Research and Insights Archive

Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations

John Guttery

John Guttery

John Guttery is senior vice president of Enterprise Initiatives for Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people and vital resources. He leads enterprise-wide projects that advance the company’s...

Carliss Miller

Carliss Miller

Dr. Carliss Miller is a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) scholar-practitioner leading strategic efforts to elevate inclusion and belonging–humanity–in organizations. After a decade in academia as a management professor and diversity-leadership scholar, Carliss...

Jennifer Soderholm

Jennifer Soderholm

Jenny has over 31 years of healthcare fundraising and development experience. Before joining Children’s Minnesota, she served as executive vice president and chief development officer at Planned Parenthood North Central States, where she oversaw all aspects of...

Jessica Darke

Jessica Darke

Jessica Darke (she/her/hers) is a one of the Global Pride ERG Leaders for Intuit, a member of the Intuit Transgender Advisory Board, and a product manager within the Cybercraft organization. She has been with Intuit for 17 years and recently moved from the Tucson...

Sarah Weaver

Sarah Weaver

Sarah Weaver is the Director of OD & Culture Activation at Microsoft. Sarah began her career at The Hershey Company making candy and optimizing production processes. This was quickly followed by more systemic work around quality improvements and cost savings projects...

Mary Zellmer-Bruhn

Mary Zellmer-Bruhn

Dr. Zellmer-Bruhn is the Associate Dean of MBA and MS Programs and Professor in the Work and Organizations Department of the Carlson School of Management. She received a bachelor's degree in marketing, a master's degree in management, and a Ph.D. in organizational...

Angela Spranger

Angela Spranger

Angela Spranger is the inaugural Senior Diversity Officer for the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management and the founding Director of the Center for Inclusive Excellence. Within the school, she works to shift the culture to encourage and deepen a sense...

John Sweeney

John Sweeney

John Sweeney, owner of the Brave New Outpost, has been changing human behavior for over 20 years within some of the biggest organizations in the world, including: Microsoft, Target, Hilton, United Health Group, General Mills, Facebook, Apple, Medtronic, Best Buy, CH...

Margi Simmons

Margi Simmons

Margi Simmons of the Brave New Outpost works with individuals and teams to increase self-awareness, communication, collaboration, and ideation skills by using techniques from the world of applied improvisation. Margi has performed, taught, and practiced...

Dexter Davis

Dexter Davis

Named one of Savoy Magazine’s 2023 Most Influential Leaders in Diversity & Inclusion, Davis continues to lead Ecolab’s progress toward its 2030 DE&I Impact Goals, focused on increasing management level gender diversity, management level ethnic/racial diversity...

Winnie Doeswijk

Winnie Doeswijk

Winnie Doeswijk is the Global Head of Organisation Development at Novartis, based in Basel, Switzerland. With more than 20 years of experience in organisational development, Winnie leads a team of experts who support major business transformations through...