We offer the following introduction to the next 6 papers:
Jeffrey D. Ford, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Management of the Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Laurie Ford, Ph.D. is president of Critical Path Consultants, Inc., a business management consulting firm. As thinkers and authors, Jeffrey and Laurie Ford have provided intellectual material to Zampella Group since 2001 to describe and distinguish the foundations of our ontological learning and coaching model as applied in an organizational context.
Several of their papers have been published in academic journals, presented at academic conferences, and won awards. In 2009, Jeffrey and Laurie Ford authored the book “The Four Conversations,” which we recommend as an essential leadership development text.