gothamCulture’s Chris Cancialosi to lead workshop at 2023 Veteran EDGE Conference

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gothamCulture Founder and Managing Partner, Chris Cancialosi, will lead a workshop during the Veteran EDGE conference in Dallas, March 22-25, 2023.

His workshop titled “Shaping a Culture of Performance” will cover what organizational culture is and the relationship between culture and firm performance. Attendees will have the opportunity to deploy the Culture Mosaic survey to their employees and receive a customized data report in the session.

Veteran EDGE is a unique event dedicated solely to veteran and military spouse business owners and the ecosystem that supports them. Over the course of four days, stakeholders, IVMF program graduates, and veteran and military spouse business owners from around the country gather to network and learn about the latest opportunities, best practices, and resources available to their growing companies.

gothamCulture Launches 3rd Annual State of Culture Survey

Share your opinion in the State of Culture Survey

gothamCulture is conducting our third annual research study to determine the current state of organizational culture and we need your help. 

We are particularly interested in understanding how organizations around the world have been working to preserve and enhance their organizational cultures and the impact that has on performance.  

We will analyze the data from this annual survey and extract the best practices from around the world, across industries, and from a wide variety of organizations to crack the code on what works and why. While the individual data you provide will remain confidential, and only trends will be reported publicly, it will inform future insights that we think you will find valuable.  

Your participation will advance this research and, together, we can truly impact the world of work. In appreciation of your time, you will be the first to receive a copy of the 2023 State of Culture Report filled with insights and recommendations intended to inform and inspire.  

Please click here to access the survey.  

January 31, 2023 Marks gothamCulture’s 17th Year in Business

gothamCulture Celebrates 17 years in business 2006-2023

Seventeen years ago, gothamCulture was formed with one goal in mind – to provide insights that help leaders improve organizational performance. Through solid work, integrity, and smart partnering, gothamCulture continues to serve a diverse array of organizations and government agencies.

gothamCulture Managing Partner and Founder Chris Cancialosi reflects on this milestone:

“For the last seventeen years, we have had the honor of creating a community of professionals who dedicate themselves to the success of our clients. The diversity of our team creates a dynamic where each member can bring their best selves to our work, can productively push each other to perform, and can design solutions that best fit the complex needs of our clientele.” 

As gothamCulture continues to grow and expand our capabilities, we realize the importance of never losing sight of the principles upon which we were founded: Committed to the Core, Unwavering Integrity, Maniacal Pursuit of Excellence, Relatable Expertise, and Authentic Community.

Thank you to our incredible staff, clients, and partners for allowing gothamCulture to celebrate 17 years in business!

gothamCulture Releases Findings From the 2022 State of Culture Study

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New York, NY – gothamCulture released its second annual State of Culture Report on December 30, 2022. 

The 2022 State of Culture Report is the culmination of a year of research on a global scale of 170 respondents across local, national, and global organizations. From this research, the team extracted key insights into the aspects of organizational culture and climate that link to a variety of performance outcomes as well as the practices that drive results in the day-to-day. 

 Some key findings from the study include: 

  • Only 57% of respondents in senior leadership roles reported that their organization cultures are evolving rapidly enough to stay competitive.
  • 70% of respondent organizations reported outsourcing at least some HR functions, and it seems that outsourcing in the HR space will continue to grow over time. .
  • Organizations that reported a large number of resignations said it was mostly due to inadequate pay/benefits and a lack of ongoing investment in employee skills.

 For more insights to read the 2022 State of Culture Report here. 

Stay up to date with future State of Culture surveys and reports here. 

If you have questions or comments about the study or the report please email 

 About gothamCulture 

gothamCulture is a management consulting firm that draws on our associate’s comprehensive expertise and experience in the areas of culture, leadership, and people strategy to provide innovative solutions and client-service excellence. Our work is guided by our deeply held shared values, including a commitment to each other and our clients, unwavering integrity, the maniacal pursuit of excellence, relatable expertise, and authentic community. For more information, visit 

Servant Leadership Research & Boy Scouts of America Collaboration with MSU

Dr. Laura Lakusta and Dr. Jennifer Bragger, professors in the Department of Psychology at Montclair State University and Co-Directors of the Servant Leadership Research lab, are the recipients of a three-year, $474,000 National Science Foundation award to study the cognitive and developmental antecedents of servant leadership.

Dr. Lakusta and Dr. Bragger will explore how experiences serving others and engaging in service-oriented leadership influence the development of a servant leadership style in part by collaborating with the Bonner Foundation as well as a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

gothamCulture is supporting this research effort by collaborating with Boy Scouts of America (BSA). One of the fun projects to date was designing this research badge with graphic artist Kristin Mudd. This badge can be earned by scouts and adult leaders alike.

