Drea Zigarmi, Ed.D.

MSEL Faculty
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The Ken Blanchard Companies

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Drea Zigarmi is a highly respected and experienced management consultant, best-selling author, and powerful trainer and motivational speaker. 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. 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. Zigarmi is also co-author of Leadership and The One Minute Manager, 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.