John Haskell, Vice President - Talent Development

John Haskell is the Vice President of Talent Development for the Authentic Leadership Institute, a leadership consulting firm committed to creating leaders and organizations with a deeper purpose and the courage to transform their business impact.

John has more than twenty five years of experience as an international executive in the organizational development area.  His work has extended from the manufacturing plant floor to executive boardrooms in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific, and South America.

The challenge of working with organizations interested in increasing their effectiveness has involved John in:

  • Creating management and leadership development programs to implement culture change initiatives. These programs have been conducted in Europe, the UK, China, South America, and the U.S.,
  • Working with executive teams to create an effective and aligned top management group committed to a challenging future,
  • Implementing improvements to streamline business processes to create a competitive edge,
  • Developing strategies to address the issues of knowledge retention at all levels of an organization,
  • Providing advice and counsel to executives and managers desiring to change their business culture and processes from a hierarchical model to a team-based one.

John served as head of Human Resources and Organizational Development for a global company based in Boston. While in this role he supported the organization’s transformation from a country focused structure to a global one. His most recent work has been with international organizations involved in research and development, manufacturing, drug and medical device development, and consumer products.

John has a BA and MA from the University of New Hampshire, where he also served as an Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of the Whittemore School of Business and Economics. While at the Whittemore School, he designed and managed Executive Development Programs for private sector organizations. During the last three years at the University, he led an applied research and consulting organization that utilized business, engineering and scientific faculty and staff to address private sector business and technical challenges. He has also worked at the Institute for Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands.