Category Archives: Leadership

The Art of Powerful Questions

After all my work, it still come back to the powerful questions. Leaders who ask powerful questions foster breakthrough thinking. What would it look like, for leaders in your organization, to foster breakthrough thinking? Who Question Outcome Watson and Crick … Continue reading

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What Leaders need to know about themselves?

Self awareness was sited as the most significant capacity for developing leaders. With that in mind, should you go to psychotherapy? Should you read psychology and self-help books? Should you join a covenant group? Sure, that would help but that … Continue reading

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Leading High Performing Teams

“60% of executives listed lack of collaboration as one of their top leadership challenges.” American Management Association The high performing team surpasses the benefits associated with collaboration.  This article will touch upon… What is a high performing team? What are … Continue reading

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What is the facilitator cooking?

The other day, my cousin called me on Skype, she talked about her new job as a pastry chef in some upper-scale bakery in Vancouver, BC. Because her training was more focused on cooking, it was initially hard for her … Continue reading

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What are the possibilities for your department, company, or community?

We offer business development to utilize the resources at your control to create a vibrant, profitable future. The process starts by communicating what matters most; vision, mission and goals. What is the vision for your… team? company? meetings? strategic plan? … Continue reading

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Leadership

The traditional leader in the American culture is at the top of the hierarchical structure. (Stewart & Bennett, 1991) This limits the leadership opportunities to only a select few individuals.   Swartz (2002) and Block (2008) question the consequences  the traditional … Continue reading

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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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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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