Managing people, mentoring others, being mentored – it often boils down to making connections and taking time to invest in others. Joel Barker encouraged the connection between Cathy and Dr. Tor Dahl. Tor Dahl is the founder, president and CEO of Tor Dahl & Associates. He is an economist, consultant and associate professor in public health at the University of Minnesota. A Fulbright Scholar in Economics, Professor Dahl has published works on health care, economics, management, productivity and behavioral change. He has served as a consultant to a number of corporations, U.S. governmental departments, foreign governments and universities.
As a result of Barker’s introduction between Cathy and Tor, they continue to connect, especially on the topic of leadership’s impact on overall productivity.
Dr. Dahl has been a keynote speaker and presenter at a number of national meetings of the American Hospital Association, the Governance Institute, the World Confederation of Productivity Science, the Operations Research Society of America, the American Economics Association, the American Public Health Association, the National Science Foundation and many others. He is the Chairman Emeritus of the World Confederation of Productivity Sciences.