My name is Joe Raelin and I am the Asa S. Knowles Chair of Practice-Oriented Education at Northeastern University in Boston. As primarily a business school professor, my books are all nonfiction and focus on professional and management development. My current books with Berrett-Koehler and Nicholas Brealey are about creating "leaderful organizations," which: essentially turn the whole idea of leadership upside down, transforming it from its vaulted perch as a romantic ideal into a democratic quality available to anyone working with other people in any community. I have been a consultant and speaker for some 30 years working with a wide variety of organizational clients. Besides my books, I have produced over 150 articles appearing in the leading social science journals. The focus in my writing is for us to build or reform organizations and communities that create liberating environments for their members to grow and reach their potential.
I am a Writer.
I am a Wanderer.
I am a child of God.
These are my prints on the world.
Rain Ferdinand was born on September 11, 1973 and spent most of his youth in the city of Pasay, Philippines.
Studied nursing in college but ended working jobs in various fields instead. He was a graphic artist, resort marketing and sales officer, youth organizer, training coordinator, module developer, fund-raising project officer, multi-media officer and restaurant supervisor.
He is currently connected with teamCITE (center for innovation and transformational education), a leadership training and consultancy group that he co-founded with three other friends in 2000.
Rain is also an aspiring amateur freelance writer. He has written a number of scripts, stage plays, songs, poems, essays, short stories, articles, commentaries and other uncollected and unpublished literary works.