Meet Featured Author: William Stinnett, Ph.D.
Date: March 28th, 2011
William Stinnett, Ph.D. has educated and coached more than 10,000 executives, managers, and other professionals in leadership, communication, problem solving, and facilitation skills. He has facilitated the team building, strategic planning, or implementation plans of hundreds of management teams. He has received consistently superior ratings in his training seminars, which include Leader Effectiveness Training, Facilitator Development Workshop, Team Leader Training, Total Quality Management, Continuous Quality Improvement, Total Cycle Time, and many others. As a Master Trainer for Gordon Training International Bill has conducted Leader Effectiveness Training Workshops, Train-the-Trainer Workshops, and supervised trainer candidates in a wide variety of organizations across the country including Medtronic, Merck & Co., Inc., W.L. Gore & Associates, Fort James Corporation, Weyerhaeuser, and Walt Disney Imagineering. Internationally Bill has conducted workshops for the Republic Bank of Trinidad in Port of Spain, Trinidad/Tobago, Merck in Montreal, Hong Kong and Singapore, Nama Chemicals in Saudi Arabia, Medtronic in P.R.C and Cabot Microelectronics in Japan.
Prior to establishing the Human Productivity Center in 1985, Bill worked for Honeywell. First as a facilitator, then as the manager of a group of top-notch organization development professionals, Bill helped redesign and re-engineer the company’s team process. During his time at Honeywell, his group developed and implemented a team-based management system that produced a 330% increase in productivity and a 50% reduction of product cost at a prototype Honeywell facility. Bill began his career teaching and conducting research in the university setting. He came to Arizona in 1976 and from then until 1980, when he went to work for Honeywell, was an Assistant Professor of Communication at Arizona State University. During his academic appointment at the university, Bill taught many of the fundamental communication courses including Small Group Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Persuasion and others. He was the director of the Introduction to Communication course, which was required for all business majors, as well as several other majors. He also taught several graduate seminars including research methods and several advanced content seminars. In addition, Bill was actively engaged in scientific research in the field of communication and published several monographs during his tenure at the university.
Over the past fifteen years, Bill has written many articles regarding organization development for regional and national publications. He also is co-author of the book, Corporate Madness: How to Change the System When the System Refuses to Change.