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W. Warner Burke

Can you handle frustration and unsettling change? Are you comfortable operating outside your comfort zone? Do you welcome and learn from new experiences, however difficult? Then you've got what Teachers College organizational psychologist Warner Burke calls "learning agility" -- and you're cut out to lead.

Warner Burke is Teachers College's Edward Lee Thorndike Professor of Psychology and Education, Chair of the Department of Organization and Leadership, and Education Program Coordinator, Graduate Programs in Social-Organizational Psychology. He is co-developer of the widely studied Burke-Litwin Change Model, has consulted for Fortune 500 companies and is co-founder of the Eisenhower Leaders Development Program, jointly operated by Teachers College and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Burke's books include Organization Change: Theory and Practice (2011), Business Climate Shifts: Profiles of Change Makers (2000, with WilliamTrahant and Richard Koonce), and Organization Development: A Process of Learning and Changing (1994). 

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Premiered on 6/3/2013

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In "Mini Moments with Big Thinkers," leading figures in Teachers College's history discuss groundbreaking ideas, research and initiatives born at the College during the past half-century. The Mini Moments are drawn from the College’s Oral History Project, a collection of more than 90 videotaped interviews conducted by Melanie Shorin and Jessica Wiederhorn, the principals of The Narrative Trust, a private firm that conducts and captures the oral histories of institutions, communities and individuals. Produced in conjunction with TC’s Department of Development and External Affairs, the Mini-Moments are airing throughout 2013.

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