"Jim Selman was one of the earliest members of the Institute of Management Consultants and among the first practitioners to distinguish organizational culture as a phenomenon in the early 1970s. In 1976, he formed Selman & Associates (known as Paracomm Partners International since 1988) and began research into the nature of culture and large-scale systems change which later distinguished organizational transformation as a distinct field of management theory and practice. His original work offers a new paradigm for transformational leadership and sustainable cultural change that produces recognized, lasting benefits.
"During this time, Jim was privileged to work in education and research with some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in the fields of transformation and management, including Fernando Flores, Warren Bennis, Peter Senge, Richard Pascal, Werner Erhard and Ken Blanchard, among others. By the 1980s, he had co-founded Transformational Technologies, an operating network of over 70 consulting organizations in the United States and Europe, and introduced “coaching” as an alternative paradigm of management."