Purpose

Purpose is a key ingredient for a strong, sustainable, scalable organizational culture. It’s an unseen-yet-ever-present element that drives an organization. It can be a strategic starting point, a product differentiator, and an organic attractor of users and customers.

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Reframing for New Possibilities

What does Ed Wood and your new list of business challenges have in common?

For this weeks video blog: “How to write a blues lyric”, FTM created a quick 30 second video in the style of a quirky grade B movie genre.

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Follow up: CPR in Action 2

A few weeks ago Face The Music posted an article on a leadership activity—CPR (Context, Purpose & Results). The feedback was positive and grateful. A consultant asked if we had a sample CPR so we’re providing this example from an event planner for a music team building she was putting on.

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Innovative Approach to Organizational Change Featured in New Publication

Excerpt: It’s the old E-Myth principle where businesses are started by technicians or specialists who haven’t acquired the basic business skills or knowledge, or still assume that business acumen is a minor part of the new business equation. If you’re a yoga instructor, do you really want to start a studio? As an engineer, is starting a company to develop, produce, and market your tech invention the way to go to serve your purpose?

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CPR: Context, Purpose, & Results

CPR is a powerful tool to focus clearly on what you would like to attain from an event, a project, a meeting, or an action. By clearly stating all the results you would like to obtain, stating the purpose of the activity, and developing a context from which to operate, you focus your intent powerfully and take a direct path to where you wish to go.

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Musing on Leadership Development

Leaders determine what happens. Everything we see, know, and experience is (or was) made up. There are extant environmental conditions and facts, and someone gives meaning to them based on their beliefs, values, and personal history, and they envision what’s next and make decisions on how to go about manifesting that—leading the action that will make it happen. They make it up…

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Change Your Meetings, Change Your World

Premise: Organizations as living systems must continually adapt and change in response to their environment in order to thrive, survive, and be relevant.

Addressing the meeting from a systemic and holographic perspective makes it an exceptional leveraging opportunity for learning your system’s characteristics.

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Innovating in the UK

I want to share a little vignette on an innovative experience of my own that helped me to complete my work.  The fact that the need for the innovation was due to my own poor planning will not be the point I am emphasizing, but I was able to find a way to get my work done and keep my clients served.

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A Conversation with Judi Neal... Author of "Edgewalkers"

Edgewalkers are the ones that see what others cannot see, and they have a commitment to making the world a better place. We need our Edgewalkers more than ever in this uncertain and unpredictable world. The old ways of doing business no longer work, and Edgewalker leaders, and Edgewalker organizations can show us a new and better way.”

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5 Things You Can Do to Increase Your Team's Performance

There are a lot of issues that can come in to play: fragmented teams, constant change of focus and direction, communication and cooperation, office politics, leadership styles, alignment, etc. What are the key things that you can focus on to make a difference?

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Using Sparks to Start a Fire

—ideas and inspirations seem to spring up randomly for me, popping into consciousness with a “look at me” and hopefully getting recognition.  There seems to be a tough row to hoe in tracking them somehow, evaluating which I should put my energy into, and then acting on them in a focused and powerful way. 

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The Perfect Client

The title, “The Perfect Client,” comes from being asked one of those classic questions—you know, like, “what are your core values?”, or “what were you put on this planet to do?”  This exercise was “who is your perfect client?”  Well, I think going to the “P” word is a trap in itself, so let’s say what is an excellent client?


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