The Grassroots Group Pty Ltd
Professor Tony Travaglione
Over the course of his career, Tony has held a number of senior leadership roles including Professor and Dean of the Adelaide Graduate School of Business and Professor and Head of the Newcastle Graduate School of Business.
He was also invited to prestigious Stanford University to take up the position of Visiting Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
At Curtin University he was Director of the Human Resource and Leadership Effectiveness Research Centre.
is recognised internationally as an expert in the area of leadership.
has developed numerous leadership development programs for both public and private sector organisations.
One of the more innovative leadership programs that Tony is currently involved with is the Doctorate of Business Leadership offered by Charles Sturt University.
is skilled in the delivery and feedback of a number of assessment instruments, ranging from staff attitudes to leadership style inventories.
Tony is the joint editor of 'Applied Human Resource Strategies' published by McGraw-Hill.
Tony's most recent book, Organisational Behaviour on the Pacific Rim, co-authored with Professor Steve McShane from the University of Western Australia, has become the best selling management text in the Pacific Rim area.
has been active in the area of consulting in Australia and overseas.
In Australia his
clients have included the ANZ Bank, BHP, QANTAS, Swan Brewery, SGIO, Health Department of Western Australia, Main Roads Western Australia, Westrail, Hunter Area Health, Rail Services Australia and Centrelink
has conducted projects in London with a number of international organisations including Norwich Union, Royal Sun Alliance, Midland Bank, Guinness Brewing and London Underground
consultancy work has appeared in prestigious and rigorously refereed international journals including the International Journal of Human Resource Management
(UK), Personnel Review
(UK), Journal of Individual Employment Rights (USA) Journal of Managerial Psychology (USA), Journal of Strategic Change
(UK) and the Journal of Business and Leadership
The largest research project that Tony
has been involved with was the Westrail
advised the organisation on strategies to ensure the retention of 'desired staff' during the downsizing of the organisation.
came out of the downsizing with a workforce with higher levels of organisational commitment; job satisfaction and perceived organisational support than they had at the start of the downsizing.
Absenteeism in Westrail
was reduced substantially.
This outstanding result has been widely reported at high level forums such as the US Academy of Management
, British Academy of Management, the International Work Psychology Conference and Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference
During the last 5 years Tony
has established strong links with Centrelink
(an organisation of 22000 employees).
was approached by the organisation to devise strategies to increase the commitment levels of employees to the Centrelink
Customer Service Model and to develop strategies for leadership development.
One of Tony's
most recent achievements has been to win a highly regarded Australian Research Council
(ARC) grant (total funding $390 000) in collaboration with Main Roads Western Australia.
The grant seeks to develop a new approach to leadership amongst the senior managers at Main Roads via a corporate values/ collaborative leadership model.
The long term relationships with organisations such as Centrelink
(over 5 years) and Main Roads Western Australia (over 10 years) is evidence that Tony displays professionalism and probity in his
has an excellent understanding of his
own self awareness and through this he
is committed to personal development.
sees personal development as a process of continuous improvement.
This commitment was largely the reason why the ANZ bank
late last year asked him to lead a major project for them on leadership development for 270 of their branch and relationship managers.
various academic and consultancy roles Tony
has been a professional communicator for over 20 years.
Evidence of the high regard that he
has achieved internationally is when Stanford University
, the world's leading university (as ranked in 2004) approached him to deliver leadership and organizational development programs for them in 2004.
This role (Visiting Professor) which he
undertook with distinction resulted in exceptional feedback on his
performance from both staff and students at Stanford
As a result of the work he
undertook at Stanford he
was subsequently invited by the University of California
(at Los Angeles) to deliver an executive session on organizational development.