The Smart Creative

Finding, Developing and Keeping Leaders for the Digital Age - book gift page

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Learn how to identify, develop, challenge, and retain the managerial and technical leadership your company needs to succeed in the 21st century.  Meet the smart creative, understand their developmental needs in a way you can be sure to keep them growing and power your company’s growth.

This is human resource strategy at its scientific best. At a time when the brightest programmer, systems engineer, or skilled manager can yield an order of magnitude greater productivity than the average, here is the key to unlocking the brainpower you need to succeed.

Don Fowke and Bonnie Fowke
Don Fowke and Bonnie Fowke

Don and Bonnie Fowke are seasoned management consultants. They focus on excellent organization which aligns people with strategy. They serve executives across a broad range of industries. Their deep experience builds on Don’s education in industrial management at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and Bonnie’s education at The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. They practice as members of The New Management Network, and live in Toronto.

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Major organizations and consulting firms that provide Requisite Organization-based services

A global association of academics, managers, and consultants that focuses on spreading RO implementation practices and encouraging their use
Dr. Gerry Kraines, the firms principal, combines Harry Levinson's leadership frameworks with Elliott Jaques's Requisite Organization. He worked closely with Jaques over many years, has trained more managers in these methods than anyone else in the field, and has developed a comprehensive RO-based software for client firms.
Founded as an assessment consultancy using Jaques's CIP methods, the US-based firm expanded to talent pool design and management, and managerial leadership practice-based work processes
Former RO-experienced CEO, Ron Harding, provides coaching to CEOs of start-ups and small and medium-size companies that are exploring their own use of RO concepts.  His role is limited, temporary and coordinated with the RO-based consultant working with the organization
Ron Capelle is unique in his multiple professional certifications, his implementation of RO concepts through well designed organization development methods, and his research documenting the effectiveness of his firm's interventions
A Toronto requisite organization-based consultancy with a wide range of executive coaching, training, organization design and development services.
A Sweden-based consultancy, Enhancer practices time-span based analysis, executive assessment, and provides due diligence diagnosis to investors on acquisitions.
Founded by Gillian Stamp, one of Jaques's colleagues at Brunel, the firm modified Jaques;s work-levels, developed the Career Path Appreciation method, and has grown to several hundred certified assessors in aligned consulting firms world-wide recently expanding to include organization design
Requisite Organization International Institute distributes Elliott Jaques's books, papers, and videos and provides RO-based training to client organizations