There’s Only One Way For An Organization To Evolve: LEADERSHIP!
“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” – Albert Einstein. As the Change Leader, I am often asked: what are the key steps to help an organization evolve? The truth is there is only one-way: change ...READ MORE
Why Look at Organizations from a Systems Perspective?
If you are suffering from insomnia some night, watch Mindwalk. This 1990 film, with Sam Waterston, will either cure you of sleeplessness or it will give you a nice look into systems perspective. One of my favorite lines is, “At ...READ MORE
6 Key Questions to Solve the Toughest Organizational Challenges
When working with an organization, whether helping them thrive in a period of transition, increase effectiveness and engagement, or undergo an organizational evolution, my focus is often first on helping leadership embrace a systems thinking perspective as opposed to a ...READ MORE
4 Steps in Solving Organizational System Problems
There’s a reason we say, “It’s only the tip of the iceberg.” Only about one-ninth of an iceberg is visible above water, but it’s not the visible portion you have to worry about. It’s the other eight-ninths that are lurking ...READ MORE
Evolution vs. Revolution: Do You Know the Difference?
Change is everywhere. And whether you’re talking about your hometown or your day-to-day activities, adjustment and fine tuning is inevitable. Within the context of the organization, the challenge is learning to handle change effectively – to manage change with evolution ...READ MORE
The Pros & Cons of Organizational Transparency
Organizational transparency is here to stay. In fact, some may argue it’s the new competitive advantage. With the digital age in full bloom, it’s never been easier or more convenient for institutions to open doors to how they think and ...READ MORE
“The Changing of the Tides”: Why Morality Matters Again
Not too many years ago, the organization was in a powerful position and could rely on its people to support and maintain any direction necessary- even if it meant compromising morals. In many cases, workers overlooked bad behavior- even participated ...READ MORE
Organization Evolution Case Study: Two Evolved Organizations
What does an evolved organization look like? Is it easy to recognize? What differentiates evolved behavior from behavior in transition? Throughout my travels, I have seen my share of companies and I am often asked to identify what I believe ...READ MORE
Valuing Values & Creating a ‘Living Company’
“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower The Los Angeles School District serves almost 700,000 students and employs 84,000 people with a budget $7.3 billion. After working with the district, some ...READ MORE