Glenn works as a writer and editor on business ethics, human resources (HR) management, and training and development. He lives in Sydney, Australia, although he spent a good part of his adult life in the hills on the far north coast of New South Wales. He went there looking for an alternative community but became part of the local community as a school teacher, a manager of organisations in the not-for-profit sector, an adult educator and a researcher on community development.
After some difficult experiences with management committees he went to university and obtained a business degree, expecting to get a job in HR. Instead, he got a job back in Sydney writing about HR, and he did that for eight years before going out on his own as a writer, editor and consultant. He set up Ethics and Values in Business as a vehicle for sharing the perspectives he has developed on ethics in organisational life.
Glenn articulated his ideas on ethics in a book, Human Values and Ethics in the Workplace, in 2007. It was the third book he’d written, as he had written two local history books when he lived on the far north coast. The ethics book showed how people’s behaviour, and their views on ethics, are explained by the values they hold, and it offered guidance on how to live, work and lead ethically.
Glenn’s plan was to follow up with a shorter, “handbook” version of the ethics book. But then he was challenged to take part in National Novel Writing Month (Nano Wrimo) in November 2009 and ended up writing a novel instead, The Ten Thousand Things. It told the story of one of his experiences with a community organisation.
Glenn ended up publishing his books himself, as G.P. Martin Publishing. He has found that there are more stories to be told that illuminate the issues of ethics and leadership. In November 2010 he wrote another novel, Sustenance.