Thursday, July 26, 2012

Passing of Stephen Haines

I was saddened to receive the following this morning. I remember meeting Stephen in 1998; through his business he has been a champion of systems thinking and practice. 
'Remembering Stephen Haines
December 23, 1945 - July 2, 2012

As many of you may already know, Stephen Haines lost his battle with cancer on July 2, 2012. Stephen Haines has inspired and mentored many people in their fields of business. He has helped direct and provide sound strategic management skills by using the Systems Thinking Approach®.
As CEO and founder of the Haines Centre for Strategic Management®, Stephen Haines was one of the world's foremost authorities on the Systems Thinking Approach® to Strategic Management (Planning-People-Leadership-Change) to deliver customer value.

He dedicated his life to understanding how living systems work, which he called the Systems Thinking Approach®, based on 50 years of scientific research on systems thinking and the natural way the world works. He traveled the world, keynoting on strategic management, consulting with CEOs, presenting seminars and writing books and articles.
Stephen Haines leaves behind his devoted wife, Jayne, his loving daughter Monica Romero and his adoring grandson, Sebastian Romero. Additionally, many followers of his work will also miss him dearly.
Stephen Haines is remembered most as a positive and inspirational man with a warm and generous spirit by those that knew him best. He will not be forgotten and his legacy lives on through his educational and resource books, articles, and models.'

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