Since 1975, Barry Jentz and Joan Wofford have been Partners and Principals in Leadership & Learning, an organizational development and consulting firm specializing in leadership development and organizational change. Between us, we have over seventy years of experience, working extensively in both the public and private sectors with administrators, managers, and executives in hospitals, government and social service agencies, day care facilities, and higher education, as well as in businesses as diverse as newspaper publishing, finance, nuclear power, architectural design and construction, real estate development, international management consulting, engineering, consumer products, .com start ups, software development, and magazine publishing, along with doctors and lawyers.
Our business is making learning an integral part of leadership: We believe that leaders must be capable of learning about and modifying their own practice by examining the underlying patterns of thought that give rise to that practice, as well as generate this same capability in those who work for them. Our methodologies engage leaders in examining and changing their own behavior and underlying mental constructions by:
Expanding personal consciousness and interpersonal skills through Video Taping and Analysis of a Progression of Difficult, Managerial Interactions
Helping individual leaders make new sense of their experience and increase their vocabulary of leadership behavior through Executive Coaching
Creating new personal and interpersonal knowledge through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Construing the start of a new job as an opportunity for organizational learning by using an EntryPlan Approach
Producing change in individual and teamwork performance through a progression of Teamwork Performance Feedback Activities
Enhancing the performance of large project teams tasked with the delivery of a skyscraper, a new product, system-wide improved student performance in classrooms, merged public/private organizations, etc., through the use of an Offsite All-On-The-Same-Page Activity