Organizational Behavior & Human Resources Advisory Board

Paul Gustavson

Paul Gustavson

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Member Since: 1992

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Job Title: President & Organizational Architect
Company: Organization Planning & Design, Inc


I am a consultant, author, board member, advisor, and keynote speaker on developing "Teams of Leaders" within Great Organizations. I have co-authored three book and more than 50 popular periodicals have published or referenced my work. I co-authored with Stewart Liff, A Team of Leaders: Empowering every member to take Ownership, Demonstrate Initiative, and Deliver Results which was voted "One of the Top 30 Business Books for 2014" by Soundview Executive Book Summaries. The book "Running into the Wind" which I co-authored with Alyson Von Feldt in 2012 is about my work with Bronco Mendenhall and the BYU Football Program and features my "Five Smooth Stones" approach to building high performance teams and organizations. My professional career has been devoted to helping create great places for people to work. I believe that whatever happens at work goes home with most folks. I believe that organizations are perfectly designed to get the results that they get so I developed the "Five Smooth Stones" strategy & organization design methodology to make better workplaces, homes and communities. I write, speak, and consult with organizations to identify their source of competitive advantage, align their processes and organization to deliver their strategy and help build teams of leaders. I am grateful for my MOB degree in 1975 and strive to give back as much as I can which includes this Advisory Board as well as Kris Anne & I served a Church Service Mission for the Presiding Bishopric in the Human Resource Department working on organizational design projects for over 2 years. We have served on BYU Idaho’s President’s Advancement Committee for 6 years. I provided organizational & leadership counsel to BYU Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for over 11 years.