Archive for April, 2015

The Tata Institute Center for Social Organization Leadership is becoming a world leader in Change… just my cup of Tea!

April 20, 2015

Maja is becoming a star in India.

The one change I am making to my Transforming Any Team intervention since 1978

April 11, 2015

The instant team building activity here is spot on. Plus just good stuff from M. Goldsmith who studied with me with Tannenbaum.

I am doing this as a stand alone and in my phase 1 of WST.

Email Maja ( and she will give explicit directions that we use if u wish to implement.

Best from fast growing Manila. PH is now the second best economy behind China in key variables.

Evidence that we must transform the way OD and Change Management occur: Burke says 60 to 70% of change efforts fail!!

April 6, 2015

On Apr 7, 2015, at 2:11 AM, Burke, Warner wrote:


The answer is “yes” and the name of our program is not social psychology but instead Social-Organizational Psychology.



On Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM, Roland Sullivan wrote:
Need a reply that says yes to the following that will be published in a new book honoring Udai Pareek, the first Asian NTL fellow and who studied at Columbia in the 60’s.

“To support such transformation we all are challenged to positively change the way change interventions occur. Why? Because it is common knowledge supported by W. Warner Burke, who is known for defining the field of OD and heading one of the elite Social-Organizational Psychology programs at Columbia University in New York that change efforts are failing 60 to 70% of the time.”


I am authoring this with Professor Vijayakumar of the famed TATA Institute of Social Sciences  of India. Perhaps we need to have you fly over and help us start the Executive OD and Executive Leadership programs or if your wife does not want to come to India then we work virtually.

your student Roland

W. Warner Burke, PhD
Edward Lee Thorndike Professor of Psychology and Education
220 Zankel Hall
Box 24 Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
(212) 678-3831

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