Posts Tagged ‘organizational development’

The Mechanics of Successful Executive Transitions – Part I of IV

Ask any HR or OD professional about their company’s succession planning process, and you’ll likely hear a dozen different versions of the process.

October 5th, 2015 - By


PODCAST: Self-Organizing Conversation as an Invitation to Serendipity with Dr. Stephen R. Axley

[powerpress: http://gsbm-med.pepperdine.edu/gbr/audio/winter2011/Podcasts/Axley podcast.mp3] Click here to listen and subscribe in iTunes U Where do truly great ideas come from? Is it possible to purposefully discover serendipity? How do people share information in ways to expand what they know? Stephen R. Axley, PhD believes that the answer to these questions lies in something we all do […]

March 15th, 2011 - By


Systems Thinking: A Holistic Approach to Organizational Effectiveness

The “systems thinking” approach is a way in which a business looks at its overall organization to determine patterns and develop more effective ways of conducting business. Each problem is considered as a part of the system rather than as an overarching problem in a specific department. In his editorial for the Graziadio Business Review, […]

August 2nd, 2010 - By


David Callen, MSOD, wins First Annual Student Paper Competition

  David Callen, MSOD Congratulations to David Callen, MSOD, the $1,000 winner of the First Annual Graziadio School Student Paper Competition presented by the GBR and the Graziadio School of Business and Management of Pepperdine University. The competition challenged Graziadio School students from all programs to submit a well-researched original article on any business thesis. […]

October 2nd, 2008 - By