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Union / Management collaboration: What Creates Healthy, Fit Organizations Today?

What makes for a healthy, “anti-fragile” (adaptable, responsive) organization today?   These slides from my recent presentation to the Michigan Management Labor Association’s (MMLA) presentation on Wellness –A Healthy Engagement: Organizational and Personal Fitness provide insights on tools to help.  Wellness –A Healthy Engagement: Organizational and Personal Fitness from Deb Nystrom “The best way to predict […]


Seven Ways New NonProfit Leaders Succeed the First Year on the Job

Leadership skill is built upon skilled listening, including listening to yourself for health and wellness.  Busy leaders know intellectually that taking care of yourself is how you are best able to take care of others.  The challenge, in this part three of our series, continues to be putting this principle into disciplined, regular practice.  Leadership coaching, as my clients have told me, has […]


Think like an Entrepreneur: Be AntiFragile No Matter Where You Work

How do you  FRAME an approach to entrepreneurial change that helps you adapt to a business climate that continues to evolve? I asked those attending the session, how many of you are still in your same profession, for more than ten years or so?  Two raised their hands.  Their professions were cosmetology and nursing.  Though there […]


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 […]


Curation 2012-13: Filter Bubble Junk Food or Scan Savvy, Mosaic Knowledge Tool?

Blogging, reading possibly squishy revisionist history in digital books on Amazon, now curation?   Reading and knowing what to scan and read will continue to evolve in our fast changing world.  This post is about the basics, issues connected with, and possible future of curation. Passion and a particular niched view of the world, attracts followers who […]


A Two Step, Two Video Dance towards Loose – Tight Change & Innovation Leadership

If there is one thing that is buzzing in leadership circles in social media, it is that building an innovative, agile culture is key to remaining viable, surviving disruptive change, and thriving. Consider Loose – Tight leadership by rightsizing your grip. (Update:  Link to an Innovation news preview is below) Grip the steering wheel too […]


We’re in a Bubble – It’s Higher Education

Higher education, generally not known for high creativity and agile strategy, could use a bit of rethinking, based on this excerpt below. Awhile back, I asked a young friend, Scott to write a guest blog post for Reveln entitled Right Sizing Your Education Options. It was based on learning of his inventive, innovative approach to reducing a high cost for his post-secondary education. Also note, Scott is gainfully employed.


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Data-driven People Energy for Agile, Adaptable Change and High Performance: How can things be better?   Prepare for challenging or pivotal meetings or retreats, so you can fully participate Involve your organization’s members fully to revise  or drop business processes that are not delivering results Work through challenging team problems to build better productivity Examine work practices […]


Revelation, Leadership Integrity at All Levels

Power, pride, status. How about integrity? Status can be a distraction, an illusion. This post features a list of the signs of organization leadership that form spine and integrity, as I’ve observed over the years, with live links to the top leadership blogs up for