Adler, Nancy is the S. Bronfman Chair in Management at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She received her B.A. in economics and M.B.A. and Ph.D. in management from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Adler conducts research and consults to private corporations and government organizations worldwide on global leadership and cross-cultural management. She has authored over 100 articles, produced the film, A Portable Life, and published three books.
Aitkenhead, Marilyn is an organizational psychologist and CBT expert with over 20 years of experience in consulting, leadership coaching, teaching, research, and clinical practice. She has designed a series of interventions aimed at understanding and tackling bullying in the workplace. This work is derived from her experience helping others explore ways in which their positive efforts can be limited by difficult personal, interpersonal, and organizational processes.
Beer, Michael is Cahners-Rabb Professor Emeritus at the Harvard Business School and Chairman of TruePoint (www.truepoint.com) a research based consultancy. TruePoint works with senior teams to improve the effectiveness of their organization and leadership through a process modeled after the six steps for change.
Bird, Frederick is a Research Professor in Political Science at the University of Waterloo. Until 2007 he was a Research Chair in Comparative Ethics and Professor in the Department of Religion at Concordia University, Montreal. He has edited and helped to write three books on the practices of international businesses in developing countries. He is the author of The Muted Conscience: Moral Silence and the Practice of Ethics in Business.
Boudreau, John is Professor and Research Director at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and Center for Effective Organizations. His research focuses on the bridge between superior human capital, talent, and sustainable competitive advantage. He has published more than 50 books and articles.
Dr. Martin Brigham is Worldwide Academic Director of the International Masters Program for Managers and an Associate Professor at Lancaster University Management School, UK. His current research interests are focused on reflective practices for management education and organizational development, the role of meetings in shaping business decision-making and governance in relation to corporate sustainability, and he has been the director of two university research centers. Martin is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.
Brown, John Seely is the Independent Co-Chairman of the Deloitte Center for Edge Technology and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Southern California. For nearly two decades he was Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and director of its Paolo Alto Research Center (PARC). His personal research interests include the management of radical innovation, digital youth culture, digital media, and new forms of communication and learning. He has written extensively in these areas.
Chia, Robert is Professor of Management at the University of Aberdeen, UK. He is an established and well-respected academic and consultant who spent 16 years in engineering, human resources, and manufacturing management prior to entering academia. His research interests and expertise are in strategic foresight, creativity, and cross-cultural management. He has published extensively and is currently writing a book entitled “Strategy Without Design”.
Cooperrider, David is the Fairmount Minerals Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and founder and director of the school’s Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit. He has served as advisor to a variety of organizations, with most projects inspired by his Appreciative Inquiry method. David has published 14 books and authored over 50 articles.
Crawley, Rick was the Associate Dean of External Relations and Corporate Communications at the Lancaster University Management School in the U.K., where he was involved in directing the Global Advanced Leadership Program (ALP) and the International Masters in Practicing Management (IMPM). Dr .Crawley has a PhD in Behavioural Science from Aston University.