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Gary F. Best, Ph.D.

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Full Name Gary F. Best, Ph.D.
Experience Over the last 34 years I’ve held the following positions:
Borough (City) Manager (1980 to 1983)
Law Firm Administrator (1983-1984)
Service Representative, ICMA RC (1984-1988)
Graduate Assistant (Ph.D.) (1988-1994)
Independent Consultant (1994-1996)
Director of Consulting Stryker Center @ Kalamazoo College
Performance Consulting Manager, Lucent Technologies 2000-2003
Enterprise OD Consultant, Horizon Health Care 2003-2013
Owner / Performance Psychologist, PerformanceBest, LLC 2013+
Qualification Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D). The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Disciplines: Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Sociology of Knowledge, Ethnography

Master of Public Administration in Urban Management & Public Budgeting, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Bachelor of Arts, History, Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania

Professional Details

Key Services Development Solutions for Leaders, Managers, Individual Contributors and Teams

+ Executive Coaching (Strategy Creation & Articulation,
Development, Transition & Behavioral Change).
+ Assessments (Off the shelf or customized 360 assessments,
+ Customized Leadership Development Workshops &
+ Succession Planning.

Organizational Effectiveness Consulting:
+ Organizational Assessment
+ Organizational Design
+ Social Capital (Network) Analysis
+ Meeting Facilitation (Strategy Creation, Strategic Intent, Vision, Mission & Values, Business Planning)

Key Note and Meeting/Conference Presentations

+ New Understandings of How the Brain Works: Implications for Decision Making, Thinking and Planning in Organizations.

+ Organizational Duality: The Power of Informal Networks

+ The Leader as Performance Architect: The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Creating Effective Performance Environments

+ Leading Change: What Leaders MUST Address if Leaders Want Change to Really Happen
Website http://www.performancebestllc.com/
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