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The Leadership Sphere

Clarity. Capability. Contribution.

Rod Griffiths

Consultant, Facilitator & Coach, The Leadership Sphere

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategic and Scenario Planning
  • Business Modeling
  • Information Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Management Systems
  • Personal Mastery
  • Background

    Rod is a widely experienced management consultant with a focus on shifting mindsets and transforming performance.  At this stage of career he works with other consultants and individuals as an elder and mentor.  His expertise covers strategy, systems, organisational performance and personal performance for leaders and managers.  He has worked with a broad range of clients in Australia, the UK and the Middle East.  Specific experience covers strategic and scenario planning, business modelling, information management, leadership development, cultural progression, management systems and personal mastery.

    He grew up and was educated to Master’s level in the UK. Initially, through an industrial scholarship, he studied science and engineering at University and later studied at Manchester Business School and Lancaster University Management School. Rod is accredited in several diagnostic tools with respect to leadership, organisational culture and values.

    He cut his teeth in consultancy with McKinsey and Company in London in the 1970’s. Following that, whilst still based in London, he became Managing Director of a University owned consultancy at Lancaster Management School. Whilst working with Shell International in London and The Hague, Rod was asked to lead an internal strategy team at Woodside Offshore Petroleum in Perth. This resulted in Rod moving with his family to Perth in 1987 where he has worked in the petroleum and mining industries as well as professional practices and the public sector. He has been an active member of the community and in 2006 became Citizen of the Year for the City of Nedlands.

    Qualifications and Memberships

  • BSc (Manchester 1967)
  • DpBA (Manchester Business School 1972)
  • MA (Lancaster Management School 1973)
  • MA (University of Western Sydney 2009)
  • The Leadership Circle (TLC)
  • Presencing (MIT)
  • LSI (Human Synergistics)
  • Spiral Dynamics (SDi)
  • Appreciative Enquiry (AIC)
  • Corporate Values Assessment 1 and 2 (Values Centre)
  • Change Tracking (CTRE)
  • Strategy Dynamics (London Business School)
  • Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator (CPP)
  • What We Care About

    The issues we face today in organisations and globally will require unprecedented leadership and unprecedented levels of co-operation concurrently, to mobilise communities and organisations.

    A New Paradigm for the Future

    To make progress on our most significant issues, we need a new paradigm—one that inspires us to:

  • Act constructively in a values-driven way
  • Empower each other to take responsibility and accountability at all levels of the organisation
  • Shift our focus from problem-centric to solution-centric (positive change)
  • Make progress on the toughest issues and challenges
  • Create an environment of breakthrough performance, and high levels of commitment and learning
  • Liberate ourselves from old ways of thinking about how to manage and lead people
  • Develop systems intelligence.
  • As the industrial age wanes, new possibilities emerge to create a different paradigm of leadership. I propose a new paradigm that draws from many sources and builds on them in an integrative way.

    The mechanistic, industrial paradigm has been in existence since the latter part of the 18th century and continues to shape society and modern organisations. It is a long, slow journey, yet incredibly worthwhile.

    Our Definition of Leadership

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    Contact Details

    Phone: 1300 100 857


    Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth


    GPO Building, Level 2, 350 Bourke St, Melbourne Vic 3000