Tag Archives: OD

Democracy, OD, and Ukraine

The President of Finland told Putin to “Look in the mirror.” We in the US should do the same. Please grant me your time and attention as I make the case for, and the connection between, democratic values in leadership, … Continue reading

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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T-Groups Applied to Industry

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Survey Feedback/Action Research

From a letter by Robert P. Crosby: …Later John Scherer and I began a company emphasizing survey feedback as much earlier developed by Floyd Mann and Rensis Likert, colleagues of Dr. Ronald Lippitt who had become both a champion of and … Continue reading

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Authority & Performance: Addy Clip #1

High performance is possible in any system with the right blend of clear authority and engagement. In this brief video (9 minutes and 15 seconds), the first in a series, our founder explores the steps taken that have led to … Continue reading

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Organization Alignment

Your business success depends on how well you and your employees interact to ensure that everyone in all departments get what they need, when they need it. This fact is not a problem to solve, rather it is an honor … Continue reading

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