This book would have been impossible to write had it not been for the outstanding contributions of several leaders in the field of human resource development. We would like to pay tribute to these individuals for their insight, influence, and perspective for which this book is based.
Chris Argyris for Organizational learning II: A theory of action perspective ( 1996); Peter Block, for Flawless consulting: A guide to getting your expertise used, ( 1981) and The empowered manager: Positive political skills at work. San Francisco, ( 1987); Nathaniel W. Boughton for Stop managing, start coaching: How performance coaching can enhance commitment and improve performance. ( 1996) and the Performance challenge. Developing management systems to make employees your organization's greatest asset. ( 1999); Robert O. Brinkerhoff for The learning alliance: ( 1994) and Achieving result from training ( 1987); Mary Broad and John Newstrom for Transfer of training. Action-packed strategies to ensure high payoff from training investment. ( 1992); Steven D. Brookfield for Developing critical thinkers: Challenging adults to explore ways of thinking and acting, ( 1987), and Becoming a critically reflective teacher. ( 1995); Warren W. Burke for Organizational development. A process of learning and changing. ( 1992); Neal Chalofsky for "A unifying definition for the human resource development profession". In the Human Resource Development Quarterly, ( 1992), "A new paradigm for learning in organizations". In the Human Resource Development Quarterly, ( 1996), and Up the HRD ladder. A guide for professional growth ( 1983); Donald Clifton for Soar with your strengths. ( 1992); Rob Foshay, Ken Silber, and Odin Westgaard for Instructional design competencies. The standards. ( 1986); Steven A. Eggland for Principles of HRD. ( 1989) and Marketing HRD within organizations: Improving visibility, credibility and image of programs. ( 1992); W. L. French, and C. H. Bell for Organizational development: Behavioral science interventions for organizational improvement. ( 1995); James L. Gibson, John M. Ivancevich, and James H. Donnelly for Organizations: Behavior, structure, process ( 1997, 9th ed.). Tom Gilbert for Human competence: Engineering worthy performance. ( 1978); E. G. Guba and Y. S. Lincoln for Effective evaluation: Improving the usefulness of evaluation results through responsive and naturalistic approaches. ( 1988); Judy Hale for The performance consultant's fieldbook: Tools and techniques for improving organizations and people; ( 1998); Joe H. Harless for An Ounce of Analysis Is Worth a Pound of Objectives. ( 1974); Edward E.