Judith M. Bardwick, Ph.D., has been called one of the great management thinkers of our time. She is a highly regarded writer, speaker, and management consultant specializing in the psychology of the corporate environment. For more than two decades, she has combined cutting edge-psychological research with practical business applications to optimize organizational performance, change organizational views and values, and help managers achieve financial and personal success. IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Johnson & Johnson, 3M, BellSouth, and National Steel are among her many clients.

Dr. Bardwick is the author of one of the top 25 bestselling business books of the last decade, Danger in the Comfort Zone (AMACOM; 1995). Her latest book, One Foot Out the Door: How to Combat the Psychological Recession That’s Alienating Employees and Hurting American Business (AMACOM; October 2007) was selected as the #1 Human Resources/Organizational Developmental Book of 2007.

Judith Bardwick earned a B.S. degree from Purdue University (1954) and an M.S. from Cornell (1955). She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan (1964) and subsequently became a Full professor and Associate Dean of the College of Literature Science and the Arts at that university. Dr. Bardwick left the University of Michigan in 1982 and served as a visiting Professor of Management at the School of Business Administration at San Diego State University during 1982 – 1983. Since then she has devoted herself to consulting and business-related research and writing. She is currently a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California at San Diego.