John M. O’Connell - Author

John O’Connell is director of Interplay Network, an organization development firm specializing in process facilitation, leadership, team development, and conflict resolution.

He has worked with a wide range of organizations across the country, from AT&T to The Nature Conservancy.

He has also worked across many levels and boundaries within organizations from front line union members to the top management team at Chrysler Corporation.

O’Connell was codirector of the New Games Foundation and lead developer of the New Games Training Program.

He was a contributing author of The New Games Book.

O’Connell is particularly well-known for his work in “active learning,” using learning games, sea kayaking, and exercises drawn from the martial art of Aikido as methods for experiential education.

He integrates the range of his work experience through a variety of methodologies to engage a group or an organization in the “organizational learning” process.

O’Connell lives in the San Francisco Bay area and has a playful grown son, Terrence Morgan.

The Leader's Handbook, 2nd ed.