About the Author
Arthur M. Freedman, MBA, Ph.D. is a licensed consulting organizational psychologist specializing in action learning coaching, executive coaching, leadership development, organization development, and planning and implementing complex organizational change. He has consulted throughout the world. He is an Adjunct Professor in the MBA Program, Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University and Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania. He received many awards: 1994 RHR International Award for Excellence in Consulting Psychology; Elliott Jaques Award for the outstanding Consulting Psychology Journal article of 1997; 2007 Levinson Award for Exceptional Contributions to Organizational Consulting Psychology; Hall of Fame Award from the National Hispanic Institute in 2011; 2012 Distinguished Psychologist in Management award from the Society of Psychologists in Management. Skipton Leonard, Ph.D. is a social and organizational psychologist. He is Principal and Managing Director for Learning Thru Action, LLC, providing action-based solutions for developing people and organizations. Skip was a Vice President and Executive Consultant with Personnel Decisions International (PDI). Over the years, Skip has consulted with numerous Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, NGOs, and US government agencies and institutes. He is an adjunct professor, Carey School of Business, Johns Hopkins University. He is a licensed psychologist in Virginia. Skip is a Member of the American Psychological Association, Past-President and Fellow of the Society of Consulting Psychology, and founding editor of the Consulting Psychology Journal. He received such awards as the Chairman's Award for Innovation (PDI), The Founders Award by NYU, and a special commendation for leadership from the Society of Consulting Psychology. Drs. Freedman and Leonard have many books, book chapters, articles, and professional presentations including: Leonard, H.S., Lewis, R., Freedman, A.M. & Passmore. J. (Eds.) (2013). The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Leadership, Change & OD. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. Marquardt, M., Leonard, H.S., Freedman, A.M., Hill, C. (2009). Action learning for developing leaders and organizations: principles, strategies, and cases. Washington: American Psychological Association Press. Hill, C., Leonard, H.S., and Sokol, M. (2006). Action learning guide: real learning, real results. Minneapolis: Personnel Decisions International Press.