Dr. Peggy Grant
“Leaders encourage wider and deeper communication when they are recognized as persons with an enhanced capacity for taking the attitude of others.”
Ralph D. Stacey
Dr. Peggy Grant is an organizational systems scholar/practitioner who is best known for facilitating large-scale change efforts within the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Her capacity to promote communication, elicit critical reflection, and encourage collaborative decision-making has proven to be successful among all levels of staff including executive, management and frontline workers.
One of her recent long-term projects includes facilitating a large-scale change initiative to increase system effectiveness by strengthening nursing professional practice at a 600+ bed community hospital. The resulting learning-in-action methodology contributed to: (1) expanding and intensifying communication within the organization; (2) operationalizing professional standards in day-to-day work; (3) improving care coordination among healthcare professionals; (4) increasing attentiveness to cultural competency in care delivery and discharge planning and (5) influencing revisions in job descriptions and performance evaluations.
Peggy received her PhD in Human and Organizational Systems from the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA. She teaches masters and doctoral students at the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management at Alliant International University in Fresno, CA and bachelor students at Kaplan University based in Chicago, IL. Peggy’s academic and research interests have focused on women within social institutional structures as well as social change and transformation.