"At last! Unique insight into every company's undervalued competitive advantage, the front line - where success actually happens or doesn't - from authors who've been there. Managers everywhere must pay attention to this book." 

GEOFF COLVIN, Fortune columnist; author of Talent is Overrated

Chris DeRose

F-4086Chris DeRose is an active researcher and consultant in the area of organizational change and leadership.  He assists business leaders to improve their organization’s growth and profitability while concurrently developing the next generation of leadership.

DeRose is a partner of Action Learning Associates, a consulting firm specializing in development and delivery of CEO-driven, large-scale transformation.  He has consulted and taught around the world with companies such as Royal Dutch/Shell, Intel, 3M and Genentech.   DeRose was also an associate of the University of Michigan Ross Business School’s Global Business partnership from 1989-2012 and has taught extensively in Executive Education.

His research and consultation in the areas of leadership, organizational change, and innovation has taken place in the automotive, telecommunications, publishing, e-commerce, software, financial services, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, energy, semiconductor, retail, agricultural and consumer goods industries.  DeRose has authored or co-authored numerous book chapters, development handbooks, and articles for publications such as Fortune Magazine, Training & Development, Journal of Cost Management, and Australian Human Resources Journal.


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Noel M. Tichy

TichyDr. Noel M. Tichy is a Professor of Management & Organizations at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.  Professor Tichy is the author of numerous books and articles including Judgment:  How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls (with Warren Bennis, Portfolio, 2007).

Between 1985 – 1987, Dr. Tichy was Manager of Management Education for General Electric where he directed its worldwide development efforts at  GE’s Leadership Development Center, Crotonville. Prior to joining the Michigan faculty, he served for nine years on the Columbia University Business School faculty.

Tichy has long been regarded as a staple of management literacy as noted by his rating as one of the “Top 10 Management Gurus” by BUSINESSWEEK and BUSINESS 2.0. He has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review, Organizational Dynamics, Journal of Business Research, and Journal of Business Strategy and was the founding editor and chief of HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.

Noel Tichy consults widely in both the private and public sectors. He is a senior partner in Action Learning Associates. His clients have included: Best Buy, GE, PepsiCo, Coca Cola, GM, Nokia, Nomura Securities, 3M, Daimler-Benz and Royal Dutch Shell.


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"Judgment On the Front Line"
How Smart Companies Win By Trusting Their People
by Chris DeRose and Noel M. Tichy