Gottlieb, Marvin R. 1939–

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Gottlieb, Marvin R. 1939–

PERSONAL: Born September 1, 1939, in Cincinnati, OH; son of Alex (a business owner) and Ida (a business owner; maiden name, Mautner) Gottlieb; married Gail Zipf, September 1, 1969; children: Aaron. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Northwestern University, B.S.S., 1961; Columbia University Teachers' College, M.A., 1966, professional diploma, 1967; New York University, Ph.D., 1972.

ADDRESSES: Home—97 Juniper Hill Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122. Office—The Communication Project, Inc., 2601 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Writer. Lehman College, City University of New York, associate professor of communications; The Communication Project, Inc., president. Management development trainer, executive career coach, and featured speaker at professional seminars and conferences.


Oral Communication, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 1980.

Interview, Longman (New York, NY), 1986.

(With William J. Healy) Making Deals: The Business of Negotiating, New York Institute of Finance (New York, NY), 1990.

(With Lori Conklin) Managing the Workplace Survivors: Organizational Downsizing and the Commitment Gap, Quorum (Westport, CT), 2003.

Getting Things Done in Today's Organization: The Influencing Executive, Quorum (Westport, CT), 1999.

Managing Group Processes, Praeger (Westport, CT), 2003.

SIDELIGHTS: Marvin R. Gottlieb told CA: "Because I spent much of my life as an academic, writing was more of a necessity than a choice. Early on, I discovered that the type of writing required for articles in my field was not compatible with my style, so I began writing books. The subject matter I choose is determined by a combination of personal interest and content that supports my consulting practice. I like to base my conclusions on sound research, but in recent years I find that I trust my own experience more than I used to. I tend to work from a fairly high-level outline, and, since I spend a lot of time in front of audiences, I will dictate large portions of chapters for later editing. I have written six books up to now, and I have sworn that each one would be the last. But then, a couple of years go by and the itch returns."