Hardwired: : Taking the Road to Delphi and Uncovering Your Talents

Hardwired: : Taking the Road to Delphi and Uncovering Your Talents

by Dr. Tom Tavantzis

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466269866
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/13/2013
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

Dr. Tom Tavantzis, leadership psychologist & executive coach, who has spent the last 20 years working with local, national, & global organizations and their leaders.
A native of Astoria, N.Y, he grew up there and then in Greece & took his psychological training at the Institute of Anthropos in Athens. His mentors there were George and Vasso Vassiliou, respectively a psychiatrist and a psychologist both trained at the University of Chicago.
The Vassilious' approach concentrated on people's strengths, examining how they best function in the workplace. By the late 1990's this approach had become generally known as "positive psychology," emphasizing optimism, strengths and values.
After leading change at child welfare agencies in N.Y., Dr. Tavantzis and his family moved to King of Prussia, Pa. where he opened a private practice for a national psychology group.
Many of his clients there were laid off managers and engineers from the aerospace industry. Helping them back to a place where they could use their strengths and talents productively re-awakened and stimulated Tom's interest in career counseling.
"They felt powerless to control their own lives because they had relied on the company to give a path to advancement," Dr. Tavantzis says. "They didn't realize what they were really good at and were afraid to take the next step. This, of course, impacted all aspects of their lives.
In 1990, Dr. Tavantzis became affiliated with the Highlands Company, which emphasizes working with the Whole person.
In 1986 he founded Innovative Management Development (IMD), which works with both corporations and their employees.
"Not surprisingly, managers who know their own strengths are far better at recognizing the strengths in others," he says.
"Our last 15 years of experiences with different industries suggest that our methodology is sound & helpful & that we can customize our programs"
"We recently developed a program called 'Invest In Yourself' which assists employees at all levels in developing their career visions."
IMD clients have included both national and global companies.
Dr. Tavantzis also has served as Director of both the Evening BA Organizational Psychology Program as well as the Graduate Organizational Psychology concentration. Currently he is an Adj. Prof., OD and Leadership Grad. Program at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia.
He and his wife, Martha Taylor Tavantzis, live in Media, Pa. and have three grown children.

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