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Assistant Professor of Practice, Peter F. Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University

I serve as Assistant Professor of Practice at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. I have more than a decade’s experience helping leaders to relentlessly develop themselves while retaining their humanity in the face of monumental change and challenge.

My work redefines and enhances productivity by cultivating quality of mind. I created and teach The Executive Mind, a series of demanding and transformative executive education courses dedicated to Drucker’s assertion that “You cannot manage other people unless you manage yourself first.”

My work is informed by the experience of living day-to-day for 17 years with a potentially terminal illness, and when faced with the need for life-saving surgery having more than a dozen former students come forward as organ donors.

I received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, under the direction of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience.

I also graduated from the Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government with an M.P.P., and a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Wittenberg University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. My work is also deeply informed by more than twenty years' experience with Asian contemplative practices.

I consult internationally, obsess about modern architecture, and love to eat. My wife and I dutifully serve two house cats who live in Los Angeles. I am a contributor to