George H. Labovitz, Ph.D. counsels corporate executives on organizational alignment and integration strategies and quality management. He is the lead author of the best seller, The Power of Alignment: How Great Companies Stay Centered and Accomplish Extraordinary Things (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., May 1997).
Dr. Labovitz is also professor of management and organizational behavior at Boston University's School of Management. He has published and contributed to recent quality management articles in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Quality Progress, and Quality Management in Healthcare. He is also co-author of Making Quality Work (HarperBusiness, 1993).
Dr. Labovitz presents keynote addresses on alignment, quality and leadership to diverse audiences throughout the world, from world congresses on quality in Singapore and Euro-Disney to national meetings of the American Hospital Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has delivered numerous presentations to the annual meetings of ODI's international customer base, which includes 12 of Fortune's 20 top companies. He has twice been the plenary speaker at the annual meeting of the Federal Quality Institute, and has made presentations to the command structure of the United States Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, as well as the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Dr. Labovitz is the founder of ODI. ODI was twice named to Inc. magazine's list of the 500 fastest growing privately held U.S. companies. British Airways, Philips, Electrolux, AirTouch, AT&T, Federal Express, and Procter & Gamble are among the leading corporations served by ODI. Government agencies include the U.S. Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Postal Service. ODI was chosen by the United States Postal Service as a Quality Supplier Award Winner in the small service company category. ODI's healthcare division provides Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) services to over 240 medical centers in the U.S. and Europe.
Dr. Labovitz received Boston University's highest teaching award, the Metcalf Cup and Prize. He was named the Civilian National Consultant for Quality and Organizational Change to the Surgeon General of the U.S. Air Force.
He has been a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at the war colleges of the Navy, Army and Air Force and is currently consulting in alignment strategy and assessment to the Chief of Naval Operations.
He holds a B.S. from Boston University, an M.B.A. from Boston College, and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University. Prior to his graduate studies, Dr. Labovitz served in the U.S. Air Force with the rank of captain, and was a pilot and aircraft commander.
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