BiographyWorking at the intersection of people, processes, and strategy, Larry Solow helps clients discover new possibilities for action.
President and principal consultant of 3-D Change, Inc., (https://3dchange.com) and Co-Founder of Complexity Space Consulting (http://thecomplexityspace.com), Larry gets results by creating user-friendly, customized solutions that are grounded in state-of-the-art theory and practice. Whether creating and delivering a leadership development process (People), introducing Lean Six Sigma (Processes), or facilitating a “Strategic Fitness Planning” initiative (Strategy), he integrates the recognition of organizations as “complex adaptive systems” (Alignment) into all of his projects.
Mr. Solow brings real-world, hands-on experience and expertise to every client relationship. Larry has 30 years of internal and external change management experience. As an internal change agent, he served as the Director of Continuous Improvement at Harley-Davidson and as Manager, Total Quality for a division of Honeywell (formally AlliedSignal Aerospace).
He also boasts a wide range of external consulting clients. In the manufacturing sector, he has consulted for Mattel, York International, SKF, and Tyco. Service sector clients include AtlantiCare, South Jersey Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida, and Federal Express. He also has consulted with not-for-profit institutions including UNICEF, Rotary International, and Amnesty International.
Larry earned a graduate degree in Organizational Communication from Temple University following his BA degree in Human Communication from Rutgers University. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt and has been certified as a “Human Systems Dynamics Professional” (HSDP) by the HSD Institute. He has presented at ASTD, SIETAR, IQPC, IAF, SHRM, Project World, Project Summit, Chaos Network, and other major professional conferences.
Mr. Solow co-authored, “What Works for GE May Not Work for You: Using Human Systems Dynamics to Build a Culture of Process Improvement.” (Productivity Press, 2010). He also authored Chapter 9, “A Comprehensive Approach to Organizational Learning: Total Learning Architecture” for the book, “Learning Architectures: Building Organizational and Individual Learning” by Warren R. Wilhelm. Larry was recently published in the April 2012 edition of Fast Company Magazine. He can be reached at [email protected]
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Human Systems Dynamics Professional, facilitation
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Complexity theory, organizational change and effectiveness, process improvement, learning and knowledge management
Baseball, fresh water fishing
Published: Aug 31, 2012
Larry and his co-author, Brenda Fake, describe what the book is about. They provide a high level description of the four parts of the book.