Richard Thorns
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Where do you live and work (City)?
What are your top professional skills?
My competence lies in my understanding of organisations as complex systems and how to influence them for better results.
What kinds of management education and development services are you involved in?
Consultancy, coaching, training
What is your main interest in the AMED network?
education, inspiration, collegiate discussion/debate, collaboration, personal development
Please share your favourite management development insight or quote.
The goal of all theory is to make the basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of experience. (Albert Einstein)
What kind of person are you?
More about you (Short Bio or any other details you’d like people to know)
I originally trained and worked in the electronics industry, first in radio and telecommunications and later in automated production line equipment for the car and computer industries. I have also worked as an audio visual aids technician, a boarding house master, a training officer and an adventure cameraman and outdoor pursuits instructor. For the last 20 years I have been employed as a business consultant working in education, government departments, county and district councils, manufacturing and service organisations. My philosophy is founded on the belief that work is an essential part of our humanity and that good management is not only necessary for the health of our organisations but also for the health of our communities. I work to improve communities by helping managers to improve organisational performance and rediscover pride and enjoyment in work.
What do you do for your own development?
Attendance at courses, active member of a variety of CPD groups, participant in range of web-based conferences and discussions. Reading.
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At 6:52 on July 2, 2010, David F McAra said…
Hi, Richard. Thanks for your interest in our site. How did you find out about us?

I hope you find what you are looking for and will feel able to tell us a little more about yourself in your profile.



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