Articles by Terri D. Egan, PhD

Terri D. Egan, PhD, is Academic Director of Pepperdine University's top ranked Masters of Science in Organization Development (MSOD) program and Associate Professor of Applied Behavioral Sciences at the Graziadio School of Business and Management. She has taught graduate and executive courses in personal development, leadership, team effectiveness, organizational change and development, creativity and innovation and international organization development. Her award winning research has been published in a number of journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Journal of Public Administration, The Information Society, Human Relations, and the Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner. Dr. Egan’s current research and practice focuses on integrating neuroscience discoveries into organization and leadership development theory and practice. She is the co-founder of Lahl and Egan, LLC ( She holds an interdisciplinary degree in Social Sciences, an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior all from the University of California, Irvine and is a guild certified practitioner of the Feldenkrais® Method of Somatic Education.

Bridging the Complexity Gap:

Globalization, information technology, economic and political instability, and climate change create a level of interdependence requiring a new kind of leadership.

2012 Volume 15 Issue 3 - By and

Emotional Dynamism: Playing the Music of Leadership

This article introduces the idea of Emotional Dynamism-a new framework for understanding how a leader can leverage the power of emotions.

2007 Volume 10 Issue 2 - By and

A Blueprint for Change: Appreciative Inquiry

Just like a dream house that we envision as the perfect setting for our perfect life, people can also have a dream organization where they and others can do their best work.

2005 Volume 8 Issue 3 - By and

Telecommuting… Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

Consider the pros and cons of the fast-growing phenomenon of telecommuting.

1999 Volume 2 Issue 4 - By and