Posts tagged leadership activities
What's All this About?: 1) Employee Engagement & 2) the Gender Pay Gap

One key element in engagement is that there are authentic channels for self-expression and a listening and active response to act on new ideas, address concerns and issues, communicate transparently, and partner on actions and solutions.  A key energizer in Face The Music’s work is that it provides a forum for expression of themes, issues, ideas, and concerns that are self-selected by the participants. 

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Found Opportunities

A lot has been written about the pace of change in our culture, society, economy, and business world; and also about the need to adapt from an incidental change-if-we-must mindset to one of continuous change and adaptation.  “How do you do that?”  One approach, which I will discuss here, is to develop a cultural trait of looking for change opportunities in smaller and smaller increments of time with the context and knowledge of the agreed need for just-in-time adaptation.

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Musing on Leadership Development

In the leadership development training process this means developing skills like using a clear vision that guides judgments and decisions, clear direction and ongoing communication as situations unfold, flexibility in adapting plans, not relying on past solutions to address current situations, and taking the occasional leap of faith. 

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Recreating Your World

The structure and relationships of the parts determine how the system expresses itself, and sometimes small, leveraged changes can make large impacts on the dynamics and results. Here are a few modalities practitioners experiment with that can support the transformational process.

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How to Make One Giant Team, and What's Your Story?

Let's say you're head of a division (or section, unit, department, functional area, tribe, clan, regiment, battalion, company, platoon, etc). You're looking for high-functioning alignment—effective, efficient work flow, communications, adaptation, full use of resources.

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