Archive for the ‘Facilitation’ Category

Updated: Change Management Resources collaborative site – no hype, vetted resources

February 2011 Update: We are in the early phases of a new collaborative website about everything change management, without hype, nothing to sell, and lots to share. It’s a portal and treasury that isn’t just about one company’s or one thought leader’s point of view. It is also a celebration of the legacy of Kathie Dannemiller. Take a look at some of the tools and contact us to let us what you think and what “Quickstart” resources would be useful to you. We are also on twitter: @ChangeTools


Choosing a Consultant

Consultants are strategy and a strategy. This post reminded me it was time to integrate as Reveln social media, org. dev. consulting, & leader coaching integrate further via the next generation Reveln website launched May 2010. For example, this post is from my mini-blog Posterous site – the framework will be joined by a promised post on performance & participative organizations supporting strategic agility, my last regular Wordpress entry. My very current list of mini-blogs is at the end of this entry including Reveln Consulting with over 13,000 site views as of April-May, 2010. Posterous is a happening mini-blog service. I’m glad to demonstrate how beautifully it works on the upgraded Reveln website. Thanks Mat Piccinato & Ross Johnson for the website support!


Goals: The Finish Line & Beyond

Are your goals strategic? This is the third of three posts in the MCG series focused on the goal stage, after “membership” and “control.” At this stage, teams are fully fit and ready to act, if there is a commonly understood goal and a plan to achieve it. As some leaders struggle in defining clear and strategic goals, tools and approaches are offered.


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.


Growing Team Performance in Membership, Control to Reach Goal, MCG

“A good leader inspires people to have confidence in their leader. A great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.” ~ Anonymous   As teams change, status and role questions arise.  Roles shift, people leave for various reasons, e.g. the group churns.  This post is about how groups and teams FORM and SHIFT, today […]


Voice of the Tribe & Community

Two UM examples of Tribes and Community are cited, while referencing higher education culture and the new book, Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization.


Competency Work–Top Down, Bottom Up, & Middle in Higher Education?

Competency programs and models seem to be picking up speed in higher education – which may be connected with the impact of social media and the career development aspects of competencies.

“My current thinking on competency models is to consider them more as an ‘intermediate stage’ in the evolution (of capability building efforts) rather than as the final stage.” — Prasad Kurian’s blog post, and Alltop HR blog on HR, OD and Personal Effectiveness


Hiring a Facilitator, Does it “Make Easy?”

Considerations in hiring a facilitator: the benefits of having someone assist you. Choices of facilitation approaches include “pair of hands,” “collaborator” and “expert.” These approaches also apply to consulting. Collaboration is the process consultation approach used most often by Reveln Consulting, assisted by highly experienced facilitation techniques and tools. (See the clients and tools page.) For other approaches, ask Deb about her consulting network of colleagues.