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There’s No Such Thing as Leadership? Pull, Influence and “Open Space” vs. Power

How many times has the question been asked, “What is management vs. what is leadership?”   This question, which is actually about power and influence, seems as if it may never die.  A web search on the difference between the two delivers 176 million results. __________________ A web search on “what is management vs. leadership” […]


Open Space on Speed: Social Business with the Coaches, Results! Video

We had 10 minutes, and it was plenty to grab ahold of Social Media concepts for business.  Using the theme of abundance, these professional coaches made it easy, using a new (to them) format of “Open Space Technology.”  I was the facilitator of a session named:  SOCIAL BUSINESS FOR CONNECTION, LIVELIHOOD and FUN  for the […]


Change Management, Daryl Conner, and Open Space Agility ~ ACMP (Updated)

We’ve been talking to some terrific change management consultants and leaders over the last few months. We’ve being doing Skype video interviews. And now, we’re talking with Daryl Conner keynoter at the Association for Change Management Conference 2011 in May. Just in time: ChangeManagementResources.com is getting Skype video interviews.


5 Strategies to Lead Change Using Liberating Structures

Featured: Five key concepts and supporting research and tools will help you lead through adaptive change in a VUCA world, one that is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous, as presented in Mexico City for CPA firm leaders at the Russell Bedford International conference, yet applicable for any leader.   It’s been a year full of volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, or […]


4 Leadership Lessons from Horse-Guided Coaching

What can a 1200 pound horse teach you about leadership? In 2010, I found out as Cherokee walked up and chose me in an experience that has forever changed the way I relate to both people and animals in my professional and personal work as a coach and consultant. The photos below reflect my early […]


6 Choices for High Performance Teams, Groups and Psuedo-Teams: Achievement Is How You Say It!

Looking for high performance in your organization?  Then take a good look at teams vs. groups. Kenneth P. De Meuse, of the Korn/Ferry Institute cites how work teams appear to be gaining in strength as jobs get bigger, organizational structures get more complex, and more and more companies become multi-national in scope (Naquin & Tynan, 2003). The VUCA […]


Creator, Challenger, Coach through Change: Getting out of the Drama

Being creative can be tough when bad news abounds.  Yet taking the creative, challenging coach role through turbulence is a hero’s journey that matters greatly as we recover and build anew. What does it mean to be a Trusted Change Advisor in today’s turbulent times? My colleague, Liz Guthridge, wrote a helpful post about the […]


Deb’s Recent Speaking Events

5 Keys to Sustaining Engagement in Social Media Integrated Healthcare Deb served as the social media panelist representative at the Fall, 2015 Midwest Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, ACHE, in Sandusky, Ohio.   The original title:  Leaders and Best: 5 Keys to Sustaining Engagement in #SocialMedia Integrated #Healthcare   Excerpted: Suus non ut Difficile.  (Mayo Clinic […]


Deb’s Upcoming Speaking Events

21st Century Leadership, Mexico City Deb will be presenting and as well as facilitating an Open Space Technology session on CPA firm leadership in a changing world at the 33rd annual  Russell Bedford International conference, with an international accounting consultancy consortium, in Mexico City, October 2016. Deb’s plenary session will focus on CPA leadership and adaptive change. Here’s […]


Clients

 Current and Recent Clients University of Michigan, Student Life Michigan State University, Information Technology Services (with Ideas for Action, LLC) Wayne State University, Occupational Therapy program (with Ideas for Action, LLC) Wayne State University, Physical Therapy program (also with IFA) Trinity Lutheran Church, Ann Arbor Duo Security, Ann Arbor University of Michigan Museum of Art  (see […]