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Work culture as a restraining or a driving force in change management

A colleague posted about the importance of effective change management in concert with project management. He lives and works in an country with an authoritarian government. According to Kurt Lewin (1890 – 1947), broadly acknowledged as the founder of organization … Continue reading

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Leadership Can Be Learned, Gilmore Crosby’s new book, is out!

The following is excerpted with permission: Introduction Despite all that has been written on the subject, the premise of this book is that leadership is poorly understood because human systems are poorly under- stood. Like the paradigms of old, which … Continue reading

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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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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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Aging Management

A colleague in Malaysia, a nation where 65% of the population is under 35, asked for my thoughts on how to deal with an “aging management” population and such a wide generation gap. The US Nuclear Industry faces a similar crises, with … Continue reading

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Boss Stress – Or the 5 Characteristics of Chronically Anxious Systems

My posting from a nuclear power discusion group on Linked In: Kate brought up another critical point – “boss stress.” That’s actually one of the biggest variables in any human system. Edwin Friedman pointed out 5 behavioral characteristics of systems … Continue reading

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