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Board work -- trying to do church well

About a year ago, I was talking to our Reverend Elizabeth Stevens, fretting about a board agenda or talking through a problem I’ve since forgotten. But I do remember the answer she gave to whatever it was I was struggling with. 1,099 more words

Growing Transparency

Growing Transparency
I have heard from and talked with many people at all levels in companies and organizations who have expressed their desire for more transparency in their work environment, including their teams, throughout their company, and with the world at large. 684 more words

Structure in Threes: Budgeting and Planning -observations and muses

The beatings will continue until moral improves, or so goes the typical planning cycle each year.  Although being an observer of the process in many enterprises for 30 years and a unwilling participant at times, I would classify these activities as anything but planning.  378 more words

Enterprise Architecture

Organizational policies and culture: How administrative policies can negatively affect culture

I enjoy listening to firefighters talk about organizational culture and leadership.  It quickly becomes clear that we describe the best departments as having a warm culture: free from selfish behaviors, with all firefighters being high-speed, low-drag community heroes.  492 more words

Fire Service Education

Less is more

The drive for me to enroll into a masters program in Change management was my previous experience in M&A. The changes in culture, ambiguity and engagement drove me to dwell deeper into this field. 450 more words

Learning

Keep Calm

In this blog I hope to document my insights from my past work experiences in India, learning from my current masters program at Northwestern university and knowledge from my fellow classmates. 11 more words

Learning

Essay on an Emerging Shadow in Coaching, Part Three

What about the coaching profession’s shadow? My concern is that sometimes we coaches – as a profession – over promise. We all make implied or direct promises – it’s called marketing. 299 more words

Professional Development