Here are the tools, Slideshares, downloads and resources that clients and I have found useful. Categories include:
Partnerships and Teams
Change, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Leadership Coaching – How to Select a Coach
Libraries and Other Tools
Partnerships & Teams:
Change, Entrepreneurship and Innovation:
See the full blog post with resources here: Think like an Entrepreneur: Be Anti-Fragile No Matter Where You Work from the recent American Business Women’s Association presentation in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Compare and contrast changes in training and learning for leaders via the handout, 21st Learning is Developmental and Dynamic, here.
A sample of Associate Professor Sara Saravathy’s work on entrepreneurship and effectuation is here.
- Change and Transition: William Bridges Transitions Overview, REVELN
- Checklist, Neutral Zone, Bridges, VUCA (Agile Learning / VUCA – Bob Johansen)
- Below is Deb’s interview with Daryl Connor, well-known Change Management author and consultant
- 2 Change models: Resistance to change and & Managing Complex Change
- Path Diagram for Individual Change Process & Transition by J. Fisher
- Pinterest page on Systems Thinking is here
- Deb’s Change Management Resources collection is here.
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- 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.
Leadership Coaching – How to Select a Coach:
for Business, Higher Education Faculty Leaders and Non-Profit Executives
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.
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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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- Visit The Social Media Learning Lab on this site.
- Review the handout: 3 Crucial Elements to Turn Social into Business LCR (.pdf)
- See the curated ScoopIt newsletter, Social Media Learning Lab
- Join our LinkedIn Social Media Learning Lab OPEN group
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Deb’s coaching services page is here. (Executive, leader, team, transition, change, careers)
Understanding Extroversion and Introversion (downloadable 1 page tool)
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.)
STEEP [Social, Technological, Economic, Ecological, Political (legislative)] and SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats) are two methods of doing macro and micro environmental scans useful for planning and preparedness. STEEP is further described well here. SWOT is described 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 REVELN 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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