Dr Gordon Curphy, PhD
Managing Partner of Curphy Leadership Solutions
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Team Assessments
Improving team effectiveness represents a huge opportunity for internal and external consultants, yet most of what happens in this arena falls far short of the mark. Dr Curphy reviewed the role groups and teams play in organisations, the barriers to effective teamwork, and what consultants get wrong when working with teams. He also provided practical advice on how to help organisations scale effective teamwork.
Taking a scientist-practitioner approach to leadership, Gordy has spent the past 30+ years researching, teaching, practicing, and providing consulting advice on leadership. He has written 23 books, numerous articles and book chapters, and sold over 100,000 copies of the number one selling textbook Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience (10th Ed.). He is also the architect of The Rocket ModelÒ, The Rocket Model: Practical Advice for Building High Performing Teams, Ignition: A Guide to Building High Performing Teams, and the Team Assessment SurveyÒ–tools intended to help companies scale effective teamwork.
As a practitioner, Gordy has held numerous leadership positions in the United States Air Force, United States Air Force Academy, Center for Creative Leadership, Blandin Foundation, and Korn/Ferry International. In addition to running his own business since 2002, Gordy has done ex-pat assignments and led start-ups, turn-arounds, major organizational change initiatives, and rapid growth companies. He has built leadership and team assessments, conducted over 2,000 in-depth executive assessments, designed and facilitated 600 senior team engagements, and trained 20,000 leaders on a variety of topics.