Insights on Change Leadership

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The Leader As Coach

The Leader As Coach

How do you define the role of a leader?  Is it an expert who has answers? A mentor who trusts team members to be responsible? A champion who connects, supports and challenges teams? An authority who inspires and directs what needs to happen and when? Amid complexity...

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Courage on the Brink

Courage on the Brink

“Out on the edge, you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the centre.” • Kurt Vonnegut   Are you ready to be uncomfortable? As change leaders, we are after all in the business of challenging the status quo. Yes to discomfort? You’re up for that? Then let’s...

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Bridging Differences | Tips for Travelling to Diverse Worlds

Bridging Differences | Tips for Travelling to Diverse Worlds

“The real voyage of discovery lies not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” • Marcel Proust   For four magical years, I lived in a mud hut in Tanzania, working with a non-governmental organization on changing roles in forest management. Surrounded...

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Exploring Change Leadership

Exploring Change Leadership

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” • Albert Einstein   You have a brilliant idea to progress your organization, yet you hesitate to bring it forward. When you tried to manage change...

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Courage | A Magic Carpet to Change

Courage | A Magic Carpet to Change

Courage is essential to change leadership. It's a magic carpet that can carry us over the edge of change.   Finding the courage to pursue your dreams by speaking them out loud takes time and practice, but it is a skill worth nurturing.  I grew up in a small...

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Leading Innovation with the Growth Mindset

Leading Innovation with the Growth Mindset

"This is a time of tremendous change where, like it or not, you’re going to have periods of confusion. Like it or not, you’re going to turn into a novice over and over again.” • Carol Dweck   Ninety minutes into a workshop about leading change effectively, the...

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Here Be Dragons | Revealing hidden obstacles to change

Here Be Dragons | Revealing hidden obstacles to change

As I stand at the heart of confused and disorganized change, turbulence swirls around me and through those closest to me. From this vantage point in the eye of the storm, I see the reactivity created by controlling and compliant behaviors. A tendency toward control in...

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Trusting the Tension of Creative Change

Trusting the Tension of Creative Change

“The thing about human beings is that we are more than one thing. We are multiple selves …. You can’t be one thing without being, in some ways, the other thing. It’s about how to reconcile, how to be tolerant of all the possibilities.”• Ali Smith In her prize-winning...

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Change Resistance – The Watchdog of Change

Change Resistance – The Watchdog of Change

Believe it or not, standing firm against change can be valuable to a change initiative. Resistance to change can come from deep within. In Michael Crummey’s novel Sweetland, a contemporary Newfoundland community explores the possibility of being resettled....

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Leading Change with Core Value Stories

Leading Change with Core Value Stories

"At the end of the day, you just ask yourself, ‘How did our vision and values influence decisions I made today?’ If they did not, then they are pretty much BS." • Peter Senge, systems scientist    Core values are vital to engaging your team and creating a culture...

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Influencing the Winds of Change

Influencing the Winds of Change

“We can see the clouds move, but we cannot see the wind. We can see the tides come and go, but we do not feel the moon’s gravity that moves them.” • Arnold Mindell At any moment, multiple potential futures are possible. When you think about your personal future, you...

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Power of Personas

Power of Personas

We’ve all been there – that moment when you are ready to share a new idea or proposal. It’s an innovative product, service, or process that will unlock new value and fulfill new or existing market needs. You see it as a big opportunity for your team and...

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Channeling Chaos

Channeling Chaos

Emergence is an act of creativity seen in nature, the way complex systems arise out of a diversity of relatively simple interactions. It appears in the complex symmetrical patterns of snowflakes, the ripple patterns in sand dunes, and in places like the Giant’s Causeway.

When a group of people come together as an effective change network, organizational emergence is evident.

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The Window of Opportunity

The Window of Opportunity

A window of opportunity has opened. You can see it, hear it, feel it, smell it, taste it! The possibilities for your team, your organization, your world are startling. Startlingly obvious to you, anyway.

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Poised at the Brink of Change

Poised at the Brink of Change

Are you being called to the edge? It’s the place between the known and the unknown, certainty and uncertainty, the current and the new.

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