Changing Seasons/Changing Strategies

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As the leaves start falling and we see the landscape around us turn wintry, it’s a reminder of the well-known quote, “Change is the only constant.” It’s also an opportune time to reflect on how your own change strategy has worked or not worked during this year.

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Coffee, Culture and Communities

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I have always loved a strong cup of good java, hot, steamy and satisfying. I have also long known, vaguely, about communities around the world that grew the coffee and was aware that their lives might be quite different from mine. When I went into my favorite café in genteel Grosse Pointe to pick up my morning joe, I sometimes wondered, “where does this coffee come from, and how do they start their mornings?”

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Just What Is A Strategic Vision Statement?

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20/20 vision – a term we are familiar with. It’s the perfect vision score where you can see everything clearly, horizontally and vertically, near and far. We lose it as we get older and need to take corrective measures to fix the problem. The same is true with an organization’s strategic vision. Read More

VISION QUEST: THE MAP IS NOT THE TERRITORY

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The neatly manicured lawns and stately mansions alongside Lakeshore Drive area are a comfort and a tether to an organized and routine life, thus, I embark on my vision quest.

Certainly, my work has dominated these past few years and it has been too long since embarking on a long meandering trek unto the highway of reflection.

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6 Essential Attributes of an Executive Coach

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What exactly is the value of engaging with an executive coach and how do I know I have a good one?

Because I’m often asked this question, here are a few attributes to evaluate if executive coaching actually makes a difference in your leadership behavior and organizational performance. Read More

Changed Business: What Is Your Theory for Change?

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After losing my publically traded company, I returned to a university to obtain a graduate degree in Organization Development. One of the first questions posed to us students (most of us out of undergraduate school for at least 10 years) was, “What is your theory for change?”

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Leadership Begins and Ends with Values. By John E. Quinlan.

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What causes the types of incidents in business such as the recent debacle with United Airlines and the doctor they forcibly removed from their flight? UAL created a big mess and, unwittingly, established a unified customer service expectation for all airline consumers. As a catalyst for change, not only can United Airlines fix their immediate problems but also set a benchmark for the industry.

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