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Dr. Davis is a former manager of interpersonal communications at NCR Corp. He consults with a number of organizations on communication, leadership, performance management, team development and negotiations. He has extensive experience working with companies on a wide variety of human resource matters, including organizational transitions, performance evaluation, employee orientation/training, and staff development. He also serves as an executive coach to leaders who are looking to improve their influence and effectiveness.

Dr. Davis's expertise includes: Leadership - 360-degree assessments for developing leaders, leadership practices and styles; Performance management - selection, orientation, communicating clear expectations, ongoing feedback, performance appraisal, terminations; Communications - change communication, open-book management, communicating corporate culture and values, giving effective presentations; Negotiations skills - strategic alliances and mergers, internal negotiations, sales and purchasing, multi-party and cross-cultural negotiations, influencing without authority; Team development - how to build high performance teams, problem-solving and decision-making in teams

  • Ph D, The Ohio State University (Organizational Communication) - 1982
  • MA, Wake Forest University (Speech Communication) - 1972
  • BA, Carson-Newman College (Speech Communication) - 1970

Teaching Interests

  • Negotiations and Influencing, Ethical Decision-Making, Leadership, Management of Individuals and Teams, Organizational Communication

  • 2009 - Babcock Educator Award, Charlotte Saturday MBA Program

  • January 21, 2011 - Get with the program: Executive education goes online to meet students where they are, Triad Business Journal
  • January 8, 2006 - "Hold, Please: Customers Clamoring for More than 'Lip Service'", Winston-Salem Journal
  • May 31, 2004 - "Leading the leaders: W-S consultant offers customized approach to employee training", Business Journal - Triad
  • May 10, 2002 - "Pricewaterhouse offers mid-market benchmarking", Business Journal - Charlotte
  • January 20, 2002 - "Leaders need to respond in tough times", High Point Enterprise
  • September 15, 2000 - "Mind your Manners", Business Journal
  • July 30, 1999 - "Managing Messages", Triad Business News
  • February 19, 1999 - "Tech Talk", Triad Business News