Nick Forrest

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Nick Forrest
Forrest & Company Limited

Pragmatic. Reflective. Truthful. These qualities uniquely position Nick Forrest as a forthright individual who has devoted his career to the study and practice of management and leadership. He believes that companies grow as a direct result of the level of excellence of the management team, and his passion is to build great places to work that deliver extraordinary results.

For almost three decades, Nick has guided leaders in organizing their businesses to solve and effectively implement complex challenges, thereby gaining a significant edge over competing companies. He assists CEOs, presidents and other senior executives to execute strategy, and align and integrate the work of the entire organization.

Nick’s book, How Dare You Manage? Seven Principles to Close the CEO Skill Gap (, was written because many of those who reach the very top of their organization have never been taught how to manage large groups of employees.

An engaging and entertaining speaker who challenges his audience to re-examine their managerial leadership beliefs, Nick’s passion in his life’s work bursts forth in every word. At times inspirational, at others provocative, Nick is a spokesperson for the craft of management.

Follow Nick on Twitter: @nickforrest

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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