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William Stinnett



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William Stinnett

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William D. Stinnett, Ph.D.

Bill Stinnett is committed to making good ideas work in the real world.  One of his strengths is his ability to help clients apply team-based management principles and implement productive change strategies in a wide range of environments: high-tech manufacturing, health care, public utilities, government organizations, heavy manufacturing, entertainment, hospitality, retail, finance and many others.


As president of the Human Productivity Center, Bill has educated and coached more than 10,000 executives, managers, and other professionals in leadership, communication, problem solving, and facilitation skills.  He has facilitated the team building, strategic planning, or implementation plans of hundreds of management teams.  He has received consistently superior ratings in his training seminars, which include leadership training, a wide range of team development workshops and simulations, intercultural simulations and workshops, facilitator development, quality and process improvement training.


Bill has worked with a wide variety of individuals and organizations across the country including Merck Pharmaceutical, Orthopedic Center of the Rockies, Capital One, Owens Corning, Intel, Honeywell, Fort James Corporation, Weyerhaeuser, Walt Disney Imagineering, American Express, Motorola, Boeing, Groupe Bull, Sun Oil, Procter and Gamble, LaBatt, and Syncrude. He also has worked with representatives from governmental organizations and utilities such as AT&T, Consolidated Edison, the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Florida Power and Light, the U.S. Postal Service, and the The Office of Communication and Information Technology: County of Sacramento. In Arizona, Bill has contributed as a consultant or facilitator for ACSS, Del Webb Corporation, The First National Bank Of Arizona, Salt River Project, the Arizona Department of Economic Security, the Gila River Casino. E.F. Data, and the City of Phoenix. Internationally Bill has conducted workshops for the Republic Bank of Trinidad in Port of Spain, Trinidad/Tobago, Merck Pharmaceuticals in Hong Kong, Singapore, Manila, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, and Montreal, The Institute for Engineers in Singapore, Singapore, The Management Development Institute, Seoul, Cabot Microelectronics in Japan, Medtronic in Shanghai, China and NAMA Chemicals in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.


Prior to establishing the Human Productivity Center in 1985, Bill worked for Honeywell.  First as a facilitator, then as the manager of a group of top-notch organization development professionals, Bill helped redesign and re-engineer the company’s team process.  During his time at Honeywell, his group developed and implemented a team-based management system that produced a 330% increase in productivity and a 50% reduction of product cost at a prototype Honeywell facility.  Bill began his career teaching and conducting research in the university setting.  He came to Arizona in 1976 and from then until 1980, when he went to work for Honeywell, was an Assistant Professor of Communication at Arizona State University.  During his academic appointment at the university, Bill taught many of the fundamental communication courses including Small Group Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Persuasion and others.  He was director of the Introduction to Communication course, which was required for all business majors, as well as several other majors.  He also taught several graduate seminars including research methods and several advanced content seminars.  In addition, Bill was actively engaged in scientific research in the field of communication and published several monographs during his tenure at the university.


Over the past fifteen years, Bill has written many articles regarding organization development for regional and national publications. He also is co-author of the book, Corporate Madness: How to Change the System When the System Refuses to Change.


Bill received his B.A. in Speech and Theater from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.  He received his M.A. in Interpersonal Communication from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and his Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Florida in Gainesville. His post-graduate education includes certification from National Training Laboratories, the Center for Creative Leadership, Simulation Training Systems, and Gordon Training International.  Over the years, Bill has been a popular guest speaker at workshops and conferences sponsored by professional associations that focus on organization development, including the local chapter of ASTD, Gordon Training International, the Center for Work Teams, and the Center for Collaborative Organizations.


Bill also has an active civic life supporting local arts organizations and for eight years served on the board of directors of the Save The Family Foundation Of Arizona. He also sings bass with the Phoenix Symphony Chorus.





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The focus of the Human Productivity Center is to help organizations resolve conflict. We do this by collaborating with companies who wish to create high-performing, organizational cultures. Almost always that means some change is required. That means lots of hard work from everyone but especially the leaders of the organization.

Most of my clients are forward-thinking organizations who are already committed to team-based leadership but need some specialized expertise in implementing certain parts of their vision. They are also skeptical of "cliche-based" organizational change programs with catchy slogans.

Since 1985 we have helped resolve conflicts, improve performance and solve problems for people, teams, and companies in a broad range of industries: pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, electronics, electric utilities, finance, refining, pulp and paper, military, city and state government, hospitality, and entertainment. We have helped clients all across the United States and internationally: Singapore, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Malaysia, Japan, the Philippines, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia.

(480) 893-9679

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