Monnie L. Bittle, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Monnie L. Bittle is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Executive
Decisions International, LLC (EDI). Monnie, who specializes in facilitating the
alignment of an organizations leaders, teams, and culture with its organization
strategy/vision, developed the Organization, Team, and Individual (OTI™)
Model of Effectiveness. This model provides a unique framework for the
assessment, development, and integration of these three levels of analysis
within an organization, and Monnie has tailored and applied
this model to provide solutions to the specific needs of her clients/business
partners. Monnie has also successfully formed strategic alliances
between EDI and multiple service providers in order to provide a wider
range of strategic and tactical business solutions to her client base.
Monnie applies the professional solutions and the Customer Intimacy philosophy
of EDI to for-profit and not-for-profit organizations across multiple
industries, including manufacturing, financial services, aerospace, defense,
high tech, pharmaceutical, professional services, health, and consumer
products. She works with domestic and international operations and with
organizations ranging in size from start-up operations to Fortune 100
companies. She facilitates growth, consolidation, and merger and acquisition
efforts across industries to assist her clients in the creation and/or
maintenance of their market leadership position.
Before EDI, Monnie was a business consultant with Gehlhausen Ruda and
Associates, a Chicago-based management consulting firm. Prior to that, Monnie
worked in Human Resources Research at BellSouth Corporation in Atlanta. Her
work at BellSouth included the development and validation of selection systems
and the development, administration, and interpretation of organization and
employee opinion surveys. Before BellSouth, she worked as an independent
consultant in the areas of attitude and leadership surveys, employee
development, succession management, and performance appraisal and compensation
systems. Monnie also worked in the Counseling Center at Wake Forest University
and taught Learning and Motivation classes at Virginia Tech.
Monnie received her B.A. and M.A. from Wake Forest University. She earned her
Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Virginia Tech. She has
conducted research and authored papers on the impact of personality
characteristics and job environment on job performance, job satisfaction,
commitment, and turnover. Monnie is a recognized speaker who has been invited
to deliver presentations on topics such as "Leadership," "Change Management,"
"Hiring and Retention Strategies for the Current and Future Workforce," "Stress
Management in the New Decade," and "Effective HR Strategies within Merger and
Monnie resides in Chicago. Fun for her includes family, friends, reading,
theater, water activities, and travel.