My profession has just transformed for the 4th time

First Transformation: Mastering small group interventions ( 1978).  Second:  Mastering large group interventions (1990).  Third:  Mastering sustainable whole system change-latest case will be in the Cummings and Worley 10th edition (2013). Fourth:  And now in the last 2 months what I believe will be the final transformation of my career.

“Helping an individual change agent transform themselves in the context of sustainable transformation of the whole system – with no cost – learn and earn.”

Of course, I utilize all I learned from the first 3 transformations.  This can be done with or without the new OD certificate from Penn State’s HRD program- rated number 1 in the USA.

Act. And have a conversation how you can benefit. I know of no one else with such obsessive focus. If you do, introduce me to them. We will learn from each other.

Addendum:  For special learning I integrate two top Professors in their respected areas: Professor Rothwell around Accelerated Talent Management and Professor Koestenbaum around the Leadership Diamond.

So in sum, I help external or interchange agents to change themselves to powerfully change an organization long term. Two specialities are Leadership and Talent Management.

The graphic below is what I do. I shift the grey to the large colored potential. Image

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One Response to “My profession has just transformed for the 4th time”

  1. Julie Smendzuik-OBrien Says:

    So –

    Your conversation with Matt Minahan resulted in an OD certificate from Penn State?

    Roland, check out these books. Maybe there has been enough “change,” too… what are we changing to??? Sustainability hast to be sustainability of the planet … not sustainable of organizations that have created this mess…

    McKibben, B. (2010). Eaarth: Making life on a tough new planet. New York: NY: St. Martin’s Griffin.

    Dietz, R., & O’Neill, D. (2013). Enough is enough: Building a sustainable economy in a world of finite resources. San Francisco: CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.


    Julie Smendzuik-O’Brien, MPA, MA, CM/QOE **Ph.D. Student, Human and Organization Development Fielding Graduate University*

    *”It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” Antoine de Saint Exupery, The Little Prince*

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