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Just What is OD?

The following definition of Organizational Development has been around since at least 1969: Organization Development is an effort that is: Planned Organization-wide Managed from the top Increases organization effectiveness and health Through planned interventions in the organization’s “processes,” using behavioral-science … Continue reading

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There Is No “I” in “Team”?

There is no “i” in team? Of course there is. What first-person pronoun might any team member use?  How about me, myself, and I?  If that troika is not on your team, please tell me who is. With respect to … Continue reading

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A Change by Any Other Name

‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy; Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What’s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot, Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part Belonging to a man. O, be some other name! … Continue reading

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Leaders are Learners

I and others (Forbes, HBR) have suggested that leaders are readers. Yes, reading can expose us to a world of thought, ideas, and findings that are often condensed, carefully crafted, well organized, and sometimes documented with references to supporting research … Continue reading

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Need a Place to Lead?

Leading and leadership are often described in positional terms such as: From the top From the front From the middle From the center From the inside out From the heart From behind From the rear From the back From the … Continue reading

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Leaders Are Readers

As a student of my own job, I read a lot.  It’s become a rewarding habit.  That wasn’t always the case for me.  So I understand if reading is not a significant part of your life. In August, 2007, the … Continue reading

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Positive. Immediate. Certain.

31 August 2013 At today’s Toastmasters Leadership Institute, hosted by Division H, I spoke on “Leading a Volunteer Organization.” The principles I highlighted apply to any group enterprise whether business, social, civic, volunteer, not-for-profit, or religious, to name a few. One … Continue reading

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