An international authority in organizational leadership, Bill joined the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) in January 2008 in the newly created role of Organizational Practice Leader. He leads CCL’s efforts to help clients develop the larger organizational leadership systems that increase their overall performance and enable their individual leaders to thrive.
Before joining CCL, Bill had served since 1997 as a partner in the Corporate Learning & Organizational Development Practice of the consulting firm Oliver Wyman Delta. While there, he headed the global research practice and worked personally with top executives of Fortune 500 companies on organizational architecture and development as well as succession planning, talent management and strategic planning. His global clients, spanning numerous business sectors, included Bristol-Myers Squibb, Compuware, United Airlines, Hewlett Packard, Kimberly Clark, Unilever and The New York Times.
Previously, Bill was a tenured full professor from 1976-1997 in the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, where he taught courses in the school’s MBA, Executive MBA, Ph.D. and Executive Ph.D. programs. He directed the school’s Master’s Degree program in Organization Development and served as a visiting professor at INSEAD and Stanford University. He also headed his own consulting firm, Pasmore & Associates, which offered public workshops on organization design and supported efforts in organizations to bring about large-scale change. He co-founded the SIGMA program (Social Innovations in Global Management), which provides leadership and managerial training to socially responsible not-for-profit organizations around the world.
As a thought leader in the field of organization development, he has published 21 books and numerous articles, including The Board’s New Roles in Succession Planning, How to Make Sure Your Next CEO is a Winner, Choosing the Best Next CEO, Designing Effective Organizations, Creating Strategic Change, Research in Organization Change and Development, and Relationships that Enable Enterprise Change.
He holds a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering/Industrial Management and a Ph.D. in Administrative Sciences, both from Purdue University.