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Wiggly World of Organization – The webinar!

Wiggly World of Organization – The webinar!

June 14, 2020

I recently took part in a 30-minute webinar on the The Wiggly World of Organization, with my friend Dominic Mahony. Dom is Executive Chairman of Lane4 Management Group, who hosted the event. A recording of the webinar is available on Lane4's YouTube channel, here. This provides an introduction to the…

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Henley Forum

Henley Forum

October 11, 2019

Chris Rodgers recently took part as a member of the judging panel for the Henley Forum 2020 Awards. The Henley Forum is an academic research centre within Henley Business School and the Awards are part of its 20th Anniversary celebrations, which will take place in February 2020. Chris was a member of the panel…

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OD Matters!

OD Matters!

May 9, 2019

For the past several weeks, work has been progressing on the production of a special, OD-themed edition of the online journal e-Organisations and People (e-O&P). This has been put together in recognition of the upcoming 20th Anniversary of the formation of the OD Innovation Network (ODiN), which I helped to found in…

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“5 Acts” featured in new book

“5 Acts” featured in new book

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…

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18th Birthday!

18th Birthday!

August 22, 2016

Chris Rodgers Consulting Ltd was 18 years old on 20 August 2016. We wish to thank the many clients, fellow consultants, and others with whom we have worked over the years. Having 'come of age' we now look forward to doing some grown-up consulting, rather than all of this 'wiggly'…

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Where is the magic in best practice?

Where is the magic in best practice?

I recently attended a meeting to discuss some emerging ideas on leadership and performance in the public sector. At one point, the topic of “best practice transfer” arose. This was unsurprising, given that this features in most of the high-profile enquiry reports that have been produced over recent years in…

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Rethinking Discipline in Organizations

Rethinking Discipline in Organizations

December 10, 2015

This post was first published in Informal Coalitions in October 2008, under the title: "Discipline in organizations - On 'hot stove rules', performance conversations, and an opportunity to learn" The October 2008 edition of Management Today bemoaned the fact that the management of discipline and poor performance in the workplace…

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The Change Conundrum

The Change Conundrum

August 2, 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. No doubt we could…

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