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At 4:31 on January 21, 2011, Pernilla Forsberg Tiger said…

Hi David!

Thanks for your welcome. I found your network through a post on SOL-world in which I also am a member. I have added a picture in my profile as you suggested. I run my own business which offers services in organizational development and has increasingly discovered the benefits of a solution focus. Also It's more fun:)

At 15:49 on January 3, 2011, Anna Green said…

Hi David


Thanks for your welcome message and comments.  I wonder if you can help me: I've been trying to contact the office for over a month - by email, phone and letter - and have not had any response. I would appreciate it if someone would get back to me ASAP!


Happy New Year.

At 2:36 on December 4, 2010, Sara Winnington said…
Thanks David for your welcome. I heard about Amed via the sustainable development forum. But no I did not know about the meetings in Brighton - if you have any further information do let me know. Bit new to all this cheers Sara
At 0:07 on December 4, 2010, Manzoor Ahmad Awan said…
Thanks David for your warm welcome. The HRM and TQM are not isolated fields and I believe that the synthesis of TQM & HRM i.e. TQHRM (Total Quality Human Resource Management) improves quality at all levels.
At 9:54 on November 21, 2010, François Le Moullec said…
Thank you ( very lately because I didn't notice your message and sorry for that!) for your welcome.
I just had a new contact with AMED last week.
At 8:15 on November 17, 2010, GIna Lodge said…
Thank you for your warm welcome David. I heard about Amed from a post on the AoEC Alumni Forum by one of our graduates, Penny Walker. Have uploaded a photo as suggested.
At 0:16 on September 10, 2010, Belina Raffy said…
Hi David, any chance you could remove the test version profile?

At 4:20 on August 11, 2010, Luke Hancock said…
thank you david, i now have her website.
At 3:58 on August 11, 2010, Luke Hancock said…
Hi David,

thanks for the welcome. you are the second person who said i should get in touch with penny walker but i do not have her contact details. can you help?

thank you

At 8:39 on July 4, 2010, Nic Shugar said…
Thanks David, not quite - Mt Elbrus a couple of summers back (in the Caucasus - so it was touch and go whether we went or not - in the end we arrived a few weeks after the shooting stopped). Beautiful twin-peaked mountain - we didn't quite make the top - we turned around 300m height and 3km distance from the peak as the weather was starting to turn a little un-sporting! This picture was on the way back down from the summit attempt.
Kind regards
At 9:57 on July 2, 2010, Nic Shugar said…
Thanks David for the warm welcome back (home!)
Kind regards
At 7:47 on July 2, 2010, Richard Thorns said…
Hi David, thanks for your welcome. I was invited to join the network by my good friend John Carlisle. I will fill out my profile in due course and look forward to being involved in some the network's discussions, regards Richard
At 5:46 on June 30, 2010, Graham Benjamin said…
Hello David and thanks for your question. You are correct, I joined the Shell UK OD unit, with Donald Mungall as manager and Terry Morgan and Howard Maitland Jones as colleagues, in early 1984 and left to go freelance mid-1987. Whilst with the unit I did most of my work in Shell Expro in Aberdeen, St Fergus and Mossmorran linking with Peter Robinson in Aberdeen initially and then with Gordon Sinclair as OD manager for Expro. I continued to work very actively for them in Aberdeen and Lowestoft until 2002. Meanwhile I developed an international practice concentrating on major project stakeholder relationships, for Shell and other oil and gas majors and main contractors, by taking a systems approach to complex major international construction projects, which has continued very productively until recently when I have decided to slow the pace significantly! In the Shell context I'm glad to see the fulsome acknowledgement in your editorial and in the article of Arie de Guess' work. Also of John Seddon, who is a good friend of mine and whose work deserves to be much better known. Such riches!
Cheers, Graham
At 16:20 on April 28, 2010, Bethan Gritten said…
Thanks for the welcome David!


At 8:23 on April 8, 2010, Jacques Kruger said…
Hi David. Thanks for checking in with me as a new member. Management Development in SA is definitely interesting. I imagine that a lot of stuff we do is generic and in line with international trends, but then we obviously have some unique issues given our socio-historic background.

I'm not planning to be a very active member of AMED to start off with, if that's ok. I have a few serious challenges over the next few months, but would like to simply lurk in the shadows and glean off some insights as to what people in the network is up to. I definitely hope for this apathetic posture to change, but my weariness around over-involvement persists.

Keep well.

At 11:34 on April 2, 2010, Ken Moore said…
David - The organization is the European Association for Personnel Management and its website is www.eapm.org. Check it out. It's not for everyone.


Ken Moore
At 8:54 on April 1, 2010, Ken Moore said…
Hello David - I found you through the links in EAPM.com. I am looking to expoand my European base of contacts. I have had several HR and business related articles published in Turkey, Cyprus, the Middle East, and the UK (Emerald). I've been a keynote speaker in Turkey and will travel to Cyprus in May to address the Cyprus HR Association. I'd love to add the UK to my list of speaking sites.
Human capital is a word that is emerging over here in the States. In today's information and global business environment, the KSA of people are taking precedent over industrial ability. Companies are clamoring for people who can solve complex problems in a multi-disciplinary setting. As HR attempts to justify itself as an internal asset, it is finding that it has to impoact the company's financial health. TWe are trying to put financial metrics on human capabilities. It's not as east as calculating the worth of property, plant and equipment, but it is just as important in today's hyper-competitive business environment.

Where are you located?


At 2:20 on March 31, 2010, Louise Clarkson said…
Thank you for the welcome, David. I think we may have met, but it would be a very long time ago! It's good to see the resurgence and I'll certainly pass on the word to people who might get involved again.
At 2:29 on December 11, 2009, Chris Tanner said…
Hi David,
Thanks for the welcome. I've been "internally" consulting for years, but very recently I've leapt into "external consulting"... it was a reference by Halina Brunning, that got me looking into AMED, though I have to admit, so far I'm not really aware of what AMED offers/ I can offer AMED. I'm based in East Anglia, and keen to link up with organisational consultants in the region...and also, obviously, develop my potential outlets for consultancy work.

At 13:33 on December 8, 2009, Beth Duff said…
Thanks David. Looking forward tobeing part of this community.


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