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Servant Leadership and Adaptive Challenges

In previous blog posts, I explored the relationship between servant leadership and systemic thinking, I also looked at how servant leadership relates to the concept of [[the triple bottom line. In this post I explore the relationship between servant leadership … Continue reading

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Collaboration

Collaboration, synonymous with teamwork, requires the bonding of personalities, ideas, ways of being, and doing. Collaboration to some is analogous to alloying metals. In this view, steel, an alloy combing iron and carbon, enhance the constructive properties of metal just … Continue reading

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References

These references are part of  The Anatomy of Collaboration References Beck, D. E., & Cowan, C. (1996). Spiral dynamics: Mastering values, leadership and change. Malde, MA: Wiley-Blackwell (August 8, 2005). Block, P. (2008). Community : The structure of belonging (Kindle … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of Collaboration

As an Organizational Development (OD) Practitioner collaboration is a large component of my work. An individual must, at some level engage, in collaboration when working with, for, or around an organization. Trist, Bamforth, Rice and colleagues at the Tavastock institute … Continue reading

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Servant Leadership and Systemic Thinking

In a previous blog post, I discussed the relationship between the triple bottom line and servant leadership as it is described in Peter Block’s (1996) Stewardship and Robert Greenleaf’s (2002) Servant Leadership: A Journey.  In this blog post, I will … Continue reading

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Servant Leadership and the Triple Bottom Line

In this blog post I look at servant leadership and explore how servant leadership as described in Peter Block’s (1996) Stewardship and Robert Greenleaf’s (2002) Servant Leadership: A Journey fits with the concept of the triple bottom line. First, I … Continue reading

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Snowboard endeavors

As I was snowboarding the Nisqually Chutes Thursday I figured I would down a list of snowboard endeavors. Summit Adams Ski Summit Adams SW Chutes on Adams Summit Rainier Ski Summit Rainier Summit Baker (skied from pumice ridge) Ski Summit … Continue reading

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Ladder of Inference

My process involves giving people data, creating meaningful conversations and experience, questioning assumptions, and talking about the conclusions people are drawing based on the ladder of inference. When working through the ladder people cycle and revisit the mental models they … Continue reading

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Trust Triangle

If your organization is lacking trust then leadership, group initiative and creativity suffer. Provide an environment to develop trust through straight talk, listening and making commitments. Some people ask “What is Strait Talk?” Strait talk is a balance of respect … Continue reading

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The Promise Of The Future

This is an excerpt from an email forwarded to me from my wonderful girlfriend Katie from her friend since childhood, Laura.  This is exactly what  I needed after a few days of tough reflection and projection. I hope it falls … Continue reading

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