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Behnam Tabrizi    

Consulting Professor at Stanford University's Department of Management Science and Engineering; Author of "The Inside-Out Effect"

Behnam Tabrizi is a global business consultant, best-selling author, and an award-winning teacher and scholar. He is a Consulting Professor at Stanford University's Department of Management Science and Engineering, and an internationally recognized expert and thought leader on organizational and leadership transformation. He has written five books on managing change and transformation, and as an advisor to many Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. President, and governmental agencies, he has helped thousands of CEOs and leaders plan, mobilize, and implement transformational initiatives that have elevated organizational performance and created unprecedented results. Dr. Tabrizi's research with McKinsey & Co. on more than 100 companies around the globe on "Accelerating Transformation" was featured in Forbes, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, and the San Jose Mercury News as a pioneering work. He also has also been interviewed by the BBC and C-SPAN regarding his recent work on transformation. Dr. Tabrizi has served on the boards of Clever Sense (recently sold to Google), WebMBO (merged with Realm Corp.), Catapult Ventures, and has held positions at the Harvard Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is the Managing Director of Rapid Transformation, LLC based in Palo Alto, California.

Professor Tabrizi received the prestigious Administrative Science Quarterly 2001 Award (with Professor Eisenhardt) for Scholarly Contribution for a paper published five years earlier that had the greatest influence on subsequent theory and research in the field of management, which includes strategy, marketing, organization and operation fields. He has also received the prestigious School of Engineering Tau Beta Pi award, among over 200 Faculty members, for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and the Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management Teacher of the year award. In winter 1994, he's been touted as teaching the first web-based course in the world at Stanford University. Dr. Tabrizi has served as the Director of Stanford/AEA mini-MBA executive program.

Among his notable past and current consulting clients are Applied Materials, ARAMARK, HP, Intel, IBM, IDC, Li & Fung, Santa Clara County, Nokia, Coty, Motorola, Lucent, Agilent, Oracle, Cisco, Honeywell, China Mobile, Clarify, and Verisign. Earlier in his career, he worked for IBM as an engineer and was promoted to sales management position.

In 2013, Tabrizi published "The Inside-Out Effect: A Practical Guide to Transformational Leadership," which reveals powerful lessons on leadership and achieving your full potential. It is based on a three-part process called KNOW-BE-LEAD. Through this method, the authors offer a series of powerful tools that take you to the brink of experiencing your work and life as a calling.

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