BSF Research Servant Leaders Badge

gothamCulture co-hosted SIOP Reception with MSU I/O Psychology Department

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gothamCulture co-hosted a reception for Montclair State University (MSU) I/O Psychology graduate students, faculty, and alumni on April 29th during the SIOP conference in Seattle. Many of the attendees presented their research and participated in panels at the conference. Everyone took the ferry to Bainbridge Island where we met at Bainbridge Brewing Alehouse for drinks, food, and connection. gothamCulture founder and Managing Partner, Chris Cancialosi, earned his MA in I/O Psychology from MSU and also served as an Adjunct Professor from 2007 to 2012.

gothamCulture’s Chris Cancialosi to Support at Management Consulting Learning Labs on September 28, 2021

Chris Cancialosi

gothamCulture Founder and Managing Partner, Chris Cancialosi, will support at the Management Consulting Learning Labs – Management Consulting Challenges in the Era of Covid sponsored by Western Michigan University.

Throughout the upcoming academic year, the Management Consulting Division will be offering a series of learning labs – virtual synchronous assemblies during which experiments, observations, and practices in the field of management consulting can be shared among members. The labs will address the needs and concerns of members across three areas: consulting, teaching, and research.

The first Management Consulting Learning Lab, on September 28 from noon to 1:00 pm EST, will feature consultants from big, mid-tier, and small consulting firms who will share the challenges they are facing in the era of Covid 19. They will discuss practices for managing these challenges, and importantly, suggest ideas for research to address these difficulties. For practicing consultants this is a perfect opportunity to improve your practice, and for scholars, this is a great opening to explore ideas for research.

ATD NYC Volunteer Spotlight – gothamCulture’s Kate Gerasimova

Kate Gerasimova gothamCulture Senior Associate

By Rosemary Okoiti, ATD NYC

1. What three words describe you and why?

Empathetic: I always make a good effort to make sure I’m considering the other person and the other side of the story. This is one of the reasons I love human-centered design so much as well. 

Ambitious and driven: If I set my mind on something, it would be extremely hard to get me off that road. I have a high inspiration for myself which comes with higher standards. Knowing this about myself helps me realize when to let things go and be more agile. 

Versatile: I am curious about a lot of things and have a wide range of interests, psychology, design innovation, learning, art, business, tennis, biking, and the list continues. I once was going to major in math and law.  Read More…

Webinar: Tips For Solving People-Related Issues – March 11, 2020

People-Related Issues

Did you know? Senior leaders spend 61% of their time solving people-related issues.

Imagine the impact you could have on your client’s business if you resolved these challenges. In this webinar, we’ll discuss HOW you can advise on talent and strategy to bring value to your engagements.

Join us live on Wednesday, March 11 at 2-3pm ET to learn from Tim Bowden, Partner at gothamCulture and Russ Thomas, Regional Director of Partnerships at The Predictive Index:

  • Practical tips for diagnosing people problems
  • How to use people data to drive solutions
  • How to align your client’s talent to their strategy
  • Lessons from the field

Bring your questions for live Q&A!

Register Here:

Please note, you can access the recording of this webinar anytime here

Gotham Government Services Acquires Assets of Abrams Learning & Information Systems


Gotham Government Services LLC (GGS), a Virginia SDVOSB, will acquire all assets of Abrams Learning & Information Systems (ALIS).  GGS, under the leadership of Chris Cancialosi, will continue providing learning and performance improvement services to clients at the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Army Futures Command (AFC), and other Federal clients.

ALIS was founded in 2004 by President and Chief Executive Officer General (Ret) John Abrams. The company provides government and business clients with solutions and services in workforce development, strategic planning, change management, program management, exercise support, and executive and management education.

GGS was created as a partnership between, gothamCulture, a New York based SDVOSB organizational culture firm, and a long-standing federally focused training company and will continue to serve all geographic markets and contracts that ALIS currently serves.

“We are honored to bring on the ALIS teams that are providing analysis support to AFC and training development support at VBA,” said Chris Cancialosi, Founder and Managing Partner of GGS and the company’s parent firm gothamCulture.  “As a former armor officer, the opportunity to honor the Abrams legacy is of great importance to me. As a veteran, continuing to support our former and current Warfighters is a deeply personal mission. And adding the ALIS team to gothamCulture’s core capabilities in organizational culture, leadership development, and people strategy offers these and other clients new avenues for supporting their mission objectives.”

“As the Founder and CEO of ALIS, my father’s focus was always on doing great work, making a difference, and taking care of our ALIS family,” said Elizabeth Abrams Bauernshub, Vice President of Abrams Learning & Information Systems, Inc.  “With our shared core values, Gotham Government Services is the right company to lead ALIS’s work into this next chapter, which brings growth and opportunity for both our clients and our employees.”

Gotham Government Services is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia. We provide government and business clients with solutions and services in workforce development, strategic planning, change management, program management, exercise support, and executive and management education. As a recognized leader in our field, we have worked with clients in government, academia, and private organizations to address their critical needs and meet their goals for the future. For more information visit