Author Archives: Susan Taylor

A Look At Nature And Business

Integrating Nature and Business is an ROI Natural “The future will belong to the nature-smart — those individuals, families, businesses, and political leaders who develop a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the natural world and who balance the virtual with the real.”  ∞ Richard Louv. Nature and Business are a natural fit.                                                                                 … Continue Reading

A Culture of Candor: The Wei-Chi of Conversation

People are longing for trustworthy leaders.   Leaders who are passionate with a depth and consistency of commitment to achieve their vision.  Leaders who are wise and thoughtful; and through continuous learning reflect upon and grow from their mistakes.  Leaders who are generous with their time, money, praise and support.  Leaders who are courageous and… Continue Reading

High Cost for Low Morale

According to a recent Gallup study, the state of the American workplace is in need of renewal.  In fact, “only 22% of U.S. employees [feel as if they] are engaged and thriving”.   As a business owner today, it’s no surprise that you face growing pressures at a speed and intensity like never before.  Financial… Continue Reading

Personal Work Shapes The Group Success

Personal Work Moves A Facilitator Beyond Illusion “The success of any intervention is completely dependent upon the          interior condition of the intervenor”        William O’Brien, Former CEO, Hanover Insurance   My former partner, friend and colleague, William (Bill) O’Brien (deceased), was notorious for his quote about the “interior condition of the intervenor”.  As Bill… Continue Reading

What is a Generative Interview?

Many efforts to effect change in a system begin with conversations amongst people who have a stake in that system. Yet such interactions often fail to penetrate to the depth necessary to release latent forces for change.   At the heart of all of Generon’s processes is something we call the Generative Interview.   But… Continue Reading

The Source of the Entrepreneurial Impulse

If you’re like a lot of entrepreneurs, it can be difficult to stay optimistic. In fact, according to the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, more small business owners were less optimistic as they looked forward to 2014. And most reported having very mixed expectations about the future of their business. But what is an entrepreneur?… Continue Reading