Tojo Thatchenkery

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Affiliate Faculty, Carter School
Professor and Director, M.S. in Organization Development & Knowledge Management, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, Carter School

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Tojo Thatchenkery (Ph.D. Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University) is featured as one of the leading change thinkers in the Palgrave Handbook of Organizational Change Thinkers. He is professor & director of the Organization Development and Knowledge Management program at the Schar School of Policy & Government. He is also a member of the NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Science, and the Taos Institute. Tojo is the author of over a dozen books and hundreds of articles. One of them, Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn was a Harvard Business Review recommend book. In another book, “Making the Invisible Visible” Tojo introduced the concept of quiet leadership as a key driver for innovation in organizations. He has also written books on appreciative inquiry, knowledge management, sustainable development, social capital, postmodernism, and information technology and economic development. Tojo has extensive consulting experience in change management, leadership development, organization design and strategy, and knowledge management. Past and current clients include Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, IBM, Fannie Mae, Booz Allen, PNC Bank, Alcatel Lucent, General Mills, 3M, British Petroleum, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, USDA, EPA, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Akbank (Turkey), and the Tata Consulting Services (India).

Tojo is on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences and the Journal of Organizational Change Management and is the past Program Chair of the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management.  He has published in journals such as Harvard Business Review. For more information about Tojo Thatchenkery, please visit his profile at the Schar School of Policy and Government.


  • PhD, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University