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Executive Education
Faculty

Ken Perlman

Adjunct Professor of Management and Organization

Ken Perlman is a consultant, facilitator and presenter with 25 years’ experience consulting to executives and teams at Fortune 500 companies. Ken has built his expertise in leadership, change, program management, culture, organization design, communication, innovation, business process improvement and technology adoption. His clients include Levi Strauss & Co., Warner Bros., Kaiser Permanente, NetApp, Coty, Nordstrom, Southern California Edison, and Nestlé. Bringing in his experience implementing large IT systems like SAP, and with process improvement methodologies like Lean Six Sigma, Ken recognizes that leadership is the greatest single differentiator between high-performing organizations and those that that struggle. Ken earned his M.B.A. from USC and his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, where he served as research assistant at the Kravis Leadership Institute.

Current Courses:

Psychological safety is recognized as a key differentiator in successful team performance and a foundational component for openness, creativity and risk-taking. In this two-hour program, we will briefly review the research to establish credibility, then quickly move to an exercise where participants experience the presence and absence of psychological safety.

From that awareness and experience, we discuss how to create psychological safety and enable high performance. The lessons learned or confirmed in this activity can...

Programs for Organizations:

Leadership, Change Management, Culture and Organization Design, Communication, and Innovation – Custom Designed Curriculum for Programs for Organizations

Articles & Research:

Feedback in the Time of Now, Ken Perlman, CultureSync, July 10, 2020

Reflections from a White Guy on a DEI Panel, Ken Perlman, CultureSync, August 7, 2020

Psychological safety: an overlooked secret to organizational performance, Joanne Dias and David Altman, Chief Learning Officer, December 1,  2020

Teamwork on the Fly: How to master the new art of teaming, Amy C. Edmondson, Harvard Business Review, Crisis Management, April 2012

Articles & Research:

Feedback in the Time of Now, Ken Perlman, CultureSync, July 10, 2020

Articles & Research:

Reflections from a White Guy on a DEI Panel, Ken Perlman, CultureSync, August 7, 2020

Articles & Research:

Psychological safety: an overlooked secret to organizational performance, Joanne Dias and David Altman, Chief Learning Officer, December 1,  2020

Articles & Research:

Teamwork on the Fly: How to master the new art of teaming, Amy C. Edmondson, Harvard Business Review, Crisis Management, April 2012


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