August 22 , 2021 /

A DIFFERENT 12 STEP PROGRAM

“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” Here are twelve lessons I learned in working with people designing and implementing change. These lessons apply to individuals, to teams and to organizations. 

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July 28 , 2021 /

COACHING

This is a revised post from March of 2017. It has little to do with athletics except as a reference.  It was written around the time of March Madness, the college basketball playoffs for determining an NCAA college championship.  You have to smile at some of the terms – sweet sixteen, elite eight and final

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May 24 , 2021 /

ABOVE MY PAY GRADE

Putting something together when you have the right tools and skills but can’t see what you’re doing is a challenge. While I was finishing a job one mornng recently, I started thinking.   “ Whoa, you can stop right there,” I told myself.  “If you start thinking about something such as the implications of the job

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May 21 , 2021 /

PAYING ATTENTION

With gratitude to Peter Senge, who talks often about decentralizing the role of leadership in order to enhance the capacity of all people to work toward healthier human systems, I offer these observations, insights and experiences. As leaders, we are acutely aware of trying to meet the needs of multiple constituencies – directors, associates, colleagues,

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May 17 , 2021 /

UPDATES DOWNLOADS UPDATED

How often do you get a notice that a piece of software or an application needs to be “updated” and “downloaded” to be sure that you have the latest and greatest whatever?   It seems to me that it’s a weekly task like filling the gas tank or going to the grocery.  It cleans up the

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April 2 , 2021 /

RE

We have recently been inundated with words like reinvent, reimagine, reform, redesign all with good intentions. The prefix re-, which means “back” or “again,” appears in hundreds of English vocabulary words, for example: reject, regenerate, and revert. The prefix re, when it is a prefix- means “back” via the word return, or turn “back;” to

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