Dennis Jaffe is Professor of Organizational Systems at Saybrook
Graduate School. He is the founding partner of Changeworks,
LLC in San Francisco, where he consults to organizations and
family businesses about long-term change to build competitive
advantage by unleashing the power of their employees.
He is a board member and fellow of the World Business Academy
and the Family Firm Institute. He received his B.A. in Philosophy,
M.A. in Management, and Ph.D. in Sociology, all from Yale
University. He is a licensed clinical psychologist.
He has written 20 books, including Getting Your Organization
to Change, Rekindling Commitment, Take This Work and Love
It, Managing Change at Work, Empowerment, Self-Renewal: High
Performance in a High Stress World, Organizational Vision,
Values and Mission, and two best-selling books on family business,
Working with the Ones You Love: Strategies for a Successful
Family Business, and Working with Family Business: A Guide
He is an active consultant and business visionary, who has
helped hundreds of businesses, large and small, grow through
major organizational transitions. His work focuses on helping
the organization make the massive changes demanded in the
new work environment, by tapping the creative potential of
all their employees. He has long been a leader in creating
collaborative, learning-oriented approaches to creating direction,
strategy and alignment of the organization to achieve outstanding
Dr. Jaffe is the creator of many organizational learning
programs, which help leaders to engage their teams and move
the organization in new directions, in times of great transition,
including Leading Change, and Managing Change. His video,
Managing People through Change, was voted one of the Best
Products of 1991 by the magazine Human Resource Executive.
His work has been featured in Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur,
Nation's Business, Time, The Wall Street Journal, and he has
been profiled in People Magazine.