Dr. Shelley Kirkpatrick is the founder of Visiontelligence, LLC where she helps rid the world of bad company vision statements. Her book, Build a Better Vision Statement (Lexington, 2016), summarizes compelling research on vision statements, provides advice from CEOs and company founders, and contains exercises and lessons for leaders to develop and implement their own compelling vision statements.
Dr. Kirkpatrick also is a Principal at The MITRE Corporation, a not-forprofit organization that operates research and development centers for the federal government. She serves as an adjunct professor at George Mason University and is a former professor at Carnegie Mellon University and The American University. Dr. Kirkpatrick has authored more than 50 articles on leadership, motivation, and related assessment topics in academic journals as well as practitioner-based publications. She holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and human resource management from the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland at College Park, and a B.S. in psychology from Bowling Green State University. Dr. Kirkpatrick is a past President of the International Society for Performance Improvement’s Potomac Chapter. She is a Master (4th degree black belt) in Taekwondo and has two sons and three dogs.