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Dr. Ariel Blair
Thought Catalyst


As an international strategy and organizational development consultant, Ariel Blair brings more than 25 years of business experience to her clients.

Ariel is passionate about aligning business strategy and the organizational capabilities needed to effect that strategy to help clients successfully create diverse, inclusive and innovative organizations. Because of her cross-functional education and experience, Ariel unites varied models to develop client solutions.  

Ariel spent more than eight years with Hewlett Packard Corporation (HP.)
Her last role was in an international assignment as Strategy and Planning Manager in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region of HP’s Imaging and Printing Group. This position included leadership in an organizational development effort to implement a balanced scorecard program across the region.

Other roles within HP allowed her to create business strategies and align them with organizations' cultures.

Education and Publications
  • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
  • M.B.A., The Tuck School at Dartmouth College
  • B.A. Brown University
  • Organizational and Systems Development Program, Gestalt Institute of Cleveland
  • Blair, B. A. & Bligh, M. C., (In Press). Looking for leadership in all the wrong places: The impact of culture on proactive followership and follower dissent. Journal of Social Issues.  
  • Blair, B. A., (March, 2016). Followers alert a leader. In R. Koonce, M. Bligh, M. Carsten, and M. Hurwitz (Eds.), Followership in action: Cases and commentaries. Bingly, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.   
  • Blair, A. (2005) Listen to your inner Voice. In B. Jensen (Ed.), What Is Your Life’s Work? (pp. 33-36). New York: Harper Business.
  • Blair, A. (2004). Boundary bending: Integrating strategy and organization development. OD Practitioner, 36(4), 29-34.    
  • Patents #7418381 issued August 26, 2008 and #7487226 issued February 2009.

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