Monthly Archives: June 2010

Culture Shaping

Even today, 35 years after the June 20, 1975, movie release based on Peter Benchley’s novel, humming a tremulous few notes from the score of the movie “Jaws” is enough to conger up frightening scenes of the vicious Great White … Continue reading

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Growth Leadership

Change => Change Management => Change Leadership => Growth Leadership This transformative progression represents a natural and organic shift in heart and mind, which can then be manifested in changed behaviors within individuals and organizations. We have replaced “change,” which … Continue reading

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Pretending and Change Management, Part II

Imagination, or, pretending, is a gift and a powerful tool for all, including all in the workplace, leaders and work-group members alike. I love (i.e., Learn-Do-Teach-Lead) imaginative and creative thinking.  (My must-reads include anything by Edward de Bono [see http://www.edwdebono.com%5DContinue reading

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Pretending and Change Management, Part I

As children, we like to pretend.  It’s fun.  It expands our worlds, our minds, and our highly neuroplastic developing brains.  Fortunately, we benefit from imagination well before we can talk about it objectively. My innocent childhood pretending changed significantly sometime … Continue reading

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Intentional Curiosity

Curiosity drives action, including learning.  Here are some intentional exercises that help to develop and strengthen curiosity: Look closely and carefully at any object.  Think of the infinite causes and conditions that preceded you and the object coming face to … Continue reading

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Cultivating Curiosity

Business transformationist Tom Peters calls life “one big learning experience” (Peters, 30).  Thus, work must also be one big learning experience. This is so whether we believe it or not. Presented with this reality, we must awaken, cultivate, and apply … Continue reading

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