When I first started facilitating, I wanted to be perfect — to get everything right. What I learned quickly is that “perfect” does not exist. Each group of people and every conversation I facilitated was different and had different desirables and different outcomes. …


Part 4 of a 5-part series on becoming and staying a curious leader.

What exactly is the role of a leader in generating curiosity and learning?

Consider first what is within your sphere of control and responsibility. You, of course! You have control over yourself. Is there anything about you…


Part 3 of a 5-part series on becoming and staying a curious leader.

Multipliers are leaders who look beyond their own genius and focus their energy on extracting and extending the genius of others.

Liz Wiseman, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

Liz Wiseman discovered that Multipliers got…


I recently presented my dim view of our government and discussed voting in the upcoming election. I noted that government seems to have lost sight of whom it represents and that the election might be a fantastic way to remind those in power whose interests they should really be listening…


Shortly after Donald J. Trump was elected president, a friend of mine came up with a term to describe what she was seeing in Congress — legislative looting. According to my friend, in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 election many in our nation were suffering from whiplash. We were…


Part 2 of a 5-part series on becoming and staying a curious leader.

The intentionality of acquiring new information or learning creates a competitive advantage. Organizational learning can range from accidental to intentional. This series discusses three stances of learning: completion, performance, and development.

Performance Stance

In the performance stance, the employee…


In 2003, a documentary was released that offered a pointed perspective on the modern publicly traded corporation. Among the many claims of the documentary — The Corporation — was that, since a corporation is considered a legal person under the law what would happen if we examined its personality? The…


Part 1 of a 5-part series on becoming and staying a curious leader.

People across the U.S. are calling on organizations of all types to be different. To have different values. To hire and support people differently. To be better contributors to communities and the world. Responding to calls for…


Have you attended a meeting? Participated in a video conference? Joined a conference call?

As you sit in the virtual waiting room, do you experience dread? Do you find these telephone conversations unproductive? …


“You should go to them.”

These words, spoken by mother, approximately five years ago set me down a path that changed the way that I think about businesses’ role in humanity. A few years ago, I was fortunate to have a book that I co-edited, When Business Harms Human Rights…

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