Conflict Management for Real
Howard Guttman Interview
Howard M. Guttman is the principal of Guttman Development Strategies, Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in executive development, management development, and organization development. GDS focuses on aligning senior management teams, developing the strategy and implementation of "horizontal" organizations (brand teams, matrix structures, global teams), and executive development.
Mr. Guttman and his staff of 18 consultants are known for creating programs and processes that are pragmatic, results oriented, and produce observable change. His style is direct, and he enables clients to clearly see the distinction between symptoms and core organization issues. Among GDS's U.S. and international clients are major corporations such as Campbell Soup, Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson, Masterfoods U.S.A., Motorola, L'Oreal U.S.A., Pfizer, Philip Morris, Sara Lee Corporation, and The New York Times.
Mr. Guttman has also consulted with numerous universities and non-profit organizations around the world. Mr. Guttman's corporate experience includes Johnson & Johnson and Automatic Data Processing. At J&J, his last position was director of human resources. Previously, at J&J, he served as national manager of human resources development and general manager of headquarters personnel. At ADP, Mr. Guttman was senior organization development consultant responsible for internal consulting and executive training. Mr. Guttman holds an M.S. from Case Western Reserve University's School of Applied Social Sciences. He has been a professor of organization behavior and management consulting at the Graduate School of Management of Rutgers University and an adjunct professor of behavioral consulting at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Graduate School of Psychology.
Mr. Guttman is the author of When Goliaths Clash, Managing Executive Conflict to Build a More Dynamic Organization, published by AMACOM in April 2003. He has appeared on MSNBC, New Jersey News 12, WMAQ Chicago, and Comcast Network's "One on One." He is a frequent contributor to professional journals such as Executive Excellence, Harvard B-School Working Knowledge, Harvard Management Update, Human Resource Executive, The Journal of Business Strategy, Leader to Leader, Management Review, and Pharmaceutical Executive. He has recently been made a contributing editor to Executive Excellence.
Articles by Mr. Guttman have also appeared in broad-interest newspapers and magazines such as American Airlines' American Way, Amtrak's Arrive, Business News New Jersey, Investors Business Daily, NJ Biz, The Newark Star Ledger, and U.S.A. Today. Mr. Guttman frequently addresses academic and corporate audiences on such topics as "Executive Development", "Consulting at the Board Level", "Accelerating Organizational Development", "Strategic Training Initiatives", "High-Performance Team Development" and "Conflict Management as a Core Leadership Competency."
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