Leadership Development, Culture, Change Carnival

Welcome back to work, study, goals and plans! Welcome to september. Let's start with a treasure chest of insights and inspiration from bloggers around the world. I’m happy to host the Leadership Development Carnival this month. As some of you know, I emphasize application. Reading and learning is great -…

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Transformational change for organizations

Are you feeling discouraged and tired? You're not the only one. The global challenges are overwhelming and the pace of disruptive change is accelerating. Organizations and professionals are running to keep up, learn and innovate. Uncertainty, turmoil, despondency, and exhaustion are part of the equation. This period is tough, but…

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Transformational change: what can you do?

Are you feeling discouraged and tired? You're not the only one. The global challenges are overwhelming and the pace of disruptive change is accelerating. Organizations and professionals are running to keep up, learn and innovate. Uncertainty, turmoil, despondency, and exhaustion are part of the equation. This period is tough, but…

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A positive economy is compassionate

The Realizing a Compassionate Planet made me think about what organizations can do to help solve the global challenges, both ecological and social. A positive organizational culture is the basis for positive added value. Ecological and social challenges represent a huge business opportunity; imagine the new markets, transitioning to new…

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Positive Change with appreciative questions

How can organizations lead positive change toward a World that Works for All? How to work in a Post-Covid World that’s Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous? Ronald Fry, appreciative inquiry developer with David Cooperrider, shared his answers at The Great Leadership Reset conference. In VUCA times, leading change is even…

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Positive Change Leadership

In my last post, we looked at Van Olffen’s useful organization development book “Engage”. Let’s look at change leadership and reflect on how we might do better. Change Leadership means helping yourself and others on the journey to a new way of thinking, doing, and being. True change leadership often…

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Engage in Change

Just like the Red Queen (in Alice in Wonderland) we have to run faster to stay in the same place, these days. The pace of change and disruption is accelerating, and change-readiness, agility, and resilience are vital for both people and organizations. (As shown recently by the Corona pandemic). Deep…

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Behavior drives Change

How do you manage the constant change projects going on in your organization or with clients? If you're like most leaders, consultants, and organizations, you focus on change as a single project, on tools and templates, and you rely on scattered data to measure if the change works. The view…

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The Healing Organization

Would you like to work at a healing organization that alleviates suffering and elevates joy? Raj Sisodia's latest book describes a positive culture, with positive leadership - and offers organizations a calling: to contribute to healing. But should organizations heal - and what, who, and how? Aren't organizations meant to…

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Positive Self Leadership: Progress, not Perfection

What's keeping you from developing positive (self) leadership? The list of advantages is compelling. Positive leaders are authentic, open, transparent, trustworthy. They coach and support self and others, they see what is working well and try to amplify that. They give people feedback to keep going and to improve. They're…

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Positive Deviance: Performance in a state of flow

All organizations exist to prevent deviance. Organizations aim for stability and end up in the middle. Not bad, but neither extraordinary. The natural focus is on what's wrong and to fix that. Think of the medical perspective, legal, and business. But in the middle is not where the magic happens...…

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