John Anthony Carlisle
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Where do you live and work (City)?
What are your top professional skills?
Writing on organisational life
Understanding and applying systems thinking (Deming, Beer)
Implementing strategic change to encompass system thinking and cooperation - profitably
Rehabilating B School curricula
Finding good, innovative organisatinal thinkers
What kinds of management education and development services are you involved in?
Installing variation and system thinking into a public sector board, and helping a retailer manage rapid growth
What is your main interest in the AMED network?
education, inspiration, collegiate discussion/debate, personal development
Please share your favourite management development insight or quote.
If not now, when? If not you, who? (W E Deming)
What kind of person are you?
More about you (Short Bio or any other details you’d like people to know)
Vocational only
Utterly fascinated and perplexed by organisations, so I spend hours reading and studying the phenomenon
Love teaching anyone about organisations.
Good at writing papers on businesses and behaviour
Ran a couple of my own companies, and chair the Alliance of Deming Consultants
Have vicarious academic qualifications (Hon Doc; visiting Prof) which flatter my CV.
What I’d like from the AMED network is…
Insights on organisational life, up-to-date thinking and appropriate system models, all evidence-based.
Conversations on system thinking and change strategies.
Anything metaphysical.
What do you do for your own development?
meditate, set short term goals, get alongside gurus like Susan George, Arie de Geuss, Elisabet Sahtouris; and characters from the Association for Social Development.
Study Deming and Stafford Beer.
Try to get inside the skin of politics with empathy and so
try to censor my own censoriousness and fears.

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At 8:14 on June 29, 2010, David F McAra said…
Hello, John! Welcome. Fast work.

At 8:14 on June 29, 2010, Belina Raffy said…
Hi John,
Welcome aboard! I like your interests in systems thinking and transforming b-school curricula. I teach in some b-schools myself. Do you ever get to London for meetings?

Best wishes
Belina, Co-chair of AMED


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