Be a Present

Unwrap Your Gift and Make a Difference

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You’re working hard – making a living, but are you making a difference? That’s the question that bugged me early in my career as a change guide and leader. At times, I felt discouraged and disappointed trying to create positive change at work. I let reality and the critics get me down. “Change is hard. Leaders are greedy for power …

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Positive leadership starts with one uplifting person. Will that be you?

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What is Positive Leadership and why does it matter? Does “positive” mean that you can’t be critical? Of course not. By all means, keep thinking critically. “Positive” refers to a positive mindset while you stay grounded in reality and keep checking the facts, also those that don’t fit the story you tell yourself! Let’s explore the topic of positive leadership: …

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“Whole Person” Organizational Culture makes people and organizations thrive

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Guest post by Gerald Wagner. What if you’d wake up on Monday excited to go back to work? Organizations with “Whole Person Cultures” make this a reality. Not because they offer happiness courses and wellness perks – but because they create organizational cultures in which people thrive. Eliminate fear, add creativity. No need for office politics, if there’s openness. Bye …

Upgrade organizations

How to Upgrade the Industrial Organization to the Age of Ideas?

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Do you suffer from corporate obedience? Are you wealthier but not healthier and happier than your parents? Does your employer demand your “all” without guaranteeing a continuity of employment in return? Are you stressed, anxious, disengaged or frustrated? Fair chance that you are trapped in an old-style steam-engine organization, custom-built to suppress collaborating, problem-solving, innovating and socializing. Perfect for repetitive …


Would you lead a virtuous organization?

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Guest post by Graham Williams. Would you like to lead yourself, others, and organizations to practice virtuous, positive leadership? Let me share some stories to inspire you. Huge wisdom may be contained in a small story. There’s a reason Jesus taught the people by using parables. The parable of the good Samaritan carries lessons for today’s leaders, professionals and organizations.

Engaging Emergence and change

Engaging Emergence – a new story of Change

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“The old story of change, called change management, no longer functions well. Fortunately, a new story is arising that works creatively with complexity, conflict, and upheaval.” Speaking is Peggy Holman, who has been working in and shaping the field of change since the Mid-70’s. She’s an author and consultant who co-authored the indispensable Change Handbook (an inspiring and pragmatic compilation …

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Dare you engage with “emergence”?

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What happens if you engage with emergence – instead of imposing your pre-designed plans onto reality? (Emergence?! You know what that is: anything that happens while you are making other plans, as John Lennon defined life). Interesting question. Anything could happen if you engage emergence. Whatever the outcome, you could not have predicted it. Emergence evolves organically, and you can …

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Stewardship and Organization Development

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Guest post by Peter Block. There have been two ways technology and organizational culture have evolved that make the ideas and practices of stewardship more relevant for OD practitioners than ever. As used here, stewardship means a choice to (1) act in service of the long run, and (2) act in service to those with little power. For organization development …


Ready for Nexus4Change?

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Guest post by John Spalding and Steven Cady. While most people would say they want change—in their organizations and communities, their schools, their health care, their government—they don’t often act on their desire because they don’t know where to begin. That’s why NEXUS4change provides a roadmap for initiating collaborative change in a changing world. NEXUS is both a curator for …


Courage and Culture

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What does it mean to be courageous…? Does it differ across cultures? Becky Robinson, founder and social media expert for authors at Weaving Influence, organized a webinar to explore the different cultural expressions of Courageous Leadership and Followership between the United States and Asia. “We want to create a world that works for all.” Dare you speak truth to power? …

Culture is our core

Edgar Schein on Culture

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Guest post by Tim Kuppler. Culture is a hot topic and remains a tremendous opportunity for most organizations to further support their purpose, solve problems, and improve performance. Surveys highlight the importance of culture but also an inability to translate that awareness into results.


Inspired Organizational Cultures

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Guest post by Gerald Wagner. The Institute for Inspired Organizational Cultures (IOC) aims to develop a global community of leaders who are advocates for organizational cultures of wellbeing and happiness. We created a self-paced program to teach new generations the importance of providing positive leadership and transforming workplaces for a new, inspired era of business growth.