John M. Donovan
JOHN MICHAEL DONOVAN, PH.D.
After serving as a military officer, Michael completed his doctoral studies in Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University. Next, he worked for both Proctor and Gamble, and Honeywell in Human Resource Management positions. At Honeywell’s Aerospace Division, he led new program development efforts including Total Quality Management, and a management development program patterned after GE’s legendary Leadership Development Program.
Next, he became the CEO of PDS, Inc. a mid-size international consulting and training firm specializing in the design and implementation of high performance work systems. His clients included: GE, AlliedSignal, 3M, Harley Davidson, Miller Brewing, Novartis, Merck Pharmaceuticals, KLM Airlines, Asia Pacific Breweries, Lucent Technologies, Texas Instruments, Hallmark Cards, Tampa Electric, Ford Motor Company, Florida Power, Baltimore Gas and Electric, the New York Times, and Xerox.
Dr. Donovan also teaches in the MBA Program at Schiller International University. He also is the Program Lead for the innovative Contemporary Business Management Program at AHED Colleges.
His new book is entitled: So You Think You Can LEAD? A Guide to Discovering and Harnessing Your Potential for Leadership. He has authored three highly successful training programs: The Roadmap to Problem Solving™; TEAM CONCEPT™; and the Changing Role of the Supervisor. He has also published over twenty (20) articles on various aspects of continuous improvement, change management, leadership talent management, work redesign, and employee involvement.
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