Bennett Neiman, Ph.D.
Bennett Neiman, Ph.D. is a nationally-recognized expert in team building, conflict resolution, strategic planning and human motivation. He is the founder and senior partner of Chrysalis Consulting, a full-service organizational effectiveness firm.
For over a decade, earlier in his career, Dr. Neiman was the founder and CEO of a marketing/advertising firm: Neiman, Maring & Kanefield, Inc. Dr. Neiman and his partners built the company into a $15 million, 30+ person organization in less than ten years. Dr. Neiman sold his share of the company to his partners in 1989 to travel, write and pursue other interests. The company is still going strong today.
In 1991, Dr. Neiman joined the management team of Innovation Associates, Inc., an organizational consulting firm in Framingham, MA, made famous by one of its founders, Peter Senge, in his best-selling book, “The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization.”
Since 1995, Dr. Neiman has traveled the globe, serving organizations such as: General Electric, Xerox, Dupont, Texas Instruments, Raytheon, Mastercard, Monsanto, MTV, Fireman’s Fund Insurance, Warner Music, Dow Jones, Towers Perrin and Butler University.
In early 2004, Dr. Neiman’s book about his work, “Slay the Dragons-Free the Genie: Moving past negativity and resistance to get great results” was published and has sold thousands of copies to date. It is now in it’s second printing. Dr. Neiman is a highly engaging speaker, an excellent leadership coach and a dynamic meeting facilitator.
- Over a three-year period, worked closely with the CEO and the executive team of a large marine insurance firm to create a vision and strategic plan to take the organization to the next level. In three years, the organization met or exceeded all of its financial goals, such that they were purchased by one of the largest insurance companies in the world. The CEO has said that the work that Dr. Neiman helped the firm to accomplish raised the price of the sale by $60 million.
- The VP of Marketing and the VP of Research of a major US chemical company were like oil and water–they could not get along at all. As a consequence, their respective teams mistrusted each other. Therefore, although they had lots of patents, no new products were making it to market. Dr. Neiman first worked with the two VPs to get them to clear the air, move past their differences and make new agreements for the future—and then worked with their two respective teams to create a highly effective “Commercialization protocol and system” that turned into several successful products with in the first two years and many more since.
- The President of a well-established, private Midwest university called Dr. Neiman in to help him create an innovative “shared governance” process where the administration and the faculty would share in the decision making of the University. The new process was nationally-recognized. At one point in the process, the President was quoted as saying: “In just a few days, Dr. Neiman took a roomful of Deans and Department Chairs who never before agreed on anything and helped form them into what looked very much like a high-performance team.”