Tony Lingham's teaching and research interests are leadership assessment and development, Experiential Learning Theory, learning flexibility, research methods, executive coaching and team learning and development. His research work centers on team learning and development in the US, Canada, and Europe using the Team Learning and Development Inventory (TLI) that he developed in 2005.
Prior to his academic life, Tony was the Principal Staff Officer (Logistics) in the Singapore Military with 14 secondary appointments, managing 250 personnel and a $1M budget where he won several awards for high performance. He was also the Chief Facilitator and coach for Quality Control Circles (QCC) and won a bronze award in an Asian QCC Competition. He was also an engineer and musician for an artist cooperative in Singapore producing 60 road shows and several theatre productions. Tony speaks several Asian languages including Mandarin and Malay.
As an engaged scholar, he has been an organization, team and leadership consultant for over 10 years working with managers and leaders in multinational companies across the US, Europe, Africa and Asia both in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. His clients include TUI Tourism (Global office), Jesuit Refugee Services (international, regional and country directors), Bunge (Europe), Arcelor, Barnes Group Inc (US, Canada, Europe and Asia), Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Schools That Can, NASA (Houston) and recently presenting at the Penteo European Conference for CIO at INSEAD, France.
The focus of his coaching and consulting work ranges from organizational and team to individual levels. He has worked with organizations on strategic planning, organization change and development using Appreciative Inquiry and conventional approaches; team leadership and team membership skills development; creating healthy and successful teams through team coaching using the Team Learning and Development Inventory; leadership assessment and development; evaluating leadership training, executive coaching, experiential learning and its significance in leadership development.