Consensus is but one of six types of decision making. It is a worthy goal WHEN you have the time and ability to reach true consensus where each member can bring perspective, creativity and insights not available or understood by an individual acting alone. This, along with other benefits, make consensus a default choice forContinue reading “Six Choices when Making Group Decisions”
Category Archives: Communities
Less Ghosting, More Commitment, the Covid-era Staffing Challenge
Working through layers can help today’s Covid-era organizations adapt to change resulting in less ghosting, more commitment.
5 Strategies to Lead Change Using Liberating Structures, DPPE
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.
One Overlooked Element that Can Stop or Supercharge Any Project, DPPE
Leaders know that good data is essential to good decisions. But what data? Finding the right data, at the right time, from the right sources is critical. Data is the first of four elements from a simple acronym DPPE that stands for Data, Purpose, Plan, Evaluate. DPPE is an easy way to describe and categorize project phases asContinue reading “One Overlooked Element that Can Stop or Supercharge Any Project, DPPE”
3 Things That Cause Ethical Breakdowns in Workplace Culture: Timing a Reminder is Everything
Tensions among senior staff in universities seem to be making the news on a regular basis. Examples include leader strife at Rutgers (blame), Penn State (cascade failure to deal with a crime) and University of Virginia (abrupt leadership goings and comings.)
Business Entrepreneur Storytelling at Entre-Slam with Deb
Entre-Slam is an entrepreneurial story telling competition held in Ann Arbor. Storytelling is powerful – and is a key leadership tool. Telling my story was also a great way to illustrate storytelling as important to change and communicating complex ideas, including my history in organization development (OD). Explaining OD to the uninitiated is like describingContinue reading “Business Entrepreneur Storytelling at Entre-Slam with Deb”
Messing up a Change Implementation with Someone Else’s Learning Culture?
Netflix culture and their lack of need for leadership development is SO attractive, like the siren song of Greek myth. It creates great press for Netflix, yet it is so un-duplicatable without the right staffing & culture values mix. Once again, culture trumps strategy every time. Helping culture to shift using smart, agile strategyContinue reading “Messing up a Change Implementation with Someone Else’s Learning Culture?”
Change, Innovators, Creativity and Community, Will it Blend?
As the technology age moves us along, innovation has been heralded as one of the few growth spaces left, and the power of community, think social media, is the other. Do they blend? Does creativity have a place in how this can happen? Enter change. It is important to keep change leadership andContinue reading “Change, Innovators, Creativity and Community, Will it Blend?”
Joining Social Media Ecosystems, Learning the Ropes
Happy Social Media Day! It’s a great day to share learning about on-line communities. Pam covers the opportunities and challenges you may encounter in finding a good fit and taking right action in find the right relationships on-line, as well as the a social media culture & style that works for you.
Control Issues in Teams: How Do You Take Charge?
People don’t resist changes, they resist being controlled… The second of of the MCG series in helping leaders and teams develop skill in order to meet changing goals. Also includes “change AND die,” the Leadership Control model, and “resistance is a resource” references.