- Distinguished Adjunct Professor
- San Francisco
Joe Black is the Founding Partner of Knucklehead Strategist – software enabled, strategy capabilities consulting firm located in Rancho Murieta, CA. Joe founded the company in 2007 and is responsible for developing the company’s corporate strategy, consulting services and products. The firm provides strategy capabilities consulting services for those who craft and carry out strategy. Unlike other firms, Knucklehead Strategist leverage key success factors derived from over 20 years researching the player development systems of high performance sports teams - a simple but elegant integrating mechanism that distills the essence of a company's philosophy and strategy into a clear strategy capabilities process. The result is a talent centric organization that talks talent when they talk strategy - resulting in fewer missed opportunities - more wins, fewer losses. Previously, he held senior HR management and OD positions with American Airlines, GN Great Nordic ReSound, Cooper Labs, Eaton Semiconductor Equipment and GenCorp Inc. Joe is pursuing Doctoral Studies in Education, Psychology and Organization Change as well as receiving a MSOD degree from Pepperdine University.
Doctoral Studies in Education, Psychology and Organization Change, Pepperdine University
MS (organizational development) Pepperdine University
BA (sociology) Parsons College
Certifications - Executive Coaching, DDI, California Small Business & DVBE Certified
PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Adjunct Professor, Drexel University
Distinguished Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University
2001 - Present
Founding Partner, Knucklehead
2006 - 2007
Director, Leadership Planning & Performance, American Airlines
2000 - 2006
OD Consultant, Black & Company
1995 - 1999
VP Human Resources, Great Nordic ReSound
1987 - 1995
HR Consultant, Benchmark Scouting
1985 - 1987
Director – Corporate Organizational Development, The Cooper Companies
1982 - 1983
Group HR Director, Eaton Corporation
“Talking Talent to Make Smart Picks”, White Paper, 2006 Succession Planning - Society for Human Resource Management, 2005.
“The Perfect Game: Visualizing the Complete Player” - 2nd International Conference on Imagination and Education, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver B.C., Canada, 2004.
“Sports Scouting as a Best Practice Model for Recruiting Peace Officers” - California Commission on Peace Officer Standards & Training POST, Symposium on Recruiting, July 2001.
“CHAMPS – Corp. High Action Management Planning System” – Pepperdine MSOD Alumni Conference, 1999
“Talking Talent” - Nike 1995 Annual Sales Management Conference
“What Gives Best-In-Class Companies a Competitive Advantage in Selecting Talent” - Executive Recruiter News, Kennedy Publications, June 1994.
“Hiring and Training – How’s Your Scouting Report?” - Sales & Marketing Management Magazine, November 1993.
“Succession Planning a la Professional Sports”, Human Resource Planning Society, 1986.
Strategic Management Society (SMS)
Organizational Development Network (ODN)
Human Resource Planning Society (HRPS)
Society for Industrial and Organization Psychology (SIOP)