LeeAnn Renninger

About LeeAnn

LeeAnn Renninger

LeeAnn is interested in all kinds of things, from noticing patterns in the way people part their hair to the way car headlights look like facial expressions.

LeeAnn has a PhD in cognitive psychology with a specialization in idea transfer, rapid skill acquisition, and leadership development. She is a co-founder of LifeLabs, a researcher, curriculum design specialist, and co-author of the books The Leader Lab: How to Become a Great Manager, Faster and Surprise: Embrace the Unpredictable & Engineer the Unexpected. LeeAnn’s TED Talk–“The secret to giving great feedback”–has over 1.4 million views. 

LeeAnn has lectured at Columbia Business School, Princeton, MIT, the University College London, and the United Nations.

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The LifeLabs Learning value that most resonates with me and why: Our value of Find a Way to Play is a RASCAL. I love it. Why not live a life of mischief, joy, and rowdiness while getting important stuff done in the world.

Pronunciation guide: Renninger (RENN-in-GER, with a hard g)

Pronouns: she/her

Languages spoken: English and German (fluent)

Fun fact: I like to make miniature bouquets, using mini mini vases. The world of the tiny invites wild wonder.

Nicknames at LifeLabs: Lenny