John Watkinson

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John Watkinson
Sys-Man Ltd.

A successful Transformational Leader, who has maintained a high-quality performance record over 14 years as an English National Health Service, (NHS), Chief Executive, and has recent positive experience in Civil Society and Consultancy. A practitioner of values-based and systematic management that delivers excellent patient/client/beneficiary-centered service.

John delivered 'Three-Star' or top performing status for both Sherwood Forest Hospitals and Bromley Hospitals NHS Trusts. Has worked effectively in Primary/Community Care, Learning Disability, Mental Health and Hospital-Based Services. John utilised Levels of Work thinking, together with frameworks and ideas from Dr. Warren Kinston's Taxonomy of Human Elements in Endeavour, (THEE), to transform three poor-performing Hospital Trusts into top performing/much improved organisations.

He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors/Trustees and Company Secretary of the Primrose Centre Ltd, a charity that provides emotional and psychological support for breast-cancer sufferers in Bromley and surrounding areas, London. John also founded Sys-Man Ltd, a management consultancy business that has worked effectively in the Private and Civil Society Sectors.

Married to Susan, he also has twin daughters Jane and Claire. John has keen interests in politics, sport and developing his guitar playing, and is an active member of Amnesty International, Greenpeace and Oxfam. 

Degrees and certifications

Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

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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