The team at Power+Systems is both small and large.
Power + Systems is made up of a small but impassioned team of employees who lead and support clients as well as the Power+Systems’ Global Trainer Network.
Jeff assumed leadership of Power+Systems in 2018 after the retirement of founders Barry and Karen Oshry. Jeff has been a certified Power+System’s facilitator since 2000 and has successfully implemented Power+Systems programs and methodologies in a wide variety of organizations over the past 2 decades.
Jeff is a results-oriented leader with significant global experience helping unleash the power of people at all levels. Jeff is the organization’s link with our clients as well as with our global network of trainers. He provides coaching on which program best meets an individual’s or organization’s goals. He is adept at working with clients to tailor programs to meet their needs and to connect them with the most appropriate facilitator.
Key areas of focus include: leadership development, diversity & inclusion, employee engagement, partnership, and customer-focused cultures.
Before his retirement in 2018, Barry Oshry worked for over 50 years with a single-minded quest to unlock the mysteries of power and powerlessness in organizations. He began his work in the 1960s at Boston University where he developed large-scale organizational simulations for undergraduates in business and at National Training Labs (NTL) where he continued his research and program development. In 1970 he created The Power Lab, and since the mid-1970’s he has developed and conducted organizational workshops with Tops, Middles, Bottoms, and Customers. These programs have been providing “system sight” to organizations throughout the world.
A pioneer in the field of human systems thinking, Barry has been invited to address numerous professional conferences. He has written extensively on power, system change, and other social system issues. Among his writing are ‘The Possibilities Of Organization,’ ‘In The Middle,’ and ‘Space Work.’ His most recent books, ‘Seeing Systems’ and ‘Leading Systems, and Context, Context, Context, have met with critical acclaim and are regularly used in graduate courses.
Karen Oshry is the former President of Power+Systems and a design partner in all of its: publications, plays, certifications, trainer events, and workshops. Under her capable leadership, Power+Systems expanded its reach and created a global network of certified professionals.