Graham Benjamin
Share on Facebook Share
  • Blog Posts
  • Discussions
  • Events
  • Groups
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos

Graham Benjamin's Page

Profile Information

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of The AMED Network to add comments!

Join The AMED Network

At 6:12 on July 4, 2010, David F McAra said…
Thanks, Graham.

I recognise all the names you mention there and knew Howard, Peter and Gordon quite well. I joined the Shell training department in 1989 as part of the bold initiative based on a belief that the best way to save money across the company at a time of low oil price was to invest more in training.

The belief didn't survive very long. In fact, looking back, it felt like arriving at a fabulous party just as the beer had run out and all the guests were leaving. You may have a different perspective but it seems to me, BP managed to pull off a real transformation in the 1990s, Shell never did (in spite of courageous work by Mark Moody Stuart). Even the BP transformation hasn’t endured.

My rather pessimistic view was one of my reasons for proposing the organisational learning theme for the May O&P. It seems the idea is older and wiser but also alive and well.

I hope you will enjoy the site. (Are you really AMED member number 52?)

At 0:28 on June 30, 2010, David F McAra said…
Hello, Graham. I feel sure I recognise your name although not sure we ever met. Were you in the Shell OD team in the 1980s and 90s?



Latest Activity

Erica Piasecka joined David F McAra's group
Louie Gardiner commented on Bob MacKenzie's event 'Giving voice to ideas and images, with Bob MacKenzie and others'
A video by AMED Admin was featured

Critical Friends in conversation

This short 20-minute video conversation between Steve Dilworth and Bob MacKenzie explores some essential ideas about critical friendships for writing, conver...
An event by Bob MacKenzie was featured

Giving a voice to ideas and images, with Bob MacKenzie and others at via Zoom, anywhere

April 16, 2021 from 1:15pm to 4:30pm

O&P back issues

O&P back issues now for sale. 

We have a rich library of O&P issues and individual articles in electronic format going back to 1994, just waiting for you. Copy of order form for back issues of e-O&P in MS Word format.


Make sure you can reach the Full AMED Members' page or the O&P Subscribers' page to download the latest edition.

Not yet a member or subscriber?
Click here for synopses of recent editions.

© 2021   Created by AMED Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service