John M. Donovan



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.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being a business writer my greatest joy is when readers tell me they were able to apply the concepts and ideas. Much of management literature is to general or theoretical for application to real business situations. Keeping it simple is the challenge.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are not only readers but also students and managers in business training or consulting settings. Their feedback and success at applying what they learn is immensely rewarding.
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So You Think You Can LEAD? A Guide to Discovering and Harnessing Your Potential for Leadership
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 34,680. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Business Management
Do you see yourself as having leadership potential? You might answer yes, but the real question is: How do others, who can provide you with career leadership opportunities, judge your potential? This book helps you identify your strengths and design opportunities to demonstrate your leadership potential. The book can help you to take increased initiative in your career progress.

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