Posts by Susan Taylor

Conscious Leadership is Knocking On Doors

  I have been traveling for the past two weeks – first to Austin, Texas where Generon had a presence at the Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit and then to Houston to conduct some Generative Interviews for one of our clients. Each October, Conscious Capitalism hosts its CEO Summit. Invited participants are revolutionary CEOs committed to…

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Dialogue in Action: Creating Meaning through Words

Dialogue is a transformative process – a symmetrical form of communication distinct from conversation, discussion and debate.  It is the only interaction where participants act as peers, driven by authentic curiosity and respect rather than power.  Power relationships often inhibit the combination and interweaving of ideas that characterize Dialogue.  Dialogue goes beyond ordinary conversation because…

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Courage: The Missing Ingredient in Decision-Making

“You must have the edge to make the important yes/no decisions: the edge or the courage. Courage is the missing link that puts the concept of taking risks and having the guts to be decisive into play and transforms them into a reality; often, in the face of great opposition.” ∞ Noel M. Tichy There…

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Strategy Success And Self Awareness

Increasing complexity exists more than ever in today’s business environment. It makes sense then that anticipating and preparing for the future provides a critical advantage towards your company’s success. Enter strategy… If you ask people how they define strategy, you will get multiple answers. There is no definitive answer about what strategy really is. And…

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Is Conversation Doomed?

In our high-speed, inter-connected world, we have adapted our lives to the “Internet of Things”. Our computers, pads and those small electronic gadgets we hold in our hand interact in real time with more and more connected things. Your phone connects to an app. That app connects to a social platform. That social platform connects…

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The Gift of Vulnerability: The Art of Becoming Fully Human

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter. And those who matter don’t mind.”   ~ Dr. Seuss Inspiration from a widely known author of children’s books… And so much easier said than done! According to Abraham Maslow, who developed the hierarchy of human needs, the highest need…

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Bubbles in Basel

  I am visiting the city of Basel, Switzerland this weekend.  Joseph and I arrived early Saturday morning after an 8+ hour flight out of Atlanta the prior evening.  The flight was uneventful — which is always good.  After my in-flight meal was served and cleared, I settled into slumber, awaking only when the wheels…

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The Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship

  Bringing the Yin to the Yang of Business From our government to corporate America – small companies to big business — most industries promote diversity and inclusion – especially in the case of women.  Yet research shows that varying degrees of gender bias still exists. It’s a hot topic these days.  Stories of women’s…

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Dialogue as a Mindfulness Practice

Some Days, You Just Need French Fries About 15 years ago, I was picking up my youngest daughter from the Montessori School; she was three years old.  As she climbed into the back of the car, and I was strapping her into the toddler seat, I could sense that she was upset.  I asked her…

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