Organizational Transformation & Design Expert, Author

Dick Axelrod

Dick Axelrod has been a pioneer in the design of collaborative systems which enable leaders and workers to jointly construct a company both profitable and worthy of pride. Some have called his practices “organizational barn raising” because the focus and energy shown by participants reminds them of the old-time, community barn raisings, in which neighbors would erect a sturdy building in a weekend. We like that comparison.  When a company is focused, and its people work within a system that includes spirited involvement, remarkable things can occur.

Raised in Chicago, Dick teaches Crisis Leadership in the University of Chicago’s Masters in Threat and Response Management Program. Dick authored the award-winning Terms of Engagement: New Ways of Leading and Changing Organizations, and co-authored You Don’t Have to Do It Alone: How to Involve Others to Get Things Done, which the New York Times called “the best of the current crop of books on this subject.” Dick is the recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Chicago. He remains a long suffering Chicago Cubs fan, which explains his optimistic spirit.

The Axelrod Group is a strategic partner of Entheon Partners, providing our clients with expertise and services in organizational transformation, participative design of sales forces, employee engagement, change management, and collaborative leadership.