After a highly successful 35-year career culminating as the primary leader in one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies, Lloyd shifted gears in 2009 to pursue his passion for writing.
Enrolled in the Creative Writing Certificate Program at the University of Toronto, Lloyd has completed two courses to date: Screenwriting II and Writing a Best Selling Novel. Lloyd uses the pseudonym Liam Muir for all of his fictional writing projects and his first novel, The Consultant, will be published in late 2013.
Lloyd's keen interest in spirituality, study of applied psychophysiology and neuroscience, in addition to his experience as an executive and leader provides the basis for an insightful and unique take on organizations. His first publication, Oceans Beyond: In Search of the Enlightened Organization, a book on organizational change, received a Five Star Review from Clarion. Critical Condition, Rx for Organizational Health is in the final stage of editing and is slated for release in early 2014.
A native of the west coast, Lloyd grew up in Vancouver, B.C., and during his construction career was involved in many of the prominent buildings that sculpt the downtown skyline including the 2010 Olympic Village. Lloyd lives in Kelowna, B.C. with his wife and Portuguese Water Dog, Chico.
The Consultant by Liam Muir
The Consultant, a Scottish mob thriller, follows the misadventures of charming but naïve accountant Ian McLeod as he gets caught up in a murder conspiracy orchestrated by the Glaswegian mafia. Duped into being in the wrong place at the wrong time, MacLeod is falsely accused of murder and though he uses his smarts in an attempt to twist the situation to his advantage, he ends up over his head.
While Scotland Yard investigates the murders, MacLeod is implicated, bewildering his love interest Scotland Yard profiler Kyla Fraser. Kyla refuses to believe that MacLeod is guilty and in spite of the risks to her career and in the face of mounting circumstantial evidence against him, she works behind the scenes in an attempt to solve the murders to exonerate the man she loves.
This action packed thriller takes the reader on a cloak and dagger adventure across Great Britain in a classic ‘wronged man’ tale of good against evil, romance and intrigue.
Ian MacLeod is The Consultant.
Oceans Beyond: In Search of The Enlightened Organization
Oceans Beyond is the introductory book in the 'Neurodynamics of Change Series' that will include Tosoff's upcoming book Critical Condition. It awakens the reader to the dissonant and chaotic dynamics of interpersonal relationships in the workplace that so often go unquestioned and therefore are accepted as simply being part of organizational life. The centerpiece of the book—20 fictional narratives—provides an insightful and believable portal into the many destructive scenarios that we have all either heard about, witnessed or experienced directly.
In addition to the attention-grabbing vignettes, there are several chapters that explore social engagement, how unconscious patterns compel our behavior, a brief overview of the brain and nervous system, as well as a section that provides a number of notions that may be helpful in beginning the journey out of dysfunction and into greater awareness of its causation.
This entertaining and informative work is an exploration of not of what defines a progressive organization, but rather is an exposé of the kind of behavior that points to the need for change.
Critical Condition, Rx for Organizational Health
Within the context of the Occupy Movement lies a metaphor for a deeply engrained division within our society. The movement’s underlying significance may have embodied the long and deeply engrained struggle against oppression that echoes back to the beginnings of social history. Both oppression and the willingness to accept it emerge from the primal instinctive fear of loss. The dynamic symbolized by the 1 and the 99 is a condition that pervades our society and the foundation of our economic system—organizations.
In addition to providing a blueprint for building a high order people culture, Critical Condition seeks to explain organizational behavior through the role of the brain's procedural learning and social engagement systems.
The sum total of ideas within this work equips CEO’s, change consultants and business leaders with the opportunity to understand the socioemotional dynamics within their people cultures to build stronger, socially engaged and high performance organizations.
Coming in early 2014