The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order. -Alfred North Whitehead



Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy is a visiting assistant professor at the George Washington University's School of Business. He is also the Director of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB). He teaches in the full-time, part-time, and executive MBA programs and leads the primary entrepreneurship and case study methods course for GW Healthcare MBA program.

Dr. El Tarabishy has worked at the World Bank in the Corporate Strategy Group. He helped develop and manage their technology strategy for the Development Marketplace Program. The program's mission was to identify and support creative cutting-edge solutions to the most pressing world social and economic concerns. To date, the Global Development Marketplace competition has disbursed over US $30 million in awards to 171 winning proposals.

Ayman's current research is in entrepreneurial leadership. He explores and attempts to more clearly define the relationship between an organization's entrepreneurial strategy and their CEOs' leadership characteristics and actions. He has presented his work at national and international conferences and has published varies research articles.

Dr. Marshall Sashkin holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan. He has over forty years of experience in teaching, research, and consulting. He has taught at several universities, including The University of Michigan, and has held tenured appointments at Wayne State University ( Detroit, Michigan) and George Washington University ( Washington, DC) where he is currently Emeritus Professor of Human Resource Development. He has written or co-authored more than a dozen books, the most recent of which is Leadership That Matters, published by Berrett-Koehler ( San Francisco) in 2003.

Author or co-author of more than fifty research reports, Dr. Sashkin maintains an on-going program of research centered on executive leadership, organizational culture, and entrepreneurship. He is the author of a number of widely-used individual and group assessment questionnaires designed to provide feedback for personal, group, and organizational development. These include The Leadership Profile, The Organizational Culture Assessment Questionnaire, and the Conflict Styles Inventory. These and other tools Marshall has developed have been validated through empirical research.