About Arthur Shelley
Arthur is a capability developmentand knowledge strategy consultant with 26 years professional experience. He has held a variety of professional roles including managing international projects in Australia, Europe, Asia and USA and teaches Knowledge Management and Applied Research Practice in RMIT University MBA program.
Arthur is the author two books:
- Being a Successful Knowledge Leader, and
- The Organizational Zoo - A Survival Guide to Workplace Behaviour.
He is regularly invited to international conferences to speak or facilitate workshops on his books and articles.
Founder of The Organizational Zoo Ambassadors Network (a professional peer mentoring group), leader of the RMIT MBA mentoring program, co-facilitator of the Melbourne KM Leadership Forum, and formerly the Global Knowledge Directory for Cadbury Schweppes.
Throughout his professional life, he has travelled extensively and has lived or worked in many Australasian and European countries as well as working on American projects. From these experiences, he developed an appreciation of the important of leveraging the diversity of thinking, behaviour and culture in finding the best way forward.
Despite constantly adapting, four basic characteristics have always remained:
- Interest in human and animal behaviour
- Trying to understand why people do the things they do
- Reading about how others think, and
- A desire to improve any process or situation.
This website and the community that use its free resources brings together a lifetime of these hobbies, adds a a dash of humour and the simple fun involved in sharing character profiles. The hope being that this recipe enables others to be more adaptive in how they approach their relationships and get more pleasure (and less stress) from them.
Arthur Shelley lives in multicultural Melbourne, Australia with his wife, Joy and two daughters, Cathy and Helen.