I first taught at Antioch University New England in 1976, chaired the Organization & Management Department (now the Management Department) from 1981-1988, and stayed on as a core faculty member until my retirement from the University in 1999. As a core faculty member, I taught Assertive Management, Career Development and Group Dynamics & Leadership.
My teaching, like my approach to consulting to organizations and their leaders, expresses my belief in the individual as an instrument of achievement and change. Thus, I work with people in ways that enhance their self-knowledge, so as to discover their strengths and the best ways to use them and their gaps and the best ways to fill them or work around them. The results I seek are persons who exhibit a strong but humble self-confidence as they attempt to influence others and organizational dynamics in ways that reflect their own and others’ values, beliefs, hopes, passions, and interests.
I entered professional life in 1959 as a government public affairs officer and subsequently held senior management positions with nationally-known training and consulting corporations. For eight years prior to Antioch New England Graduate School, I taught graduate management courses at Harvard University. I began my private consulting practice in 1973, consulting to managers in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. I received my master’s degree from Harvard, where I concentrated in organizational behavior. It’s my goal to remain active in teaching and consulting for as long as I am making dynamic contributions to the lives of Antioch students and to the success of organizations whose missions I admire.