James F. Bracher
Bracher, architect for the renewal of integrity-centered
leadership, created the Bracher
Center for Integrity in Leadership in
2002, as an extension of his 33 years advising
individuals and organizations. Those who have sought
Jim's counsel include entrepreneurs, corporate
executives, and individuals addressing succession
concerns. Jim's leadership development firm Dimension
Five Consultants, Inc., of which he is Founder
and Chairman, is located in Monterey, California,
and was established in 1980.
The motivation for the Bracher Center grew from
suggestions of clients. They realized that Dimension
Five was collecting data concerning effective
and integrity-centered leadership that would
enable leaders to gain insight into their own
operational effectiveness as well as that of
their organizations. Jim also saw a need for
a Resources section on the website focused on
learning, study, and knowledge concerning the
role of integrity in effective leadership. The
Bracher Center shares insights that have been
gained by Dimension Five in consultation with
His work has been featured on network television,
in national newspapers and business journals.
He is the originator of the "Talking with
Leaders" symposia. Jim writes a weekly newspaper
column, Integrity Matters,
and he is published in both English and Spanish.
Jim has conducted leadership effectiveness
workshops - MBA Impact - in
association with Extended Education at California
State University - Monterey Bay. Jim lectures
on leadership and golf based on his published-research
in PGA Professionals Magazine
- September, 2006: Leadership
requirements similar for PGA Professionals and
corporate executives - "What
they didn't teach you in business school that
your golf professional might"
Prior to Dimension Five, Jim, an ordained clergyman,
served ten years as a chaplain, associate minister,
and senior pastor. His assignments were Saint
Louis Country Day School in Ladue, Missouri;
Second Congregational Church in Greenwich, Connecticut;
First Congregational Church in Terre Haute, Indiana;
and Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula
in Carmel, California.
Jim's education includes a Bachelor of Arts,
Elmhurst College; and a Master of Divinity, Eden
Theological Seminary. He has continued his education
at Whittier College, The American School, Jerusalem,
Israel, Oxford University and the Hudson Institute.
Jim's professional experience includes advisory
councils and boards of directors. Along with
his own counselors and faculty at the Bracher
Center, he restores integrity through insight.
Co-author of the book Integrity Matters with
Daniel E. Halloran.
Del Mank creates, markets, sells and delivers engineering leadership programs integrating technology, R&D and financial management expertise. Del provides a practical blend of high-tech industry experience along side academic credentials in engineering, financial and general management.
Del has 35 years of semiconductor industry experience with international business knowledge as a senior executive in both private and publicly held companies. His successful turn-around experiences with troubled businesses provides a practical backdrop for managerial assessment and coaching with clear organizational execution direction. He has researched and published in the area of managing R&D expenditures in high tech companies for best shareholder returns.
Mank serves on the Board of Directors of Tundra Semiconductor Corporation, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and he lectures at the Leavey School of Business of Santa Clara University in the area of Technology and Innovation Management. He is a past chair of Tundra's Audit committee and is currently an audit committee member.
Prior to Tundra, Del was with Cadence Design Systems, Cirrus Logic and VLSI Technology as a senior executive. Mank began his high-tech career with Texas Instruments where he held several engineering and general management positions.
Del received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, his MBA from the University of Dallas Graduate School of Management, and his PhD from the University of Missouri-Rolla in Engineering Management. His PhD dissertation, published in 2002, was titled "The Relationship Between R&D Spending and Shareholder Returns in High Technology Industries."