Author Archives: crosbyod
Crosby Style OD
I recently wrote this to colleagues in a professional OD group: Crosby Style OD develops individuals, groups, and organizations mostly through group processes that engage the people who are dealing with problems in generating and implementing their own solutions. Kurt … Continue reading
Four Key Ingredients for Engagement and Results
The first post in Chris Crosby’s new blog! http://www.chrispcrosby.com/blog/four-key-ingredients-for-engagement-and-results
Micro-Invalidation & Micro-Aggression: Walking the Line Between Awareness and Dogmatism/Group Think
Summary: Until all human beings are consistently treated with equal respect, concepts such as micro-invalidation are needed. However, applied loosely and then defended, such concepts can also have an unintended chilling effect on cross-cultural dialogue. I’ve been part of an … Continue reading
Where lies the issue? The individual or the system?
I was recently queried about how to address poor performance by a front line supervisor. Here is my response: Agreed, the issue may lie with the supervisor. In my experience, however, many leap to that, because they don’t know where … Continue reading
Why Does Your Business Exist?
I was recently asked that on a social media site. Here is my answer: My business exists partially in honor of my grandfather, who was an hourly worker on the railroad in Pittsburgh. My father, who founded Crosby & Associates, … Continue reading
HeQ, SheQ, and the Three Bears
Once upon a time twin babies were born. Because the babies had a full range of feelings, from happy to sad, mad, afraid and every nuance in between, and because the twins showed what they were feeling without hesitation, the … Continue reading
Are Leaders Born or Bred
Reprinted from the May 3 2018 Zimbabwe Financial Times HR PERSPECTIVE: Are leaders born or bred? MEMORY Nguwi (MN) caught up with one of the leading Organisation Development Experts from the USA and explored what makes a leader. Gilmore Crosby … Continue reading
How Not to Implement Change
Take a hands off approach. Keep your distance. Don’t explain the “why” of the change. Handle “resistance,” by putting people through training so they will “embrace change” (“Who Moved My Cheese” being a prime example). “Hold people accountable to embrace … Continue reading
The Limitations of Traditional Leadership Programs
The most recent book by Organization Development (OD) master practitioner Gilmore Crosby, entitled Leadership Can Be Learned: Clarity, Connection, and Results, describes how leaders can be more effective in their interpersonal, group, and large-system interactions. During a recent conversation about his book, … Continue reading
Leadership Can Be Learned Video
Join the author as he describes his second book!