Edward Cripe is president of Merit Performance, Inc., based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He has 30 years of experience in organization development, training, competency systems, performance management, and management consulting with companies such as ConAgra, American National Can, CIGNA, Ashland Oil, Cable and Wireless, and The Limited. He is co-developer of the REACH (TM) Coaching Performance Excellence Training program and author of articles that have appeared in Training and Development Journal, HR Professional, Corporate University Review, and others. has more than 20 years of experience in competency-based job analysis, skills assessment, management development, and course development. He has completed major competency assessment and organizational change projects for clients in most industries, including American National Can, Digital Equipment Corporation, EMC Corporation, The Travelers, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, and General Electric. Dr. Mansfield is co-author of The Psychology of Creativity and Discovery and has published numerous articles.