Philip Ramsey

Philip Ramsey

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Dr Phil Ramsey is one of Australasia’s foremost thinkers in Culture, Systems Thinking, Leadership and Organisational Learning. Phil has spoken at conferences throughout Australia, New Zealand, the US and Asia. He has been Senior Lecturer for the last 12 years at Massey University and his work has been endorsed by Peter Senge, author of the seminal book, The Fifth Discipline. Phil continues to lead systems thinking in this country. Phil’s expertise lies around organisational culture. He has led many organisations through the process of effective culture change. One of his interests is the application of learning organisation principles to schools and educational institutions through conversation. Participants in our seminars consistently tell us the workshops live in their minds for a very long time – that they are some of the most worthwhile workshops they have ever attended.

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The Structure of Paradox: Managing Interdependent Opposites

When faced with a problem, how often do teams within your organization become polarized around proposed solutions that are opposites? For example, one group …

Learning Through Differences: Dilemma Theory in Action

Karen was often irritated by Jenny when they worked together. It seemed to Karen that, whenever tensions rose between the two of them, she …

Consultants as Problem Solvers or Capacity Builders?

As we seek ways to cope with the increasing rate and complexity of change affecting our businesses, many of us have begun to recognize …

Wobbling to Success by Managing the “Accidental Adversaries” Dynamic

Have you ever been in a relationship that you just knew could be better? Or one that required hard work to maintain because of …

Charting the Challenge of Perfectionism

Most people appreciate when a task is done well. And we know what can result when we strive to do something to the best …

How Do YOU Gauge Achievement?

How are your kids doing at school? If you are like most parents, this question makes you think about grades. We generally judge achievement …

Ford and Firestone Hit a Pothole

Every partnership occasionally runs into rocky roads, but the relationship between U.S. auto giant Ford Motor Company and Japanese tire maker Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.recently hit …

How Am I Supposed to Work with Her?”: The “Accidental Adversaries” Storyline

Building solid partnerships presents a perplexing challenge for organizations—and individuals—today. Managers are becoming increasingly aware that strong relationships among coworkers, team members, departments, and …