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:
Creating new personal and interpersonal knowledge through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Helping individual leaders make new sense of their experience and increase their vocabulary of leadership behavior through Executive Coaching
Construing the start of a new job as an opportunity for organizational learning by using an Entry Plan Approach
Producing change in individual and teamwork performance through a progression of Group Teamwork Performance Feedback Activities
Expanding interpersonal skills through Video Taping and Analysis of a Progression of Difficult, Managerial Interactions
Enhancing the performance of large teams through an Offsite All-On-The-Same-Page Activity and other designs to help groups identify, examine, change, and improve their own work structures and processes