Understanding Complexity and Change Questions

Consulting a team of managers in the Understanding organizational complexity and change process, one of them asked me what types of questions I may ask a team or person to understand better how to support their progress in change and complexity. I smiled, and we worked out a series of questions. Many of them are … Continued

Disengagement Causes a Search for Examples not Leaders

While organizations and Human Resources promote theories of engagement, multiple generations, and cultural fit; we continue to seek the recipes and others to show us ‘what matters or what should matter’ to a diverse workforce. Paradoxically this causes a dependence on others to point out how we should be engaged or what cultural fit ought … Continued

How to Create and Sustain Team Performance

Presentation slides from a team building session I facilitated with six nonprofit leadership teams. The objectives were to develop a team-based process to maintain the gains in infrastructure and team development, plus value propositions using data.

Ignoring strategy for the sake of planning is a choice

Ignoring strategy for the sake of planning is a choice, just as much as changing your plan as new strategies become apparent is a choice. One choice will change how the work gets done, and the other will keep it the same.

Problem Solving Stop the why

The ‘5 Whys’ can be useful. Identifying the possible root cause can get things started…the next logical step to create a solutions bank.
I have found that it is easier and people on the team move with greater enthusiasm and collaboration when you ‘Start With What’ and determine the solution in the first step.