Contributor: Ian Macdonald

Ian Macdonald, Macdonald Associates Consultancy,

Ian Macdonald

Ian is a chartered psychologist previously based at Brunel University and who now leads Macdonald Associates Consultancy. He graduated with honours in psychology from Brunel in 1972 after spending periods of work as a commodity-broker in New York, a trainee therapist in a therapeutic community in London and assistant to an educational psychologist in a child guidance clinic in Aylesbury.

Over the past 20 years he has worked for a range of organisations in Australasia, North America, Africa, Russia and the UK contributing to major organisational change and, in a number of cases, new ways of understanding and managing relationships in the workplace.

In addition to commercial work he has worked with not-for-profit organisations such as churches, schools, universities and development agencies and with indigenous communities developing cross-cultural initiatives. He continues his interest in developing ideas from his doctoral thesis: 'the importance of the recognition of work in the development of identity' and maintains academic links at Brunel University and several international business schools.

Leadership and Systems
Ian Macdonald explains how the design and implementation of company systems are critical to a CEO's...