Drea Zigarmi

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Drea Zigarmi
MSEL Faculty

Email | drea.zigarmi@mindspring.com
Phone | (760) 489-5005 ext. 5262
Office | The Ken Blanchard Companies

    MSEL Faculty

    Drea Zigarmi is a highly respected and experienced management consultant, best-selling author, and powerful trainer and motivational speaker. His client list reads like a who's who in international business, and his accomplishments within each organization are a result of his talent, knowledge, and the unique manner in which he inspires leaders to take risks and creative action. Companies such as Dow Chemical, Lockheed, and Canadian Pacific have benefited from his work in the areas of management and organizational development, performance appraisal, and productivity improvement, and their leaders have developed admiration and respect for Zigarmi's commitment to their mission. Zigarmi is a best-selling author and Fortune 100 consultant. His most recent publication, The Leader Within: Knowing Enough About Yourself To Lead Others, shows how leaders exert influence and how disposition, values, beliefs, and persona contribute to their very success or failure. Co-authored with Professor Ken Blanchard, Professor Michael O'Connor and Professor Carl Edeburn, The Leader Within reveals the results of an in-depth, seven-year statistical study of leadership in Corporate America. Zigarmi is also co-author of Leadership and The One Minute Manager, the third book in Ken Blanchard's best-selling One Minute Manager Library, and co-developed a number of Blanchard Training and Development products, including the widely used Leader Behavior Analysis instruments. Zigarmi received a bachelor's degree in biology from Norwich University, a master's degree in humanistic education, and a doctorate in education, administration, and organizational studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.