BIO - David Hurst
David Hurst is a Senior Associate with the Berkeley Consulting Group. David was a feature writer in the Globe and Mail on February 9th, 2009.
David is a well known speaker, consultant and author on management. David was born in England but grew up in South Africa. He spent twenty-five years working in the corporate world as an effective manager, and extracted from his experience some highly innovative ideas about leadership, the management of change and the dynamics of organizations that promote creativity and learning. He communicates these ideas to audiences around the world in the form of creative presentations, in-depth seminars and articles that have been published in leading business publications such as the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, Strategy+Business, Globe and Mail, Strategic Management Journal, Organizational Dynamics, Academy of Management Executive, Business Quarterly, and Organization Science.
His first book, Crisis & Renewal: Meeting the Challenge of Organizational Change, was published by the Harvard Business School Press in 1995 and was reprinted in paperback in 2002. He spent much of 1998/1999 working on his second book (Learning from the Links: Mastering Management Using Lessons From Golf, The Free Press 2002) as a Visiting Scholar/Practitioner at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina, where his work is now being used in their programs. David is currently an Adjunct Professor, Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business, University of Regina as well as being a Contributing Editor to Strategy+Business.
Jim Mackay and David first collaborated three decades ago as consultants with a national consulting firm Hickling-Johnston sharing ideas about organization design and strategy implementation. Over the past five years, they have re-united on consulting projects – including an OPP Executive Planning Retreat and an extensive consultative strategic review of Toronto Community Housing’s organization and business model leading to changes introduced in 2008.