Kenneth M Settel, M.D. is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who works with businesses and organizations to develop leadership success, resolve organizational conflicts and promote operational effectiveness through enhancing understanding and addressing the challenges of growth, change and work effectiveness.
He is the author of: CEO PSYCHOLOGY; Who Rises, Who Falls, and Why (Harvard Medical School Guide, 2014).
He is currently a member of the Boswell Group, a psychoanalytic organizational consultation group. He consults to Leaders, Teams, Boards, and to businesses both large and small, from large corporations, to start ups, to family businesses.. He has assisted with leadership transitions, and worked to create more effective leadership teams, through strategic focus, communication and deeper awareness of individual and organizational dynamics and processes.
For over 25 years he has worked with Harvard Risk Management, supporting physicians and their organizations through managing adverse outcomes and malpractice litigation.
Prior to the Boswell Group, Dr. Settel worked as an associate at the Levinson Institute, anorganizational consulting and executive education group where he taught leadership development and consulted to executives and their teams. He participated in the development of a program on Work Family Balance with the Center for Creative Leadership.
He was a principal and cofounder of Spectrum, OED, Inc., a management and professional development consulting firm and also helped develop the Center for Physician Development, consulting to physicians and their organizations around management issues and personal career development.
He is currently on the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Institute of New England. He established and was Chairman of the Committee on Corporate and Organizational Consultation of the American Psychoanalytic Association where he has arranged workshops for psychoanalysts interested in organizational consultation.
Dr. Settel currently teaches a course in Leadership development to fourth year psychiatry residents at the Harvard-Longwood residency program.
Dr. Settel graduated from Columbia College in New York as well as Dartmouth Medical School and the University of Washington Medical School. He is a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.