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About Jane Wolfe

Jane Wolfe is an artist and an improviser guiding individuals and groups to find their own unique gifts and express their unique talents and wisdom. Life is not scripted. We live with the unplanned and unexpected. Jane discovered the art of improvisation as a metaphor for life. It teaches individuals how to react and respond to life’s opportunities and challenges in a way that invokes the best of their creativity, innovation, communication, teamwork and leadership.

Why Don’t We Learn?

In 1992 Margaret Wheatley wrote a book, Leader and the New Science. I had it in my bookshelf for probably 10 to 15 years but never got around to reading it, that is, until now. I am amazed at how much she writes is what I present in my book The Living Organization®. She describes

By | August 5th, 2011|

Why Activity Alone Isn’t Enough

One of the three tenets of The Living Organization® model for creating results is the interdependence of the three energy fields of Activity, Relationship, and Context. The Context defines what the possible range of results can be. Yet, we continually lean on our predisposition to understand everything through the lens of Activity, the energy of

Directors Increasingly Tarnished Image: A New Solution

TK Kerstetter, CEO of Corporate Boar Member, described how the image of Board of Directors have taken a real pounding in a recent blog .  He participated in a number of conferences where he had the opportunity to interact with hundreds of directors.  He wrote: “ I wish I could have conveyed to the world—or

By | July 5th, 2011|

Gregg Tribute

I lost a dear friend and partner this past month. Many of you knew Gregg Gallagher, who passed on April 6, 2011 after loosing a brave battle against cancer. It is very hard for me to put into words my feelings, thoughts and remembrances of Gregg because the experience of knowing him runs much deeper

By | May 11th, 2011|

A Non-Profit Discovers Its Soulful Purpose™

This past weekend we facilitated a strategy session for the board of directors of a local non-profit. Our major objective was to create a greater level of engagement among the board (especially among its large percentage of new members) and to focus their efforts on their number one challenge—funding. Most facilitators would have focused on

How Does Your Garden Grow?

A whimsical drawing and poignant saying from Brian Andreas of Storypeople ® awaits me almost every morning and I wanted to share today’s email with you. It feels especially important as we walk through today’s less than financially rosy world. I once had a garden filled with flowers that grew only on dark thoughts but they

Who is to Blame?

We continue to hear people calling for the business community to be more accountable for their actions.  Nowhere is this stronger than in the relationship business has with our environment, our planet and its resources. I don’t want to pretend this is a simple issue and one that can be easily addressed.  I do not