Posted by Colin Weatherby 1400 words
This post continues a series started by Squire to the giants about his giants. David Maister will be best known to anyone responsible for running a professional services firm. In the late 1990’s when he visited Australia his seminars were expensive and quickly sold out. ‘The Professional Service Firm’ and ‘True Professionalism’ are still must reads. Maister retired in 2009 and much of his material is still available from his website.
David Maister was born in Great Britain where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, economics and Statistics at the University of Birmingham (England), his Master’s in Operations Research at the London School of Economics. Continue reading
Posted by Colin Weatherby 830 words
I recently found a new and interesting blog called ‘Squire to the Giants’. Much like thinkpurpose.com this blog site is aimed at people who have an interest in improving their organisation through systems thinking. A recent post talks about the ‘giants’ that have influenced the Squire’s thinking. I am familiar with some of the ‘giants’ and have others of my own.
The Squire lists the following giants:
Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with the work of Peter Scholtes and John Seddon. Both have influenced the thinking of writers. The biographical pieces written by the Squire are worth a look.
I have decided to produce a blog on one of my giants.
Professor Mark H. Moore
First some background. Mark H. Moore is the Hauser Professor of Nonprofit Organisations and director of the Hauser Centre for Nonprofit Organisations, at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
His research interests include public management and leadership, civil society and community mobilization, and criminal justice policy and management. Continue reading