Organization

Got a kick-ass project on a tight deadline with a growing team? Can you be too positive?

July 31, 2013

Sorry about the uber-long headline. I am sure you get the picture. Yesterday I was sharing my view about a huge project we are working on with a new set of collaborators when I got stopped in my tracks by a colleague. He felt I was being “too positive” by telling them I thought our […]

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From the LeadChange Blog: Vacations, who needs them anyway?

August 3, 2012

This is my post from earlier this week on the LeadChange blog. You can head on over there if you like and find plenty of other interesting stuff: “The answer is we all do, whether we know it or not! But not necessarily in the traditional sense. It’s all about balance…READ MORE.   Related articles […]

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The end of dissent is such bad news!

April 12, 2011

Be afraid. When everyone is agreeing with you on all counts, day in and day out, there is something extremely wrong. Such contentment must be a sign of very bad news. Could it be possible that everyone has finally seen the light and is ready to embrace your truth as the one and only? Beware […]

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A New Kind of Leadership: Part 1, Leading for Transcendence

July 23, 2010

There’s a new kind of leadership needed. One that rests on the willingness of people to follow, instead of the strength of authority. One that commands respect and reflection instead of blind obedience. One that works for all people involved: those who follow, those who are affected by the actions of the group, those that […]

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Which is the Interruption?

May 3, 2010

A week or so ago, I was talking to my good friend Marion Chapsal and she was telling me about how her daughter came into the room while she was busy working, a cute vision patiently standing within her view. A bit crampy about being interrupted, Marion was gently reminded that she had promised to […]

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That One Thing

April 26, 2010

If you are anything like me and the people I work with, you have a full week ahead of you! There’s appointments to make, people to meet with, things to get done, calls to make, places to be. All this has to get done of course, but it can become overwhelming and put you into […]

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Saying Goodbye, Part Two: Left Behind

April 21, 2010

Last week we explored the issue of leaving from the leader’s perspective, when it is precisely the leader who leaves. But what about those left behind in the organization? Filling the void and learning how to carry on after letting some valued colleagues or trusted leaders go can prove to be a lofty undertaking, both […]

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Saying Goodbye, Part One: The Leader Leaving.

April 9, 2010

A great leader leaves his mark in everything he does. She is as powerful in leaving as she is in arriving. He can be felt in what others carry on after his departure. How are leaders and the people who have followed them experiencing parting? In organizations as in all of life, change is an […]

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Working Wisely

March 23, 2010

When I speak about wisdom in the framework of Aspirations Theory, I often ask the audience to name one person they know who is wise. I am always touched by their answers as they mention a grandparent, an older family member, a parent, a friend, or even their children as one of the wisest they know. […]

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Love the Leader in You, Not You Being a Leader.

February 1, 2010

Ricardo Morell is, without a doubt, one of my closest and dearest colleagues. Ricardo brings to every intervention not only his know-how and smarts, but his heart and many talents! His perceptions are always interesting and constructive so I asked him to write a piece for this blog and he set off to do it. […]

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