WALTER WRIGHT is Executive Director of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership in Pasadena, California. He also served for twelve years as President and Professor of Leadership at Regent College, Vancouver, Canada and for twenty years on the management team of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. As one who believes passionately that effective organizations should also be lively relational communities, Wright is invited to speak to diverse groups around the worldreligious, non-profit and corporate. He is a regular presenter for Vistage, an international association of CEOs. Dr. Wright is the author of four books: Relational Leadership; Mentoring: The Promise of Relational Leadership; Crossings; and Don't Step on the Rope!: Reflections on Leadership, Relationships and Teamwork. His books have been translated and published in Germany, Korea, India and Nigeria.
Walt lives in Pasadena with his wife Beverly. They have two sons, Damon and Aaron, and four grandchildren: Brendon, Lucas, Owen and Tegan.