Tacy Byham, PhD, is a manager in Development Dimensions International’s Executive Solutions Group. She provides consulting across organizational strategic talent needs, including talent strategy, talent management, talent assessment, development planning, and executive development. She is currently managing the launch of Business Impact Leader- ship, a new development system for midlevel leaders that ensures the action-oriented alignment of leaders relative to organizational business imperatives. Her research received the national ASTD Dissertation Award at the International Conference and Expo in 2007.
William C. Byham, PhD, is chairman and CEO of Development Dimensions International. He founded the company 40 years ago to help organizations make better hiring, pro- motion, and management decisions, and the firm continues to be internationally renowned in human resources consulting. He has forged important innovations in HR that have had an impact on organizations worldwide. As a best-selling author, he continues to write books and articles and deliver speeches on important management advancements and how they are affecting businesses.