Mayvin - A specialist Leadership and Organisational Development company
Mayvin /‘meIvIn/ def: [also Maven - Yiddish/Hebrew]: ‘trusted expert in a particular field’
The Mayvin Advisory Board has been established to extend and deepen Mayvin’s understanding of its work in organisation and individual development. By gathering together experienced and innovative leaders Mayvin’s Advisory Board will support thought leadership as well as formalising best practice within our field.
Its members meet to discuss and debate key themes, relevant to organisation and individual development in order to provide Mayvin’s consultants with information about current business and organisational trends as well as practical advice and new ideas relevant to our work.
Mayvin hosts an annual meeting during which our expert Advisory Board members engage with Mayvin consultants and associates to review significant events and look ahead to the prospects for the future in organisation consulting.
Each year they will be invited to consider a discussion paper produced by Mayvin on a substantial theme. The output will form the basis of an article or longer publication for the benefit of Mayvin’s clients.
Tony founded and successfully led his own organisation consulting business from which he retired in 2008. He held senior management positions in large corporations in Human Resources, Strategic Planning and Business Development. This business track is complemented by psychotherapy training to enable him to work with people on emotional and relationship as well as business issues.
An established author, commentator, consultant and developer, Linda Holbeche is a thought and practice leader in the fields of leadership, HRM and organization development. Regularly judged an HR Power Player by Personnel Today and voted 3rd most influential HR thinker by Human Resources Magazine in 2009, Linda is co- Director of The Holbeche Partnership, a research-based consultancy providing services in strategic leadership, change management, organisation development (OD), HR capability and high performance working.
James Traeger makes the business case for excellent facilitation and offers his thoughts on the crucial ingredients for success.More articles
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James has supported the Council’s high performance team initiative since 2004, using a full range of one-to-one and team-based work. This support has undoubtedly been a key factor in the transformation of a previously inexperienced senior management team into a highly effective group and improved the awareness and effectiveness of the individuals within it. Over this timeframe, the organisation has moved from a poor performing authority to one that is recognised as well managed, with a senior management team that clearly works well together and has developed a track record of meeting the challenges the public sector has been facing. James has a finely tuned sense of the way teams and individuals operate and is able to express his OD insights in ways that busy, practically minded and sometimes cynical managers can ‘work with’.”
Richard Hodson, Assistant Chief Executive (UK Local Authority)
The world is full of customers, clients and opportunities.
Like a weather system, the world is not predictable.
In human systems, the heart matters as much as the head.
The physical body matters as much as the heart.
Knowledge is not absolute - people’s perspectives and contexts matter.
There are different types of knowledge - insights and feelings matter as much as clear-headed reasoning.
People’s stories about what is going on matter more than the ‘objective’ truth.
Relationships, connections and politics matter.
Repeating patterns matter.
Diversity is a business-critical issue, not just an ethical one.
The world is ever-changing, messy and not always as it seems, but it is possible to find moments of clarity when the way forward suddenly becomes clear.