DR. JUDITH BARDWICK is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California at San Diego, and president of the San Diego-based Bardwick and Associates. A truly original thinker, she has become one of the world's most sought-after consultants, educators, speakers, and authors on the social psychology of the corporate environmentâ€”an arena she has researched and worked in for more than 30 years. She has authored over 100 papers, articles, and books on a wide range of subjects, including optimizing effectiveness and performance, developing leadership qualities, and facilitating the conditions necessary for personal and business success. While at the University of Michigan in the early 1960s, she organized the country's first graduate seminar on the Psychology of Women. In 1971, she published Psychology of Women, the first post-psychoanalytic book on the subject. In her 20 years at Michigan, she rose through the professorial ranks to Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Literature, Science, and Arts. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Fellows at the University of Michigan, and other leading professional organizations. Her biography has appeared in Who's Who in America, Who's Who of American Women, The Encyclopedia of American Women, American Men and Women of Scienceâ€”The Social and Behavioral Sciences, and other prestigious directories. She is also a member of the boards of directors of Western Financial Bank and Westcorp. Dr. Bardwick's best-selling books include Danger in the Comfort Zone and In Praise of Good Business. Dr. Bardwick currently resides in La Jolla, CA.