Leading Change

Building and Burning Bridges

Want to be a leader who thrives in the present? Build bridges. Want to be a leader who shapes the future? Burn them. It’s both. Leaders accelerate beginnings and endings. They create and destroy. I know, that’s a harsh-sounding word, “destroy”. It’s more pleasant to think about the creating. But beginnings usually require endings. Building Bridges Continue reading Building and Burning Bridges

“We are the Story” – The Beauty of Leading in Community

“Community happens when people give their best to achieve a common purpose because they appreciate, enjoy and care deeply about the people with whom they are serving.” Consider some of your most powerful, emotional and memorable work and life experiences. For many of us our “best moments” involved accomplishing something challenging while working alongside people Continue reading “We are the Story” – The Beauty of Leading in Community

Powerful Visualization Questions that can Kick-Start your Culture Change

A significant challenge to inspiring culture change is shifting the focus from a rational, mental exercise, (we should do X to get result Y), to an emotional, personal orientation that generates a high level of excitement and energy directed towards the desired outcome. In other words, we try to “fix” the culture by using our heads Continue reading Powerful Visualization Questions that can Kick-Start your Culture Change