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About Rebecca Cason

Rebecca CasonRecently named President of the Requisite Organization International Institute (ROII), Rebecca Cason has been engaged in development and consulting in the field of Requisite Organization for more than 25 years as a collaborator with Dr. Elliott Jaques and Kathryn Cason and as a Senior RO Advisor to publicly and privately-held organizations in the US, Canada and continental Africa.

Ms. Cason’s career combines a breadth of managerial working and wisdom with in-depth knowledge and experience in the application of the science-based total managerial leadership system, Requisite Organization.

As President of ROII, Ms. Cason will continue to focus on supporting organizations engaged in implementation of RO by providing practical and targeted services to senior managers and boards of directors interested in managing and growing highly effective and innovative organizations with integrity.

Contact Rebecca at RCason@requisite.org or alternatively at rebeccacason@gmail.com

About Kathryn Cason

kcasonCo-founder and Chair of the Requisite Organization International Institute, 30-year research colleague of Elliott Jaques, co-authored Human Capability, A Study of Individual Potential and its Application, 1994 [Cason Hall]. Their research validated the constructs of a hierarchy of Orders of Complexity of Information and of the recursive four internal processes operating within the maturation of individuals to handle increasingly more complex problems. Of special note is the finding that managers, managers-once-removed, and individual subordinates can all agree on the level of work that the subordinate is capable of effectively handling, when provided clear constructs with which to articulate their judgments. This study set the foundation for Jaques’ Life and Behavior of Living Organisms, 2002 [Praeger].

Ms. Cason has worked as advisor to senior management for over 35 years. Her organizational project work has spanned a broad spectrum of industries—transportation, engineering, energy generation, financial services, manufacturing and owner managed enterprises. In these projects she has tested their research findings of the last 50 years for general applicability and effectiveness; developed implementation tools and best practice methods for practitioners; trained and supervised other professionals in learning the concepts, principles and methodologies of Requisite Organization Total Management System and Stratified Systems Theory.

The International Journal of Applied Psychoanalysis, Canadian Management Accountants, National Association of Corporate Directors, Massachusetts High Tech Magazine, and Amacom have published her work, and she has been quoted in Business Week, LA Times, Boston Globe, CT Post and The New Yorker.

Among Ms Cason’s lecture engagements are faculty, graduate and post-graduate classes of US Universities including George Washington, US Naval War College, University of Texas, and Academy of Management. International institutions represented by, University of Chile, University of Stockholm, Deakin University (Australia) and The Conference Board of Canada. She validates requisite organization research methodology and assessments for doctoral students and has participated on graduate committees at George Washington University and University of Texas.

Ms. Cason has a strong background in management, business development, and management education. She has held senior management positions in financial services and not-for-profit professional education/membership associations. She is also CEO/Publisher, Cason Hall & Co., Maryland; President, Stratified Systems Inc., NY; and founding Board Director, CanEtron, Inc., Ontario Canada.

About Aldo Schlemenson

aschlmenson-smDirector of Aldo Schlemenson & Associates since 1973, he is consultant to family businesses, entrepreneurial organizations, government agencies and corporations.

He introduced Dr. Elliott Jaques’ concepts in Argentina and Latin America since 1973 and has worked with AFIP, Federal Administration of Public Income Taxes, supported by United Nations, Organization of American States Revenue Service, World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

In addition to developing more than 20 family and entrepreneurial organizations projects, and Dr. Schlemenson has been working recently as consultant to Cerro Vanguardia; Tarjeta Naranja, Caramuto Group; and Laboratorio Pfizer Argentina, among other companies in Latin America.

Dr. Schlemenson is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires. Licenciado en Psicología 1966, and received a Master of Arts in Social Institutions from Brunel University. England in 1972 under the tutorship of Professor Elliott Jaques, and a Ph.D. in Sociology of Organizations, Thesis: Entrepreneurial Organizations, under the supervision of Dr. Elliott Jaques.

Books written by Aldo Schlemenson:

Análisis Organizacional y Empresa Unipersonal. Crisis y Conflicto en Contextos Turbulentos. Edit. Paidos Bs.As and Barcelona. 1989.

“La Perspectiva Etica en Analisis Organizacional.” Edit. Paidos. Buenos Aires Barcelona 1990.

• Co-author of Improving Tax Administration in Developing Countries. Edited by Richard M. Bird and Milka Casanegra. International Monetary Fund. 1992.

• Co-author of Organizar y Dirigir la Escuela. Editorial Paidos. Buenos Aires. Barcelona-Mexico. 1996.

La Administración del Talento. Editorial Paidos 2002.

Remontar la Crisis. Edit. Granica. Buenos Aires, Mexico, Madrid. 2009.

Contact Aldo at aldo@schlemenson.com.ar

About Ulf Lindberg

ulindberg-smUlf Lindberg is CEO and Founder of Enhancer Consulting, a group of Executive Advisors that provides companies with strategy enhancement and helps them create the required conditions for its implementation. Enhancer’s advice is based on extensive experience and the scientifically-founded methodology by Dr. Elliott Jaques. Enhancer, with headquarter in Stockholm, was founded in 1998 and has since then, applied out experience and methodology with top management in well over 200 large and small companies.

