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Richard N. Knowles, Ph.D.
|Richard N. Knowles, Ph.D.|
|Expertise||Lead a large corporation through a significant transformation; Studied the theories of complex systems leadership and offers both the practical and theoretical knowledge and understanding to help organization through their own transformations; Lectures on Self-Organizing Leadership, Work-Place Safety, Developing dialogue on the tough questions facing organizations, The Process Enneagram©|
|Current Organization||Richard N. Knowles & Associates, Inc.|
|Type of Organization||Consulting|
|Major Product||Helps leaders learn to effectively lead transformative organizational change|
|Area of Distribution||National/International|
|University/Degree||B.A., Chemistry, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, 1957; Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1961|
|Born||August 8, 1935, Wilmington, Delaware|
|Honors & Awards||DuPont Ag Products Crystal Award for Championing Human Potential, 1989; EPA Community Leadership Award, 1995|
|Published Works||Articles in Barrett-Koehler's Work, The Journal for Quality and Participation, The Economic Development Review and Emergence; Book, "The Leadership Dance"; "The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook Chapter 1, Leadership for Sustainable Enterprise"; 40 US patents including- 3,772,384, Carbonization of Aliphatic Organic Halides with Metallic Alcoholates; 3,764,621, Certain Substituted Methylhenzoic Acids and Substituted Methylayclohexane Carboxylic Acids; 3,705,128, Flame Resistant Polymers Containing Amide Complexes of Metal Salts|
|Affiliations||Center for Self-Organizing Leadership; American Society of Safety Engineers- ASSE; American Chemical Society-ACS (50 year member); Adjunct Instructor, Medaille College, Buffalo, NY, MBA program teaching organizational behavior, systems thinking and leadership, since 2008; Academy of Senior Professionals, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg FL|
|Hobbies & Sports||Reading, bird watching, nature|
|Career Accomplishments||40 U.S. patents; Highly successful Plant Manager; Helped lead the U.S. chemical industry in sharing worst case scenarios required under the Clean Air Act|
|Work History||36 years in The DuPont Co., Chemical Manufacturing; Plant Manager 13 years; Last assignment Director of Community Outreach and Emergency Response; Retired 1996; Consultant on organizational transformation; Creator of the Process Ennergram-a model for transformation|
|Children||Elizabeth, Dorothy, Cynthia, Christine (step-daughter); 5 grandchildren|
|Spouse||Claire Elaine Frericks|
|Married||December 31, 1988|
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