My Grandfather Kurt Lewin: A Living Legacy for The 21st Century

My Grandfather Kurt Lewin: A Living Legacy for 2020

My grandfather, Kurt Lewin, made a lasting impact on the fields of organizational development, applied psychology, and social science that still resonate with the issues we are facing today.

Below are Parts One and Two of my recent video presentation to a OD Network meeting about Lewin’s life: what personal experiences drove him to study and learn what he did, and how we can still use his ideas to solve the most pressing social challenges of our time – including crisis leadership, change management and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion?

I share some very personal heirlooms and rare family movies about the formation and application of Lewin’s biggest theories and ideas, such as Field Theory, Leadership Styles and Force Field Analysis, and we discuss the use of his methods in 21st century organizational development, leadership coaching and change management.

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Michael Papanek – A Leadership Coach, Executive Advisor, OD Consultant, Author, and Team Facilitator

Michael Papanek, a professional leadership coach and expert team consultant, has an interesting backstory. Brought up in a family of leadership and teamwork experts, he has followed in the footsteps of the “family business”. Over 30 years of practice, Michael has developed a uniquely satisfying ability to describe interpersonal and cultural principles blending creative flair with extensive experience, which leads to sustained performance improvement when applied by his clients in real life.

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