Are you working with idiots?

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Guest post by Margo Boster. I recently presented a workshop to a group of fellow coaches at an International Coaching Federation meeting. I realized that my style, my approach, and my very message were not consistent with what most people did. Afterward, I had a moment of questioning myself: “Should I have been more of what they were expecting?” Are …

Reinventing Organizations: a case study

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There’s a new way of organizing and collaborating emerging around the globe – as Frederic Laloux shows in his book Reinventing Organizations. Let’s take a closer look at “new organizations” with a case study – and examine the three key things that they do differently: self-management, wholeness, and purpose.

Stages of human development

Organizational Evolution: Are you ready?

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There’s something broken in how we run organizations today. Polls about happiness at work show that 60-75% of people are disengaged. Many professionals are tired of the rat race, tedious budget circles, office politics, cubicles, being controlled and feeling limited. They wonder: how’s what I’m doing serving a better world? Or: how’s my job helping me develop my unique talents? …

Issue 11

Do you Judge or Join?

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The biggest constraint to shine and become happy and successful (to your own standards) is very often the inner critic. It’s the little voice in your head, saying: “Nah, you can’t do that. It won’t be good enough. They’ll see you’re a fraud. They’ll judge. Better stay away from this endeavor.” It’s the little voice weakening you; it’s self-doubt and …

Beware of OD – Be Present

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OD might stand for OverDose instead of Organization Development. Beware of the overdose…! If you want to make a difference, you need focus and presence. Because WHO you are, defines HOW you practice your expertise: the WHAT. If you are mindfully present, you’ll engage people. Nothing can make a difference but being present and connecting from who you are. So: …

Are you a team player?

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How well do you collaborate? Are you a team player? People have a natural tendency to work together and collaborate – as research shows. Cooperation is the basic driver of human civilization, explains Dirk Messner. Collaboration needs feedback, now and then. Not everyone does everything right all the time. But how do you give feedback? Here’s my reflection on intentions, …

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 …

Are you full of and & and?

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We ideally want to have it all. But going after everything might lead to nothing. Choosing isn’t easy. When you choose, you immediately lose the other options. And when you make a wrong decision, you could lose in one instant. Do you really have to choose? Yes, you have to choose. It’s either/or. You can’t do everything at the same …