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W. Warner Burke

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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