Adam Bryant and Kevin Sharer

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Adam Bryant is managing director of Merryck & Co., a leadership development and mentoring firm, where he's worked with hundreds of CEOs. Prior to this he was a journalist for 30 years, including at the New York Times where he created and authored the massively successful "Corner Office" column in which he interviewed CEOs about their jobs. He's the author of Quick and Nimble and The Corner Office, a bestseller. He is also a teacher, speaker, and frequent contributor on CNBC. Kevin Sharer is the former CEO of Amgen, the largest biotech company in the world. He spent 20 years in the role, growing the company from $1 billion to nearly $16 billion. He is a former chief engineering officer in the Navy and Lieutenant Commander on fast-attack submarines. He has helped with more than 20 major CEO transitions for various companies. He teaches at Harvard Business School, where he is the cocreator of a successful course on the life and role of the CEO.

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