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|Dr Paul H. Hersey|
January 26, 1931 |
Brooklyn, New York
|Occupation||Author, Professional speaker, Consultant, Management expert|
Paul Hersey (born in 1931 - died 2012) is a behavioral scientist and entrepreneur. He is best known for conceiving Situational Leadership. Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard published Management of Organization Behavior- now in its ninth edition.
Hersey teaches about training and development in leadership, management, and selling. In addition to his teaching, he is a consultant, on a continuing basis, to industrial, government, and military organizations.
Hersey is presently a Distinguished Professor of Leadership Studies at Nova Southeastern University. He is a former faculty member of Northern Illinois University, California State University, Chico, University of Arkansas, and Ohio University. He also served in the roles of Chairman of the Department of Management and Dean of the School of Business. Hersey has also served as Project Director for the Industrial Relations Center of the University of Chicago, Training Director at Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Company, and Department Head at Sandia Corporation.
Hersey's works include Management of Organizational Behavior: Utilizing Human Resources, Organizational Change through Effective Leadership and Selling: A Behavioral Science Approach. His most recent books include The Situational Leader, Situational Selling, Situational Service: Customer Care for the Practitioner, and Situational Parenting.
Hersey has also recently contributed to the Isolobella lecture series at Alliant International University in San Diego, hosted by Symlog. He has received degrees from various institutions including a Doctorate of Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, M.B.A. Degrees from the Universities of Arkansas and Chicago, and a B.S. Degree from Seton Hall University.
In the 1960s, Hersey established the Center for Leadership Studies, which provides training in Situational Leadership, as well as Situational Coaching, Parenting, and Selling. Hersey credits Douglas McGregor and Carl Rogers as being foundational to his early thinking on management and leadership.
- Conversations with Paul Hersey, John R. Schermerhorn, Jr., Ohio University, http://www.situationalsa.com/Pdf/Conversations_With_Paul_Hersey.pdf
- Lessons in Leadership An Interview with Paul Hersey by Charles W. Blackwell
- Center for Leadership Studies Hersey's group that provides SL training