Here are the tools, downloads and resources that clients and I have found useful.
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Performance & Teams:
- Handout: From Chaos to Creative- Performance Development in a VUCA World (Includes references for transitioning from industrial age performance management practices.)
- The Membership, Control, Goal (MCG) model - to help teams develop, is available here.
- The teamwork Control & Leadership model (relevant to the MCG model above) is here
- The Belbin® Team Roles framework is here to clarify team contributions, needs. (Note: Belbin roles are a starting point, not an ending point for team roles.)
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- RFPs & Price can be Silly in Choosing the Best Consultant or Facilitator for the Job (includes downloadable decision reference) New site for additional tools, 2013-14
- Strategic Action: Find your way forward through multiple perspectives with Preferred Futuring (.pdf download) including Current Situation: What’s Working, What’s Not!
- The classic (1 page version) 7S Organization Effectiveness Model or McKinsey 7-S by Tom Peters and Robert Waterman ~ A Diagnostic Model for Organizational Effectiveness. Also see Marvin Weisbord’s model.
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- The video below helps explain the power of coaching. My specialty is infused with 20 years of in-depth practical, intrapreneurial experience based in organization development (OD) change practices in large, complex, decentralized and centralized organizations.
- Find out more about selecting a coach here via this article based on a BlogTalk Radio interview with Terry Wisner, BlogTalk radio host. The full interview is below.
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- In the interview, I covered the the three “Cs” of coaching, also referred to as 3 core competencies of coaching. These are the coach having the ability to:
- Connect with his or her person being coached
- Clarify (produce clarity) for the coaching client according to HIS or HER definition, intention – NOT the coaches version
- Commit to an action that produce results in line with the client’s overall coaching goals and desired outcomes.
- I’m also social and digital media savvy via work with the Social Media Learning Lab since 2011, which has been very helpful to my coaching clients.
- Want to find out more about my confidential coaching work with you or someone in your organization? There’s a handy calendar scheduler on my CONTACT page here.
- Skip to the .42 second mark to see graduating MSW students apply change models to existing projects. (University of Michigan)
- Change and Transition: William Bridges Transitions Overview, REVELN
- Checklist, Neutral Zone, Bridges, VUCA (Agile Learning / VUCA – Bob Johansen)
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- Deb’s Change Management Resources collection is here.
Groups, Retreats & Preferred Futuring & Open Space:
- Handout What is Open Space Technology? ICF Michigan from the OST afternoon, 2 hours, with professional coaches at the ICF Michigan Annual Forum, October 17th, 2013, focusing on business building, quotes included.
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Tools Mix and Match General List:
- Here are 2 Change models: D x V x F > Resistance to change and Managing Complex Change to assess what’s missing in your change/communication planning.
- The MCG team development model - Membership, Control, Goal - why some groups are able to produce a good-to-great results and why others don’t => is available here (Powerpoint doc.) The full article (2 pages) explaining how MCG works is here.
- Preferred Futuring - A robust, flexible process for planning. Integrates well with many aspects of strategy development and visioning. 1 page overview is here (Word doc.)
- SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats) described quite well here. Though Preferred Futuring incorporates SWOT elements (featuring a different approach using Environmental Scanning), SWOT is effective for general planning for many groups.
- A sample Retreat Planning process - with a focus on creating a strategic direction (plan) is here Retreat sample flowchart (pdf)
- Meeting Agendas - PAL & PACT using the structure for meetings: PAL – Purpose, Agenda, Limit and PACT – Purpose, Agenda, Critique, Time
- People and Task - Too many meetings and projects are long on task, and short on people elements. Adding a simple “Welcome!” and “Hi, How are you?” with a sincerely managed, brief check-in on how people are doing and if there are pressing issues can help greatly with the task/people balance for both meetings and with entire projects.
- Ladder of Inference - A good theoretical model that helps capture the invisible in communication, available here. Practically, when communicating, inferences and beliefs are referenced in a nanosecond, with implications that impact communication for days, weeks, years.
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