May 05, 2022


Use of Self - With David W. Jamieson (NTL)

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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Radel Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Roland J. Schuster Samuel Friedl
Use of Self - With David W. Jamieson (NTL)
Use of Self - With David W. Jamieson (NTL)

May 05 2022 | 00:43:29


Show Notes

In this episode of the Group Dynamics podcast, I am talking to David W. Jamieson, president of NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Sciences about the Use of Self – a highly relevant topic, especially for leaders and change agents.

While discussing, we are talking about choices we often don’t see, because of the daily pressures of our work. We also talk about the possibility – or even necessity – to show up as a fully integrated person. To be able to become that we have to embrace our shadow side which will become apparent, while we discuss an incident at work where position power and force was used by me (Juergen, the host), not seeing other choices. So this is a very personal episode.

Books, articles and videos we briefly mention or recommend:

  • Palmer, P. J. (2009). A hidden wholeness: The journey toward an undivided life. john Wiley & sons.
  • Palmer: What is a divided life?:
  • Use of Self as an OD practitioner: (2022-04-21)

About David

Dr. Jamieson is President of NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Sciences ( He is also President of the Jamieson Consulting Group, Inc. (providing consultation, leader coaching & speaking) and a retired Professor, Organization Development & Change from the University of St. Thomas. He serves as Distinguished Visiting Scholar in 3 other graduate OD programs. His work has involved consulting with over 100 organizations (private, non-profit, government, community), coaching dozens of leaders, teaching next generations of leaders and change agents, and providing thought-leadership through publishing and speaking.

He received his Ph.D. in Management from UCLA, majoring in Organization Design & Development and a BS in Business Administration from Drexel University, with a Behavioral Science minor.  He is a Past National President of the American Society for Training and Development (now ATD) and Past Chair of the Management Consultation Division and Practice Theme Committee of the Academy of Management (AOM).

He has been honored with The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Organization Development Network (ODN), Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Career Achievement Award from AOM, Distinguished OD Educator from the OD & Change Division of the AOM, Sharing OD Knowledge Award from the ODN, a past-Chair of the Organization Development Education Association.

Dave is author or co-author of 8 books, 17 chapters, and dozens of articles in journals and newsletters.His current writing includes a practitioner book on Use of Self and a new book on Strategic Organization Design.

He serves as, Editor, OD Review, Assoc. Editor, Journal of Management Inquiry, and Review Board Member, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science.  

He balances his time among partnering on change projects, formal and informal educational endeavors, presenting or writing his thinking for professional audiences, and coaching all who need to lead change.


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