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Values

A colleague asked: “Does anyone have a case study, article(s), or other resources that explain how a retail bank with branches got their people to internalize and demonstrate values? Hoping for some guidance also on what kind of metrics they … Continue reading

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Change at Warp Speed

The future calls us to a new paradigm…a reality shift from the limited socially constructed thinking of the past into a nimble engagement with the ever-shifting present. Change at Warp Speed. Change at Warp Speed happens as it begins, in … Continue reading

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The Fifteen Commandments of Crosby OD*

Thou shalt not bow to the market pressures of rejecting the old and worshipping the “new” Thou shalt not impose your bias against authority and hierarchy on others and call it sound theory Thou shalt not confuse “action-research” with the … Continue reading

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Lewin on Democracy in Organizations and Nations

My latest webinar!

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T-groups Adapted for the Workplace

Gilmore Crosby is published again! He has authored a chapter of the Collaborative Change Library that is now available on the myLibrary app (www.mylibrary.world) – you can access it on your phone, tablet, or computer. The chapter is: T-Groups Adapted … Continue reading

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Staying sane in relationships in these perilous times – 10 tips from Robert P Crosby

In communication one party has an intent which is translated into words and actions which impacts the other. Because of the ‘arc of distortion’ the person sending may not send it in a way that fulfills the intent or the … Continue reading

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The Adventus Initiative: From Lock-Down to LEARNING and from Re-Set to RENEWAL

From our friend and colleague John Scherer: When this lock-down started 8 weeks ago, an HR Director in Warsaw asked me if we had anything that might be helpful to their 4,000 employees who were sitting at home. That request … Continue reading

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Feedback (Unsolicited) To Margaret Wheatley

I had the pleasure of hearing Margaret Wheatley speak at last week’s Organization Development Network 2019 annual conference. I’m a fan of physics and enjoyed Wheatley’s first book, which she mentioned came out 25 years ago. She referred to is … Continue reading

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The Unaccepted Self and Becoming Who You Are

The Trappist Monk, Thomas Merton wrote: “Finally I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I already am. That I will never fulfill my obligation to surpass myself unless I first accept myself—and, if I accept … Continue reading

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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

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