Behind the problems that routinely plague families, teams , and organizations are individuals who either can t or won t deal with failed promises. Others have broken rules, missed deadlines, or just plain behaved badly . If anybody steps up to the issue, he or she often does a lousy job and creates a whole new set of problems.
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About the Authors
Kerry Patterson has authored award-winning training programs, labored on long- term change efforts, and served as an executive coach. He received the prestigious 2004 BYU Marriot School of Management Dyer Award for outstanding contribution in organizational behavior.
Joseph Grenny an acclaimed keynote speaker and consultant, has designed and implemented major corporate change initiatives for the past nineteen years . He also cofounded California Computer Corporation and Unitus, a nonprofit organization that helps third-world poor achieve economic self- reliance .
Ron McMillan holds advanced degrees in sociology and organizational behavior. He cofounded the Covey Leadership Center, where he served as vice president of research and development. His work ranges from unions and first-level managers to CEOs and corporate executives on topics such as team development, personal vitality , and leadership.
Al Switzler is on the faculty of the Executive Development Center at the University of Michigan. He previously taught at Auburn University, the University of Kentucky, and Brigham Young University. He has directed training and management initiatives with hundreds of organizations worldwide.