About TonyC

Tony Chamberlain is the author of The Congruence Framework. Previously a consulting partner with KPMG and Arthur Andersen, he spent several years orchestrating change in central government and private industry before focussing on the NFP community. For the last 10 years he has been active in an executive and consulting capacity in small to medium arts & cultural organisations and other social good organisations.

June 2014

Unfolding the future together – the mindfulness of congruent organisations

By | 2014-06-17T19:59:56+00:00 June 14th, 2014|Congruence, Enabling Leadership, Mindfulness|

How emerging organisational models are responding to a shift in global consciousness ‘Can we create organisations free of the pathologies that show up all too often in the workplace? Free of politics, bureaucracy, and infighting; free of stress and burnout; free of resignation, resentment and apathy; free of posturing at the top and the drudgery [...]

May 2014

Successful Change Is Enabled, Not Managed

By | 2014-06-17T20:19:51+00:00 May 24th, 2014|Change, Congruence, Potential & Learning|

For much of my professional career, I have been involved in orchestrating and facilitating organisational change within the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. I have led strategic and cultural change programs; directed technology-driven people and process change initiatives; and managed change associated with refocusing and recovering organisational performance. Looking back on these diverse roles, I [...]

April 2014

. . . by the people, for the people . . . a challenge for organisational governance

By | 2014-06-17T20:31:41+00:00 April 27th, 2014|Wellbeing & Sustainability|

Most for-profit and not-for-profit organisations are controlled by boards that have a mandate to govern their activities – but a mandate from whom to do what? The directors (or trustees) assume the ultimate responsibility for the behaviour of ‘their’ organisation, and not only for its strategic and operational performance, but also for the delivery of [...]

The Mindfulness of Congruence

By | 2014-06-17T20:49:43+00:00 April 4th, 2014|Congruence|

In the opening chapter of his book, Pocket Mindfulness, Alfred James provides an elegant definition of mindfulness – a way of thinking about life that has its origins in Buddhist philosophy and practice. Mindfulness is purposeful awareness without judgement of one's self or others. It is the clear knowing of actuality, rather than the seeing [...]

March 2014

Building congruence – increasing the ‘flow’ and ‘flourish’ within organisations

By | 2014-06-17T21:04:34+00:00 March 20th, 2014|Congruence|

Organisational congruence is a state of accordance or harmonious alignment within an organisational community, where 'a skilful blending of the parts achieves an elegant harmony' (Sisodia, 2010) and the community acts 'as one'. These vital and cohesive communities enjoy enabling leadership, share a common purpose and are committed to co-creating their future together. They have an [...]