Philip McArthur is a partner and co-founder of Action Design. For over thirty years, Phil has helped leaders get results by building effective teams, collaborating productively across organizational boundaries, transforming difficult relationships, and implementing change. In addition to executive coaching, facilitating executive retreats, and consulting on organizational change, he leads workshops on how to manage difficult conversations and build effective working relationships.
Phil has taught executive education programs for Boston College, Columbia University, Harvard University and Stanford University. For the past 10 years he has been the head of the organizational learning track at the Institute of Active Psychotherapy (IAP) in Norway, a program that educates psychologists in organizational psychology. He has worked with clients in a broad range of industries including financial services, information technology, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and consulting. He has worked with non-profit organizations in the performing arts, education, the environment, and microfinance.
Phil is a contributor to the Fifth Discipline Fieldbook and The Dance of Change, by Peter Senge, the The Leaderful Fieldbook, by Joseph A. Raelin, and the Sage Encyclopedia of Action Research. He has published research on leadership in high-reliability organizations and helped design Activating the Fifth Discipline, Volume 1, a multimedia CD-ROM on improving organizational decision-making through dialogue and systems thinking. He is a founding member of the Society for Organizational Learning.