Working through complex problems having a good question process will break stuckness, and increase your and other peoples acceptance.
What you follow up on is what gets done. The 8 questions will serve as a scaffold to continue to make progress on your work.
I shared some learning on problem-solving and complexity vs ordered change with the Buffalo ASQ Chapter. Effective leaders understand that problem solving is not a “one-size-fits-all” process. They know that their actions depend on the situation, and they make better decisions by adapting their approach to changing circumstances. How do you know which approach you … Continued
Using counterintuitive approaches to move your team when stuck. We all get stuck, stuck in a bad loop of repeating behavior, stuck in procrastination, stuck in a dysfunctional loop of team communication. Have you ever found that the solution that you offered seemed useful, and only made things worse? Much of what you feel is common … Continued
I had the honor of sharing the SOLVEDmethod solution-focused team and leadership coaching with ATD Buffalo Niagara, above is an excellent video they made from our time. What Is SOLVED? SOLVED is an acronym for a process of solution-finding. While using the cards, you can choose to use them in the SOLVED order – initially suggested – … Continued
Using – How we do things around here – to develop your team In your work with teams, you have heard the term start with why. This – why am I here? or why are you here or why does this team exist? – is often the first step in team performance and leadership. In the – 7 Steps to high performing … Continued
What makes culture change in your company or team difficult? Is your current organizational culture – how things get done around here – working to attract-trust or repel-trust? When I talk about culture change within a workplace the best thinker to reference is Edgar Schein: “Schein’s model of organizational culture originated in the 1980s. Schein (2004) identifies three distinct … Continued
Images from “Behind You” by Brian Coldrick Bad things happen within your team and company. Plus, the bad stuff hides when culturally and behaviorally being the bearer of bad news is punished or burdened with management hyperbole “Don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions.” Working with management teams the surprise or lack of knowledge about potential … Continued
Video of 3-days of design thinking, team building and leadership work with over 200 SUNY Buffalo State College students. Growth Mindset and Taking Actions on Behavior Change: Students will reflect on current behaviors and gain feedback from others (extrospection) on which behaviors are helpful and hurtful to academic success. Students will articulate and develop a small action … Continued
After spending a week in Vancouver BC Canada attending the Cynefin Retreat on organization design for emergence, I was moved to learn new ideas, leave some outdated concepts behind, and reinforce the progress that we are making together. This moved me to think – How can you create more resilience to ideas and innovation within … Continued