Dr. Gryskiewicz is a consultant and an international authority in creativity, innovation, and leadership. An author, a keynote speaker, consultant, and a researcher, his Ph.D. is in Organizational Psychology from the University of London.
Dr. Gryskiewicz had been at the Center for Creative Leadership for 35 years since its inception in 1970. In his last position as Vice President of Global Initiatives, he advised CCL on trends and best practices in the field of global leadership development and innovation and was a member of the US delegation for the Human Resources Working Group for APEC (Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation). He has worked with numerous companies during the years of his CCL service including American Express, S. C. Johnson, Pfizer, Hewlett-Packard, Scandinavian Airlines, Goodyear, Merck, Bank of Montreal, Norfolk Southern Corporation, Girbaud, and International Paper. Past clients also include The World Bank, the Moscow G.V. Plekhanov Institute of National Economy, the Singapore Productivity and Innovation Board, the Japan Management Association, and the United Nations University International Leadership Academy in Amman, Jordon. In 1993, he was named Senior Fellow, Creativity and Innovation, a special position of honor granted by the Center for Creative Leadership for distinguished service and international recognition in a designated field.
His current client roster includes Lockheed Martin, Bank of America, Chevron, Northrop-Grumman, Milliken, Eastman Chemical, and the University of the Pacific, Sabanci University in Turkey, Duke University Eye Center, United Chemical of Belgium, Sodexo, Duke Corporate Education, and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
He is currently President and Founder of the organization he initiated at CCL in 1981 entitled the Association for Managers of Innovation (AMI), which is a network of professionals who manage the innovation process within their respective organizations. The AMI was recognized by Fast Company magazine as a "meeting to never miss" and a "forum for large-scale change." In 2008 AMI became a separate corporate entity receiving nonprofit status in spring 2010.
He has published on most aspects of individual, team, and organizational creativity and innovation. His thinking on renewal, strategic innovation and proactive change management is captured in his book entitled Positive Turbulence and was published in 1999 by Jossey-Bass. His other works include the production of an award winning videotape entitled Creativity in Organizations: A Jazz Musicians Perspective (1988) with trumpeter Bobby Bradford, an edited volume of collected papers on theory, research and applications entitled Readings on Innovation (1992), and his most recent publication, Making Creativity Practical, co-authored with Sylvester Taylor (2004).
Dr. Gryskiewicz is currently a board member of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), Leadership Advisory Board for The Banff Leadership Centre in Canada, as well as a board member for Creative Realities. He is currently writing a book about innovation learning communities and their potential to enhance organizational learning.