Strategic Advisory BoardIncluding Dr. Lois J. Zachary, Dr. Paul Leonardi, and John Parker Stewart
Lois Zachary is an internationally recognized expert on mentoring and has been cited as “one of the top 100 minds in leadership” today. You’ve likely seen mention of Dr. Zachary’s books, or read her quotes, in The New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Inc. magazine, T&D, Leadership Excellence, The Chronicle of Higher Education, or other business and leadership news outlets.
Her first book on mentoring, The Mentor’s Guide, was published in 2000 and has since has become the primary resource for organizations interested in promoting mentoring for leadership and learning and for mentors seeking to deepen their mentoring practice. With her best-selling books Creating a Mentoring Culture (2005), The Mentee’s Guide (2009), the 2012 revision of The Mentor’s Guide, five new Mentoring Excellence Pocket Toolkits and more than 100 published articles, Dr. Zachary has created a comprehensive set of resources for promoting mentoring excellence for individuals and organizations.
Dr. Zachary received her doctorate in adult and continuing education from Columbia University, Teachers College. She holds a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University and a Master of Science degree in education from Southern Illinois University.
Dr. Leonardi’s research, teaching, and consulting focus on helping companies to create and share knowledge more effectively. He is interested in how implementing new technologies and harnessing the power of informal social networks can help companies take advantage of their knowledge assets to create innovative products and services.
He has authored dozens of articles that have appeared in top journals across the fields of management, organization studies, communication studies, and information systems research. He is also the author of three books on innovation and organizational change. He has won major awards for his research from the Academy of Management, the American Sociological Association, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Association for Information Systems, the International Communication Association, the National Communication Association, and the National Science Foundation.
Over the past decade, he has consulted with for-profit and non-profit organizations about how to improve communication between departments, how to use social technologies to improve internal knowledge sharing, how to structure global product development operations, and how to manage the human aspects of new technology implementation.
John Parker Stewart is an internationally recognized and entertaining speaker, executive coach, leadership consultant, and published writer whose clients include Boeing, Bank of Hawaii, BP Oil, Castrol of Malaysia, Cargill, Citibank, Chevron, General Motors, General Electric, IBM, Kennedy Space Center, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Nestle/Carnation, Pacific Bell, Raytheon, Thiokol, Toshiba, U.S. Department of Energy, Waste Management, ViaSat, and Xerox.
After working on his doctorate in organizational behavior at Michigan State University and receiving additional doctoral work on executive performance under Peter Drucker at the Claremont Graduate School of Business, Mr. Stewart was corporate manager over human resource development for 86,000 employees at Lockheed. He worked with Lockheed divisions worldwide and initiated, designed and taught the Lockheed Executive Institutes.
With over 26 years of speaking and consulting experience, John Stewart’s remarkable blend of insight, energy, and skill has challenged and inspired leaders everywhere to a greater understanding of people and their impact on workplace performance. His entertaining and informative style, couched in practical, easily applied principles, captivates his listeners. His audiences particularly value the leadership gems designed for immediate application that he sprinkles throughout his presentations.