Stybel, L. J., Adkins, J. (2012). OFFBOARDING: strategies for a successful goodbye. (pp. 225). Business Management Resource: http://www.businessmanagementresource.com/bookstore/389112


Larry Stybel


Stybel Peabody Associates, Inc.

Tel. 617 594 7627




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