LEVINSON EXPANDS WORLDWIDE 

OPENS NEW ASIA PACIFIC OFFICE, LAUNCHES NEW BUSINESS VENTURE IN SINGAPORE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JAFFREY, NEW HAMPSHIRE
JUNE 1, 2013

 

After more than four decades of keeping organizations healthy and helping executives develop better management strategies through sound, scientific principles, The Levinson Institute is transforming itself —beginning with its name. The Levinson Institute is now Levinson and Co., a global partnership of consultants, educators, and business leaders with centers and public seminars throughout the world.

As part of its worldwide expansion, Levinson and Co. recently named Norman Johnston as its managing director of Levinson Asia Pacific.  Johnston has advised foreign heads of state, state premiers, cabinet Ministers, and mayoral representatives on numerous complex and multi-disciplinary projects.  He is also the former CEO for the largest Special Economic Zone in Abu Dhabi.

“Norm is an exceptional strategic and business development executive who has a proven track record,” said Levinson and Co. CEO Dr. Gerry Kraines.  “He is very focused on partnering with other institutions and forming long-term relationships with customers to ensure strong and lasting results.”

Johnston will help lead joint ventures with the Australian Business Chamber – the most prestigious chamber in Australia – along with the New South Wales and Queensland head offices.  Levinson and Co. will work with the top 200 companies in Australia, bringing its unique leadership and consulting services to help these companies develop new strategies.

“For the first time, Australia has the opportunity to work with an outstanding educational faculty that has true business acumen,” said Johnston.  “With my background and knowledge, what Gerry has been able to do is get someone with applied leadership and management over many years, both in Australia and overseas.  That familiarity with the market will prove a great association as we bring Levinson and Co. to the Asia Pacific market.”

Levinson and Co. is in the final stages of negotiating a joint venture with Temasek, a government-owned $200-billion asset management firm based in Singapore, and is holding several leadership seminars with the company.  The two companies will also be work together to bring the principles of Levinson and Co. to the Chinese market.  There are also plans to expand into Europe within the next year.

 “We began as a company that was involved in leadership development, both training and assessment and coaching,” said Dr. Kraines.  “For the past 20 years we have been involved in leadership system development – in terms of transforming organizations by effectively leveraging their assets and people.  Now we are bringing that system to the rest of the world.”

 

ABOUT LEVINSON AND CO.

 

Harvard Business School Professor Harry Levinson, Ph.D., the groundbreaking management psychologist who pioneered the study of the psychological aspects of management in the workplace, founded The Levinson Institute in 1968.  Dr. Levinson developed practical, real-world approaches to leadership through a variety of widely acclaimed executive seminars and programs.  Dr. Gerry Kraines became CEO of The Levinson Institute in 1990.  As a physician, psychiatrist, and public health scientist, he has developed a widely acclaimed approach that helps develop healthy business organizations and strong managers and leaders.  With a focus on seminars, consulting, and the implementation of our technology product, SONARIO® software, The Levinson Institute is now Levinson and Co.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

Contact Cynsie Kraines

LEVINSON AND CO.’S BREAKTHROUGH, STRATEGIC HR SOFTWARE PROGRAM, SONARIO®, BECOMES AVAILABLE TO ALL

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JAFFREY, NEW HAMPSHIRE
JUNE 1, 2013

 

The SONARIO® software system, a revolutionary software tool that helps executives and managers more effectively lead their organizations, will soon be available to all consultants through a new membership program.  Levinson and Co., creator of the SONARIO® software system, has also announced that the system will be available via web access, enabling consultants to work with clients around the world.

“There has been such interest in Strategic Organization and consultation and such positive response to the SONARIO® system to support consultancy, Levinson and Co. wanted to make SONARIO® available to all consultants,” said CEO Dr. Gerry Kraines.  “Clients also rely on the SONARIO® system for its continued accountability leadership endeavors.”

SONARIO® is the most advanced organizational-and-talent-assessment-and-development software available.  SONARIO® software helps executives and managers more effectively lead their organizations with intuitive, graphically oriented software tools that:

  • Align their organizations with their strategy;
  • Assess and design organizational structures and processes;
  • Define and clarify accountabilities for each role;
  • Assess and develop talent, with respect to potential, effectiveness, and capabilities;
  • Deploy talent optimally; and
  • Plan for succession, future staffing, retirement, and strategic recruitment.

This breakthrough software will be available to all consultants at the SONARIO® website.  For an annual fee, consultants become members of the SONARIO.com program, providing them instant access to the software for use with clients.  Consultants use the software to help their clients align strategies, assess and develop talent, and provide long-term succession planning.  Consultants can then license the software to the client for continued use.  Organizations that use the SONARIO® software rely on it to help develop succession plans and career development twenty years into the future.

“This is a way of making more accessible to the world – both companies and consultants – a strategic organization platform that will greatly simplify comprehensive strategic organization transformation,” said Dr. Kraines.  “There is simply nothing like it.”

SONARIO® supports the deployment of Strategic Organization principles and practices in a wide range of organizations.  These scientifically proven methodologies—developed and tested in both the public and private sectors for more than 50 years—have helped to design and implement strategically aligned business organizations that consistently deliver at full potential.

 

ABOUT LEVINSON AND CO.

 

Levinson and Co. was founded as The Levinson Institute in 1968 by Harvard Business School professor Harry Levinson, Ph.D., the groundbreaking management psychologist who pioneered the study of the psychological aspects of management in the workplace.  Dr. Levinson developed practical, real-world approaches to leadership through a variety of widely acclaimed executive seminars and programs.  Dr. Gerry Kraines became CEO of The Levinson Institute in 1990, developing an approach that keeps organizations healthy and develops strong leaders and managers.  With a focus on seminars, consulting and the implementation of the SONARIO® software, The Levinson Institute is now Levinson and Co. – a global partnership of senior consultants and educators with centers and public seminars in North and South America, Asia, Australia, and Europe. 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

Contact Gerry Kraines