Ulf has an extensive international experience in strategy and organizational development, negotiations, mergers & acquisitions and financing. He has 15 years of experience working for large global corporations, as well as more than 15 years of experience running small entrepreneurial businesses. In the late 80ies Ulf was a member of the group executive committee of Pharmacia. In the early 90’s he founded and developed the largest Swedish commercial educational company.

Ulf earned a Bachelor in Business & Administration from Uppsala University.

Contact Ulf at ulf.lindberg@enhancer.se

About Rob McClusky

McCluskyRob McClusky runs McClusky Associates, an organization that designs and implements leadership systems for business, healthcare and education. Previously, Rob was a director on the executive committee with the Cleveland Municipal School District. He led Baldrige initiatives for Picker International (Philips Medical Systems). He held leadership roles in finance, management information systems, and quality at Digital Equipment Corporation (Hewlett-Packard). He has executed simple practices which added millions of dollars per year to the bottom line.

Appointed five times to the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Rob served as senior examiner for the Massachusetts and Ohio Baldrige councils, and Chairman for the Ohio Award for Excellence.

He has written lead articles on Six Sigma, the Balanced Scorecard, and the flaws in popular management books. Rob earned his BS in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an MBA at Suffolk University.

Contact Rob at robmcclusky@yahoo.com

About Douglas Kirsner

d-kirsnerDouglas Kirsner, PhD, holds a Personal Chair in Philosophy and Psychoanalytic Studies at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Douglas’s research is about trying to understand how individuals, groups, organizations and societies function together, or don’t. He is interested in the history and philosophy of psychoanalysis and in how organizations are systems that are a function of their structure.

Douglas met Elliott Jaques in 1990, and over the next 13 years they held many discussions ranged across many disciplines including philosophy, psychoanalysis, management and (requisite) organization. They also examined the trajectory of Elliott Jaques’ life and work, particularly Elliott’s overall goals of understanding individuals and their social and biological contexts.

Elliott Jaques studied the relationships between individuals, as understood by psychoanalysis, and organizational structures. In particular, he explored the nature of trust-inducing versus paranoiagenic organizations. This work has in turn strongly influenced Douglas’s understanding of psychoanalytic organizations and training. Douglas wrote a landmark study of the political and organizational histories of four leading psychoanalytic institutes in the USA, Unfree Associations: Inside Psychoanalytic Institutes (http://www.amazon.com/Unfree-Associations-Psychoanalytic-Institutes-Relations/dp/0765706830/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321854131&sr=1-1).

His research has acted as a catalyst for systematic and critical reflection and change within the field of psychoanalysis internationally, especially in the US, the specific locus of much of his work, but also in the UK, Israel, Australia, Canada, Western Europe, South America and China. Organizations within which his research has sparked considerable discussion and debate include the American Psychoanalytic Association and its institutes, the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association and the International Psychoanalytical Association. His work is often cited in scholarly journals and books.

Douglas’s recent publication, ‘Trust and the Global Financial Crisis’ (http://routledge-ny.com/books/details/9780415600316) is a part of his ongoing research project about trust and mistrust in organizations, society.

Douglas edited two special editions of the International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies about the contributions of Elliott Jaques (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/aps.v2:4/issuetoc and http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/aps.v3:4/issuetoc ) The first part of Douglas’s discussions with Elliott Jaques about his life and work can be accessed at http://www.psychoanalysis-and-therapy.com/human_nature/free-associations/kirsnerjaques.html

Douglas is also a recognized expert on existentialism, especially its influence on psychotherapy. In particular, he has assessed the work of Jean-Paul Sartre and R. D. Laing from a psychoanalytic perspective (The Schizoid World of Jean-Paul Sartre and RD Laing http://www.amazon.com/Schizoid-World-Jean-Paul-Sartre-Laing/dp/1590510518/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321854357&sr=1-1 ) and has just published a survey of the relationships between existentialism, psychoanalysis and psychotherapy (Contiuum Companion to Existentialism http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=133400&SubjectId=1611&Subject2Id=1020

Apart from the above, Douglas is the author of numerous book chapters and journal articles and has lectured widely.

Contact Douglas at douglas.kirsner@deakin.edu.au

About Bill Spelman

b-spelmanBill Spelman comes to requisite principles from a background in statistical process control and total quality management, and attempts to bridge the gap between theory and practice. As a professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, he teaches courses in operations management, program evaluation, and applied math and statistics. As a member of the Austin City Council, Spelman advocates continuous improvement practices, performance budgeting, and value for taxpayer dollars. Before coming to UT in 1988, Spelman spent seven years with the Police Executive Research Forum, a national association of big-city police chiefs, working with local police departments nationwide to develop the (then-new) concepts of community policing and problem-solving; his police training center at UT trained 13,000 police officers throughout Texas to put these ideas into practice. Spelman holds a B.A. in political science and economics from UCLA, an M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard.

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