January 10 , 2020 /

BUILD

Carla Silver, a friend and colleague, Executive Director of Leadership and Design, (www.leadershipanddesign.org) chose her #OneWord2020 and it is BUILD. While it may not come as a great surprise to those who know Carla and her team’s work at L+D, that word BUILD connected with my #OneWord2020 TIME in ways I had not imagined. One

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January 1 , 2020 /

TO BE DETERMINED

Arriving at the beginning of a new day, a new year and a new decade, “to be determined” seems to sum up any one of these points in time rather well. Those words can describe what is yet to be discovered, uncovered and experienced and/or an attitude of strong purpose and resolve. The double entendre

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December 27 , 2019 /

WORD FOR 2020

Spent time searching for my word for 2020 and wrote a blog about a conscious search: garygruber.com/searching-for-a-word Thought about other possibilities including words from the dimension of faith – hope, belief, and one with special appeal, grace. Considered what I believe we need more of for 2020: unity, empathy, collaboration. After days, three weeks of

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December 18 , 2019 /

WINTER SOLSTICE 2019

On Saturday, December 21, 2019, at 9:19 PM MST the sun  will reach its southernmost point before starting back on its northward trek toward Spring. That’s how it appears.  That’s for all of us in the northern hemisphere.  You can calculate your own time accordingly. It has more to do with the tilt of the

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December 6 , 2019 /

SEARCHING FOR A WORD

My word for 2019 was BETTER and yes, it was.  I made a commitment to honor the words of Maya Angelou about being and doing better. She said, “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”    About halfway through the year, I wrote a blog on

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November 30 , 2019 /

TIME FOR A CHANGE?

“The nature of change itself seemed to have changed in recent years. It was becoming obvious: we need to think and act differently.”   Janet Ford & Rick Walters, “Managing Dynamic Change” As I conclude another decade of working with people and organizations in designing and implementing change, here are twelve lessons learned and suggestions for

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