Co-Creation in Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges & the Road to Commitment

Theory U features concepts intended to help leaders and managers in the public and private sector break through unproductive patterns of behavior. This includes not listening to their staff and clients’ and producing ineffective patterns of decision making. Otto Sharmer’s diagrams and practices include accessible illustration on paths in listening, for example, reinforced through the book, as a key focus on the left side of the U:

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.

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

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 focusing on MEMBERSHIP – the first of a three part series on groups & teams.