Who We Are
Joe McCann and John Selsky have been on a 25-year quest to understand and create strategies for organizations and groups around the world to master their increasingly dynamic and volatile environments. Trained and mentored by some of the world’s leading academic figures in systems thinking and theory, organization design and change, they offer insightful and practical perspectives on very complex situations affecting businesses, governments and nonprofit organizations.
Joseph McCann (1946-2015) is an internationally acknowledged scholar, consultant, and author of many books and articles on leadership development, organization design and strategic change, rapidly growing technology companies, mergers & acquisitions, and new business venturing. His ideas and work have been cited on several occasions in Fast Company, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, USA Today, several major newspapers, and in European and Asian media.
He has served as dean of three business schools and director of several leadership centers and executive education programs. In addition, he has participated in numerous M&A, strategic visioning, restructuring and redesign projects for major US and European companies. He is presently a Distinguished Principal Research Fellow at The Conference Board, New York, and Scholar in Residence at the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of South Florida, Tampa. He earned his MA and PhD in Business & Applied Economics at The Wharton School.
John W. Selsky
John W. Selsky is a management researcher and adviser in strategic management, organization design and development, and corporate social responsibility. He has held academic positions in Australia, New Zealand, Turkey as well as the U.S, where he taught strategic management, international management, organization design and business ethics at undergraduate and MBA levels. He has published extensively in leading management journals in Europe and the U.S. John is currently a Consulting Fellow of the Institute for Washington’s Future, a Seattle-based public policy center concerned with economic, environmental and social justice in Washington state. He holds a M.S. and Ph.D. from The Wharton School.
John has a long standing interest in turbulent organizational environments and how to strategize effectively in them. His concerns about agile and resilient systems flow from that focus on turbulence and contextual disruption. John also actively researches in the areas of cross-sector social partnerships and sustainable environmental management. For some years he has been engaged with colleagues at the Said Business School, Oxford University in organizing the triannual Oxford Futures Forums. Prior to co-authoring Mastering Turbulence, he co-edited Business Planning for Turbulent Times (Earthscan, 2008, rev. 2010), an anthology of readings about scenario planning sourced from the first OFF