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JIM McNERNEY, Chairman, president, and CEO, The Boeing Company

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