Edwin Nichols, PhD

Edwin J. Nichols, PhD., is a Clinical/Industrial Psychologist, working in Organization Development. He is Director of Nichols and Associates, Inc., an applied behavioral science firm. The goal is to restructure organizations to achieve systemic congruence in process through cultural competence in leadership. An assessment of corporate systems and structures is made to achieve systemic congruence within the organization. An evaluation of corporate staff and their management styles are examined to ascertain cultural competence to enhance leadership capacity. Dr. Nichols’ hallmark paradigm: The Philosophical Aspects of Cultural Difference affords insights into the essence of ethnic difference from the philosophical disciplines of Axiology, Epistemology, and Logic. The awareness of self and others facilitates cultural competence in leadership, which affords the full utilization of their multiethnic, pluralistic and linguistically diverse workforce. This 21st Century team orientated workforce is the value added; it restores the competitive edge and increases the market share. He has provided these services to Fortune 500 Corporations, foreign governments, national government agencies, parastatals, associations, health and mental health systems.