Category Archives: Culture Change
Gilmore Crosby on Lewin’s Situational Model of Leadership published in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science!
We’re pleased to announce yet another cutting edge publication, this in the prestigious JABS! Gilmore Crosby has translated Lewin’s writings into a visual model and into a new understanding important and applicable to any leader. Here is the visual: Read … Continue reading
Lewin on Racism: The Methods Exist, The Will is Required
The tools exist to greatly decrease racism in the United States. The time has come to use them. Social Scientist Kurt Lewin (1890-1947) demonstrated that “incorrect stereotypes” (prejudices) are functionally equivalent to wrong concepts (theories),” and could be changed through … Continue reading
From Conflict to Collaboration – A true T-group story
Be the change you wish to see in the world. —Mahatma Gandhi The T-Group based workshop has just begun. The 24 participants and the 3 faculty members have introduced themselves, and the CEO (who is himself participating) has briefly explained … Continue reading
OD Soup a la Crosby
An OD student recently asked about favorite OD models on a social media site. Here, with a pinch of pepper, is my reply: I appreciate Edwin Friedman for putting leadership into a systems perspective. It’s not a visual model. It’s … 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