Thinking About Leadership

Someone recently commented that the definition of Leadership is a murky place, I smiled as I thought about what she’d just said, and she’s right it is a murky place. Today there are thousands of coaches and agencies selling their expertise in Leadership and becoming a Leader, yet the field is more like a witch’s…

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The Great-ful Leader

  Thanksgiving. An annual holiday in the United States, honoring the harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621; and a time when most of us consider all the things for which we are thankful.

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How Inclusive is Your Organization?

I admit it. I was a big fan of the HBO hit television series, True Blood – especially the earlier seasons. Perhaps you were as well; or maybe you never watched even one episode. Either way, what True Blood represented for me was a story much deeper than its supernatural cast of vampires, werewolves, shape…

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Surfing in a VUCA World

Susan’s recent blog about the “VUCA World” we’re living in really struck home for me. Ever since we learned about that term in the interview in Houston, we’ve had occasion to use it as a quick way to focus on what’s most immediate to our clients: how to operate most successfully in this business environment.

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Love: The Next Evolution in Leadership?

Is Love the Next Buzzword in Business? This the title of a recent article in Forbes. And according to Corey Michael Blake, the answer is that it should be; yet too many people are missing the boat. Having attended the recent Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit in Austin, Texas, Blake shares with us what it means…

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The Starting Point of Everything

The Power of Intention This past weekend, I was chatting with my friend and business partner, Jacky Voncken. She was preparing a design block for a workshop she is delivering to the younger generation of a large organization in the Netherlands. Having viewed the Elements videos on Generon’s website, Jacky asked me, “Which 3-minute video…

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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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