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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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Do you have an Immunity to Change?

While individuals and organizations might be committed to a certain change, what is preventing them from changing is their competing commitment(s.) Our Immunity Mapping guide will assist you in identify your competing commitments, dig deeper and find the underlying assumptions … Continue reading

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5 Steps to More Productive Meetings … The Ground Rules

Every group has implied ground rules. Ask people about the “way they do business around here.” Often these  loosely developed habits have a tendency to create mundane, ineffective meetings that do not achieve their goals. How do I know this?  … Continue reading

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Youth and the Economy

We are having a conversation about Youth and the Economy at Philosophically Speaking Toastmaster.  The conversation revolves around . . . What? http://www.everydaycitizen.com/2009/05/economy_source_of_fear_and_anx.html http://www.unyouth.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=97&Itemid=75 http://www.clasp.org/admin/site/publications/files/0437.pdf Where? 6:30 pm, February 1st. Martha Lake Fire Station #21 16819-13th Ave West, Lynnwood, WA, … 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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Lessons from the Birthday Tour

This blog entry was first published on the luxury real estate blog May 8th 2008. This weekend I went snowboarding. I know most of you who are reading this will say “Snowboarding? It’s May. Ski season was over months ago.” … Continue reading

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