John M. Bernard is chairman and founder of Portland, Ore.-based Mass Ingenuity and author of "Business at the Speed of Now." His firm is doing organizational-transformation consulting in Oregon and Washington State.

A monthly column Bernard writes appears in 41 Business Journal newspapers. He has served as an executive team member at StanCorp Financial Corp. and as the founding CEO of a technology startup, and has consulted with senior executives from a wide range of companies and government agencies. He has a B.A. degree in mass communications and journalism from the University of Portland.