The Institute Leadership

The leadership team of the Institute have more than seventy-five years of experience in developing leaders and organizations. Together they are the authors of more than twenty books on management and leadership. They have extensive experience in academia and in the field of practical application of change management.

Lawrence M. Miller, CEO

For the past forty years Lawrence M. Miller has worked to improve the performance of organizations and the skills of their leaders. His expertise is derived from hands on experience creating change in the culture of hundreds of organizations.

He has been consulting, writing and speaking about business organization and culture since 1973. After ten years with another consulting firm, he formed his own firm, the Miller Howard Consulting Group in 1983. In 1998 he sold his firm to Towers Perrin, an international human resource consulting firm and became a Principal of that firm. In 1999 he left that firm to focus on his interest in serving non-profit organizations and solo consulting projects.

Mr. Miller has authored eleven books, among them American Spirit: Visions of A New Corporate Culture, which was the text for Honda of America’s course on their values and culture; and Barbarians to Bureaucrats: Corporate Life Cycle Strategies,which draws on the history of the rise and fall of civilizations to illustrate the patterns of leadership and evolution in corporate cultures. Most recently he authored Getting to Lean – Transformational Change Management. He has also authored Team Kata: Your Guide to Creating High Performing Teams. He has appeared on the Today Show, CNN, made numerous appearances on CNBC, has written for The New York Times and been the subject of a feature story in Industry Week magazine.

Dr. Dorothy Marcic, President

Dr. Dorothy Marcic is a professor, playwright, and management consultant. She is faculty at Columbia University, and a former professor at Vanderbilt University. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Prague and was delegate to both the UN Economic and Social Develop Summit in Copenhagen and the UN Commission on the Status of Women. During her long career as a management consultant, she has worked with Viacom, Ford Motor Company, the US Dept of State, AT&T, Eurotel, Governor and Cabinet of North Dakota, USAA, and many more, including over 2000 keynotes and workshops given.

She is the author of 15 books, including the best-selling Understanding Management and RESPECT: Women and Popular Music, which traces women’s development through Top-40 music with content-analysis research of how women are depicted in popular music lyrics. It was turned into a musical, which has now played 64 cities.  Her more recent musical, SISTAS, has been playing Off-Broadway for over five years. Dorothy started her career in the arts as a production assistant on the TV program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, while in graduate school and had two different weekly shows on Public Radio for a total of 5 years.  She is a member of the Actor’s Studio Playwright and Director’s Unit and has appeared on C-SPAN, CMT, and Bravo Network, as well as being listed on IMDB. She lives in New York City.

Over 230,000 students have enrolled in our courses in more than 200 countries

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