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Occasional food for thought, updates, and other snippets about the wiggly world of organization - and Chris Rodgers Consulting Limited…

"5 Acts" featured in new book

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Company's "Management in Five Acts" graphic features in a new book by the University of Hertfordshire's Head of Leadership and Organisational Development, Kevin Flinn. Entitled Leadership Development - A complexity perspective[1], the book presents a radical challenge to conventional leadership development methodologies. In a welcome contrast to the usual offerings, Flinn presents an approach rooted in people's everyday lived experience of organizational life.   Read More...

18th Birthday!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Chris Rodgers Consulting Ltd was 18 years old on 20 August 2016.    Read More...

Where is the magic in best practice?

Monday, August 22, 2016


Rethinking Discipline in Organizations

Thursday, December 10, 2015


The Change Conundrum

Sunday, August 02, 2015

In Informal Coalitions, I mentioned the oft-quoted statistic that upwards of two-thirds of planned change programmes end in failure. In this case, I used Breaking the Code of Change, edited in 2000 by HBS professors Michael Beer and Nitin Nohria, as the source of the claim.   Read More...

Unlocking Organizational Talent

Monday, July 27, 2015
To make strength productive is the unique purpose of organization. It cannot, of course, overcome the weaknesses with which each one of us is abundantly endowed. But it can make them irrelevant. Its task is to use the strength of each man as a building block for joint performance.   Read More...

Rethinking Performance Management

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Conventionally, "performance management" systems focus on the so-called ‘people management’ bits of the overall process, with a heavy emphasis on numerical target setting, formal assessment of performance against targets, and the comparative rating and ranking of individuals for payment and/or other purposes.  However, the underlying dynamics of performance mean that the results achieved by individuals are heavily influenced by several other factors, including:   Read More...

From Job Descriptions to Contribution Statements

Monday, December 15, 2014

I was reminded recently of a meeting I attended some 25 years ago, in the run-up to the privatisation of the UK Electricity Supply Industry. It was a regular get-together of a working group that had been set up to look at the new organizational practices required to operate effectively in the soon-to-be-competitive power generation market.    Read More...

Honour from Leading Business School

Monday, December 15, 2014


Unsolicited endorsement on LinkedIn

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


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