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Jim TaylorJim Taylor
Center Director 

As Director of the Center for Organizational Effectiveness, Jim leads the Center in all efforts to provide Executive Coaching, Leadership and Talent Management Strategies to its clients.  Prior to joining the Center for Organizational Effectiveness, Jim was Senior Vice President and Managing Director at CPI Florida Caribbean, where he directed the firm’s business development strategies as well as supervising all client services delivery activities.  He has over 25 years’ experience in Talent Management, executive coaching, executive recruiting, assessment, career transition to organizations to create effective and results-oriented organizations.


Lisa A. Steelman, PhD

Dr. Steelman's conducts research in the areas of feedback processes, performance management, and employee engagement. She teaches courses in Performance Appraisal, Organizational Change and Transformation, and Advanced Research Methods & Professional Development. She is the Chair of the I/O psychology program and the Director of the Center for Organizational Effectiveness, a campus based consulting group affiliated with the I/O program. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Akron.



Richard Griffith, PhD

Dr. Griffith is the Executive Director of The Institute for Cross Cultural Management at the Florida Institute of Technology. He has conducted funded research for the Department of Defense examining the measurement and training of cross-cultural competence. Dr. Griffith provides coaching in global leadership and executive presentations, specializing in presentations conducted abroad. He is the author of over 100 publications and presentations and is the co-editor of "The Age of Internationalization", "Leading Global Teams: Translating the Multidisciplinary Science to Practice" and "Critical Issues in Cross Cultural Management". His work has been featured in Time magazine and The Wall Street Journal.