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Leader Interviews

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Carmella Granado and Matt Zimmer

Carmella Granado, Senior Director of Organizational Effectiveness, Flextronics, and Matt Zimmer, General Manager of a Flextronics facility share their experience with QUESTION THINKING™. Flextronics’ experience is also featured in the August 2012 Wharton at Work Newsletter.

Jim Roussin

An interview with Jim Roussin, M.A. co-author of Guiding Professional Learning Communities: Inspiration, Challenge, Surprise, and Meaning.

Dr. Andrea Goeglein

Marge Schiller and Joyce Lemke

Marge is a pioneer in Appreciative Inquiry and co-author of Appreciative Leaders: In the Eye of the Beholder. Joyce is a master educator who has had almost every possible role in the field of education. In this conversation they discuss some of what they have learned and the importance of strength-based schools. You can learn more about Marge and Joyce’s work at

Kathy Telban

In this interview, you’ll find out how Kathy, who is Director of Curriculum and Assessment at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), is helping her school improve student performance and faculty satisfaction by transforming itself into a culture of inquiry. Click here to read an article about this culture of inquiry and assessment work at Tri-C.

Alex Pattakos

This interview is with Alex Pattakos, Ph.D. author of Prisoners of our Thoughts, Viktor Frankl’s Principles for Discovering Meaning in Life and Work, 2nd Edition. In our conversation, Alex discussed how to discover deeper meaning in life and work, especially to the questions one asks. Visit Alex’s website:

Caregivers Teleconference

Caring for Caregivers of ALS Patients and Families: Healing Strategies and Perspectives for this Challenging Journey.

This is an informational and eye-opening conversation that Marilee hosted with two caregivers and an international expert on palliative care.

The panelists were:

Cynda Hylton Rushton, Ph.D. R.N.: Internationally recognized expert on palliative care and bioethics; Associate Professor, The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Detta Penna: Caregiver of husband, Peter, with ALS, copy editor, and book designer of Change Your Questions, Change Your Life

Christine Cutler: caregiver of husband Joel Cutler who has ALS. Christine also shared insights and reflections from the website of her amazing husband, Joel, including his blog about life with ALS.

Here is our list of resources for Caregivers:

Caroline Miller

Listen to this Inquiring Mindset Series interview of Caroline Miller, author of Creating Your Best Life: The Ultimate Life List Guide and learn about how to get to your goals.

Appreciative Inquiry Pioneer Diana Whitney

I’m very happy to share with you my conversation with Dr. Diana Whitney, which is the latest in our Inquiring Mindset Interview Series. Diana is one of the pioneers of Appreciative Inquiry, an internationally respected speaker and consultant, author of numerous books and articles, and founder and president of the Corporation for Positive Change (CPC).

I’m sure you’ll find Diana’s insights, suggestions, and stories illuminating and inspiring. I also encourage you to learn more about Diana and her work though her website: