Ira Chaleff is President of Executive Coaching & Consulting Associates (ECCA).

Ira is the author of the award winning book, The Courageous Follower: Standing Up To and For Our Leaders. He is one of a handful of leadership development thinkers to focus on the impact that followers? attitudes, actions and inactions have on the quality of leadership and organizational integrity and performance.

Ira has conducted workshops on Leader-Follower relations for a wide range of complex organizations and Leadership Development Programs including AARP, NASA, Ernst & Young, The Federal Judiciary, The Department of Agriculture, Department of Interior University, The FBI National Academy, The Office of Personnel Management, The Credit Union National Association, The Brookings Institute and a range of private and public sector companies in a four city tour of India.

He is a member of the planning committee that sponsored the first national conference on Followership ?Rethinking Followership: New Perspectives, Paradigms and Practices ? hosted by the Kravis Leadership Institute and the Drucker/Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont University. He is a co-editor of the forthcoming book on Followership that has grown out of the conference.

Ira and his colleagues at Executive Coaching & Consulting Associates use their understanding of leader-follower dynamics to enrich the executive coaching they conduct for individuals and senior management teams in the private and public sectors.

Ira is past Executive Director and current Chair of the Board of The Congressional Management Foundation, a non-partisan, non-profit group that provides management research, training and consulting for the US Congress. In this capacity he continues to personally conduct coaching and team building activities for congressional offices and Democracy strengthening programs abroad for Non Governmental Organizations.

Ira is also a principal in the Institute for Business Technology that provides on-site workload management coaching for many US and multinational corporations and government agencies.

Ira holds a degree in Applied Behavioral Science and is adjunct faculty at Georgetown University. He has been named one of the 100 best consultants in the US by Executive Excellence magazine.