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A Collection of Stories from Penn's Organizational Dynamics Program

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My Organizational Dynamics Journey

The Beauty of Teaching in Penn’s MSOD Program

The beauty of teaching Organizational Dynamics is that students ask powerful, challenging questions. On the last day of class a student asked privately: “I am tired of waiting for my organization’s leaders to lead; how I can lead from the middle?”

Dynamics Duo – Adam and Tiffany and Penn’s Organizational Dynamics Program

30 Years in the Organizational Dynamics Community

I have been part of Organizational Dynamics since I arrived at Penn in 1986, working with Russ Ackoff at Wharton.  Nancy Bauer recruited me as an instructor as soon as I arrived at Penn. For 30 years I have seen… Continue Reading →

A New Perspective

A few years ago I was looking for a graduate program to enhance my management skills in order to complement my job competencies in my current role as a financial decision-maker.  I was attempting to become an agent of change… Continue Reading →

Language in Leadership

I’ve recently submitted my official Application for Graduation from the Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics, effective December 2017. No question, I’ve discovered and defined a lot. Greatest of all things I picked up in the program, I’ve learned to… Continue Reading →

Not Your Typical Organizational Dynamics Student

I was never a prototypical OD student.  Starting out in the late 1980’s as a twenty-something who had just completed his MBA, I was among the youngest members of the OD program.  I valued the skills that my MBA degree… Continue Reading →

A Cook’s Tour of My Organizational Dynamics Experience

My tour ends this spring with graduation. Looking back six years to when I started, I could never have predicted the growth, academically, professionally and personally, and I’ve never been as proud of any other 6 years. My tour began… Continue Reading →

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