Ralph H. Kilmann

Ralph Kilmann

Ralph H. Kilmann, Ph.D., is CEO and Senior Consultant at Kilmann Diagnostics (KD) in Newport Coast, California. In this capacity, he has created as well as produced all of KD's online courses and assessment tools on conflict management, change management, expanding consciousness, and quantum transformation. Ralph's online products are used by such high-profile organizations as Amazon, Bank of America, Dupont, Exxon Mobil, FedEx, GE, Google, Harvard University, JP Morgan Chase, Microsoft, NASA, Siemens, Twitter, the U.S. Army, and the World Health Organization. Formerly, Ralph was the George H. Love Professor of Organization and Management at the Katz School of Business, University of Pittsburgh—which was his professional home for thirty years.

Ralph Kilmann earned both his B.S. in graphic arts management and M.S. in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University (1970) and a Ph.D. degree in the behavioral sciences in management and social systems design from the University of California, Los Angeles (1972).

Ralph is an internationally recognized authority on systems change. He has consulted for numerous corporations throughout the United States and Europe, including AT&T, IBM, Ford, General Electric, Lockheed, Olivetti, Philips, TRW, Wolseley, and Xerox. He has also consulted for numerous health-care, financial, and government organizations, including the U.S. Bureau of the Census and the Office of the U.S. President. His professional biography is profiled in Who's Who in the World and in 2017 was named by Marquis Who's Who as a Lifetime Achiever and then featured in their newsletter in the Sciences.

Ralph has published more than twenty books and one hundred articles on such subjects as conflict management, organizational design, problem management, change management, and quantum organizations. His most recent book is on the subject of expanding consciousness for people and their organizations: The Courageous Mosaic: Awakening Society, Systems, and Souls (2013). Ralph is also the coauthor of more than ten assessments, including the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, the Kilmann-Saxton Culture-Gap® Survey, and the Organizational Courage Assessment.


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