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Leaders Lead…and Manage

It’s often said that leaders lead and managers manage. From my perspective, if a leader doesn’t “manage”…if they don’t organize the system to pull off their vision by essentially clarifying who’s going to do what by when and then holding … Continue reading

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Examples of Work Culture Shifts

From: Finding fault and Blame  To: “Make it work” – Take responsibility From: Language of “I’ll try”  To: “I’ll do it” From: Low trust and morale  To: High trust and morale From: Low concern for safety  … Continue reading

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Navigating Tuckman’s Stages: Leading Groups from Forming to High Performing Post #5

Continued from an earlier blog entry: Stage Three – Active Norming As an active leader, if you have followed our guidance, you have already established “norms” by now of inclusion, dispersed participation, and of calmly and intentionally surfacing differences. There … Continue reading

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Navigating Tuckman’s Stages: Leading Groups from Forming to High Performing post #3

Continued from an earlier blog entry: Dispersed Participation Dispersed participation means tapping into the minds of all who are in the meeting and encouraging that they become engaged. It is living the value of wanting everyone’s opinion and knowing that … Continue reading

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T-Groups – “…the most significant social invention of the (20th) century.”

T-Groups are a unique learning methodology invented in 1946 by Kurt Lewin, who many consider the founder of organizational development. Carl Rogers, a renowned psychotherapist, reportedly described the T-Group as “…the most significant social invention of the century.” We strongly agree. … Continue reading

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Resistance to Change

 I think it’s helpful for leaders to get it that “resistance” is a wired response of the reptilian brain. The reptilian brain is constantly monitoring the environment for danger, and any change in the environment increases risk (from a pure … Continue reading

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Leading During Tough Times – An excerpt from my e-newsletter

Tough Times may lie ahead. If so, than fear, both legitimate and overblown, will guide many decisions. Hatchet men for hire will have a field day, and companies will crack down on everything from spare parts to paperclips. For most … Continue reading

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