Tag Archives: Leadership

The Cost of Doing Nothing versus OD Results

Effective Organization Development (OD) is not a needless expense, nor is it a luxury. It is part of a sound strategy to meet or exceed business performance expectations. The cost of staying stuck at or near your current performance is … Continue reading

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Dealing with that problem employee is possible!

Most managers have one or two employees that are capable technically but not performing the way they wish. The challenge is how to get them up to speed. Unfortunately, most managers avoid being honest with these employees until they are … Continue reading

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Leadership, Authority, and Emotional Intelligence – A Case Study from the PECO Nuclear Turnaround

Abstract: The following is written from a practitioner’s point of view. The hypothesis is that organizations that respect the role of emotion in human systems, in concert with other variables such as role, goal, and decision clarity, will meet or … Continue reading

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Leadership Development – Robert P. Crosby EQ in the Workplace Workshop – June 23rd-27th 2014

“Tough Stuff” EQ in the Workplace Workshops are intensive Applied Behavioral Science trainings which combine cutting edge knowledge about leadership and human behavior with powerful personal insights and skill building. Lead Faculty Robert P. Crosby, 85 years young, developed Tough … Continue reading

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Leadership and Human Systems – How Authority Relationships Influence Behavior

Edwin Friedman This is an expansion of an earlier post: A colleague in the nuclear industry recently asked my opinion of the role “boss stress” plays in nuclear safety culture. Research (study after study indicates that the boss-subordinate relationship is … Continue reading

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A future of Organization Development (OD)

Despite the ancient wisdom, “there is nothing new under the sun,” many OD practitioners and their customers seem to be addicted to finding what is “new.” This habit has been manifested over the past few decades through a constant stream … Continue reading

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Self Differentiated Leadership

A self-differentiated leader is able to lead and connect simultaneously. They respect their own inner guidance system – what they want, think, and feel – and convey their sense of direction clearly, calmly, and consistently. They follow their own path, … Continue reading

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Change Management – Are You Managing Change or Avoiding Reality?

Change management is not something you do, it is something that IS! It is happening each moment of each day in all workplaces. Of course there are tasks and methods to learn that can help, but every work place in … Continue reading

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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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Leaders must add “structure”

I colleague recently asked: “I invite you to share more of your structure-based approaches that you have used to convert or help each type (theory X and theory Y). I would like to learn more.” To which I replied: The … Continue reading

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