Faculty Bio

Dr. Tojo Thatchenkery

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    Dr. Tojo Thatchenkery
  • Tojo Thatchenkery (Ph.D. Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University) is an internationally known speaker, consultant, and educator. He is professor and director of the Organization Development and Knowledge Management program at George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia. He is also a faculty member at Fielding Graduate University and a member of the NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Science and the Taos Institute. Thatchenkery is the author of over a dozen books and hundreds of articles. One of them, Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn was a Harvard Business Review recommend book. In another book, Making the Invisible Visible, Thatchenkery introduced the concept of quiet leadership as a key driver for innovation in organizations. The quiet leader mindfully observes what’s around her and builds on the strengths of the team. Thatchenkery has extensive consulting experience in change management, leadership development, organization design and strategy, and knowledge management. Past and current clients include Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, IBM, Fannie Mae, Booz Allen, PNC Bank, Lucent Technologies, General Mills, 3M, British Petroleum, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, USDA, EPA, U.S. Treasury, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Akbank (Turkey), and the Tata Consulting Services (India). For more information, please visit www.appreciativeintelligence.com

  • Upcoming Seminars:
    Transforming Difficult Conversations and Discovering Common Ground:
    Appreciative Intelligence®
    with Dr. Tojo Thatchenkery
        Appreciative Intelligence® is the ability to see the generative potential in any situation and to actualize it.  It is a leadership skill set that will enable you to step into conflict mindfully, and to transform difficult conversations into purposeful discussions.  Research has...