Information on Madelyn Blair, Ph.D.
Master Manager, Consultant, C-Suite Ally and Author of the Riding the Current series and Essays in Two Voices.
- Knowledge Management
- Organizational Learning
- Working together
- Overcoming Information Overload
- Story and Narrative in Business
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DC metropolitan area
Madelyn Blair, Ph.D.
Madelyn Blair is one of the world's leading experts on information overload and how individuals, teams, and organizations can overcome it. A former Division Chief of the World Bank, she has over 30 years of managerial and executive experience. Dr. Blair works with leaders at all levels in organizations that range from large, international businesses to start-ups, creating working environments that bring the best of staff knowledge to achieve desired results.
In addition to speaking engagements for corporate or public audiences, Madelyn Blair consults with firms to bring the best knowledge to the table – all the time, every day. Her reputation is grounded in her ability to inspire managers and staff alike to discover their own strengths on which to build their future. She is known for her high energy, gracious spirit, and authentic, respectful treatment of everyone.
Madelyn Blair is the founder of Pelerei, Inc. and is a senior organizational development consultant, facilitator, designer and coach of learning experiences, and expert researcher, building her work on strength-based techniques. Her emphasis is in working with individuals and groups to bring them to another level of accomplishment.
Madelyn Blair's Key Accomplishments Include...
She is recognized as one of the founding members of the movement of the use of story in organizational settings. She is a faculty member at Kent State University in the Information Architecture and Knowledge Management program. She is a co-moderator of Worldwide Story Work, an Associate of the Taos Institute and member of the Taos Institute Associates Council, and co-director of the Center for Narrative Studies. Dr. Blair received her doctorate in organizational psychology from the University of Tilburg, The Netherlands, and holds an MBA from The Wharton School.
Her clients include Bank of Canada, The World Bank, Brookings Institute, the Regional Chamber of Cincinnati, International Monetary Fund, USDA, Smithsonian Institution, and the National Institutes of Health.
She is the author of Riding the Current: How to Deal with the Daily Deluge of Data and Essays in Two Voices. She is a contributing author of Lessons from the Field and Wake Me Up When the Data Is Over. Her next book, Riding the Current Workbook: Overcoming Information Overload, will be published in 2011. She is the creator and writer of Mental Espresso. She is a wife, mother, and mountain climber.
She has appeared on numerous radio and TV programs.
Suggested Keynote Programs
- Staff Development Is Not an Oxymoron
- Information Overload – the Real Impact
- Stories Inside Words: Bringing Your Mission Statement Back to Life and Power
- Leadership in Management: Inspiring Managers to Grow Themselves