Barry Dym

Barry Dym


During his wide-ranging career, Barry Dym has been an organizational development consultant, executive coach, psychotherapist, entrepreneur, author, researcher, and teacher. Prior to The Institute for Nonprofit Management and
Leadership (INML), he founded and led three organizations –
The Family Institute of Cambridge (for many years, the leading
post-graduate training program in marital and family therapy),
The Boston Center for Family Health (a clinic), and WorkWise
Research and Consulting – and a journal, Family Systems
Medicine. The INML provides year-long educational programs for senior
managers and leaders—the Core Program—and for high potential young urban leaders—
the Community Fellows Program. In five years, the INML has grown from an initial
class of 14 students in one location (Boston) to 110 students in year-long programs in
two sites (Boston and Lowell). In 2015, the INML will launch a third site in Providence,
Rhode Island. In 2012, the INML won the Boston Foundation’s Out of the Blue award
for outstanding leadership in the nonprofit sector. Dr. Dym has written four books – Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations; Managing
Leadership Transitions; Couples; and Readiness and Change in Couple Therapy – and
many articles, including “”Utilizing States of Organizational Readiness”” (OD
Practitioner), winner of the Larry Porter Prize as the best article on organizational
development, 1998-99, “”Resistance to Organizations: How to Recognize, Understand,
and Respond to It,”” “”Integrating Entrepreneurship with Professional Leadership,”” and
“”Forays: The Power of Small Changes.”” As a consultant, Dr. Dym specializes in executive coaching and team building; strategic
planning and implementation; aligning strategic direction with organizational
capabilities; the management of change and key organizational transitions, such as the
shift in entrepreneurial or family-directed to professionally managed; and in leadership
and management training.
He has consulted extensively to and served on the boards of nonprofit, corporate and
public sector organizations.
Dr. Dym received his A.B. (1964) and his Ph.D. (1972) from Harvard University, where
he received a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and a Harvard Five-Year Prize Fellowship.

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Leveraging Organizational Readiness for Change

Leaders like to think that good planning and solid management are the keys to successful change. Yet too often their best efforts, combining their…

Integrating Entrepreneurship with Professional Leadership

The successful entrepreneurial journey lies at the heart of the American dream. Historically, Americans have had a romance with those who, in the words…

Leveraging the Assets of Older Workers

There’s a tempest brewing in the American workplace. The graying of the vast baby-boomer generation, cultural misconceptions about aging, and an impoverished sense of…