Managing director, executive coach and senior consultant with Integral Development which is headquartered in Perth, Australia, Ron works in close collaboration with The Integral Leadership Business Group as a Core Team Member.
Ron has over 25 years’ experience in conducting leadership and team development programs in Australia, Southeast Asia and the United States. Ron has consulted to many organisations in Australia and abroad, and has been involved in training, teaching and consulting in many areas of leadership and organizational development; including managing change, stress, performance review, organizational and team effectiveness, and strategic planning.
Ron holds a BSc, an MBA and a PhD. He has taught in the Graduate School of Management at Macquarie University, Curtin University, Murdoch and the University of Western Australia on the MBA and EMBA programs. Ron was a Professor of Leadership at the Graduate School of Management at the University of Western Australia. He has been a visiting professor at Marymount University and at the Jepson School of Leadership at the University of Richmond in the USA. Ron was also Director of the Integral Leadership Centre, the commercial and research centre of the University of Western Australia / Australian Institute of Management Alliance. Ron currently teaches ay Murdoch University in the MBA program and is an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University’s Australian Sustainable Development Institute.
Over the last thirty years Ron has researched and written extensively on leadership and management development especially in management skills, team roles, transforming organisational culture, 360˚ feedback, creating an inspirited workplace, job satisfaction and transformational leadership. Ron has conducted a worldwide tour of best practice in leadership development and published two major articles describing an integrated approach to leadership development.
Ron is widely published in academic journals and has published over 35 referred articles on leadership development, winning several awards including the best article of the year in the Asia Pacific Journal and his articles on leadership development were in the ten most-downloaded articles in over 30 professional management journals published by Emerald, a major provider of academic journals in Europe, the UK and the USA. Ron’s organizational textbook was the best selling textbook in the field in Australia and New Zealand for four years.
Areas of expertise
Ron has considerable experience in teaching leadership development and teaches at the MBA and executive MBA level in the areas of Leadership Effectiveness, Leading and Facilitating Teams, Managing Strategic Change and Philosophy and Leadership.
Ron is well known for his innovative approach to leadership development and his ability to ensure maximum transfer of learning to the workplace. Ron has been extensively involved in the design and delivery of leadership and team development programs for numerous private and public sector organizations.
As a coach, Ron is very clear and focused, providing exceptional value and insight into how clients can improve their skills as well as deal with important issues they are facing. He likes to ensure that the time he has with you is used effectively to deal with the key problems you are facing and that tangible outcomes and actions occur. Ron will challenge you to examine what is really occurring and what you need to do to improve the situation, including dealing with your own attitudes and behaviours. He will push you to ensure that you live up to the actions and goals you set. Ron has exceptional insight and wisdom and is competent in working with staff performance issues, conflict, strategic planning as well as personal issues such as work-life balance and stressors that are important to you.
Philosophy and Meditation
Ron has been involved with the practice, study and teaching of philosophy and meditation for over thirty years and has taught ‘Leadership and Philosophy’ courses on both the University of Western Australia and Curtin University’s MBA programs. He also teaches a course titled ‘Living Philosophy’ to the general public through the Integral Institute Australasia. Ron was one of the founding members of the Zen Group of Western Australia and has written books on meditation and haiku. A keen meditator he has been practising twice a day for over 30 years.