Since 1998, I have worked as an independent consultant and business coach, mainly helping managers to improve business performance, lead or facilitate change more insightfully, and develop their leadership capability. I am author of the book Informal Coalitions
, which deals with the hidden, messy and informal dynamics of organizational change. I was previously a senior manager in the UK power industry, during the period of its groundbreaking privatisation and commercial development.
I am Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Management at Cass Business School, City University, London. I gained an MSc in Managing Change from Sheffield Business School in 1999, and am a member of a number of professional organisations. These include the Complexity Society, the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI), the Institute of Business Consulting (MIBC), and the Association of Management Education and Development (AMED). I also run the OD Innovation Network (ODiN). More information on my consulting practice can be found on my Company's website, at http://www.chrisrodgers.com
I also have a blog
, which I mainly use to expand on the thinking in Informal Coalitions
and to explore related aspects of organizational dynamics. An early post on the blog, is entitled Key influence #2 - Edward de Bono
. This explains how de Bono's early writings on the mechanism of mind have, by analogy, helped to shape my thinking on the dynamics of organizations.