Lean in The Living Organization

Lean Process Improvement has become a popular and very dominant approach for organizations to improve their operational effectiveness. And yet, depending on which reports you read, anywhere from 40% to 90% of all Lean projects fail. The Western’s world business paradigm is based on the mechanistic view of an organization. The goal is to make

By | October 19th, 2016|

A Call for A New Economics

I read with interest these words from the recent G-20 summit. “According to Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull, a former Goldman Sachs banker, warned his peers of the need to civilize capitalism.” The leaders of the world’s top 20 largest economies are recognizing, thanks to the help of the populist movements around the globe, that

By | September 6th, 2016|

If you are not creating a Living Organization, you are dying

In the 21st century, if you are not becoming a Living Organization then you are a dying organization. In our MBA classes, in our management trainings, and even how we train and orient employees, we view organizations as machines of production. Machines get things done to maximize efficiency. They depend on a small group, usually

By | August 19th, 2016|

What is Your Purpose?

In our last blog, Jane shared how her Soulful Purpose guides her choices.  But how people know what their soulful purpose is? My journey to discovering my purpose began during a rather difficult period in my life.  I was around 40 when I left the corporate world and started my consulting business.  The first three

By | December 1st, 2015|

Improv Skills Affecting the World View

"Create a circle facing out in your group of four. Close your eyes. When you hear the word, let your body take that image. Family!" I let my body tell me how to move. Twisted somewhat like a pretzel, my arms folded around me to comfort and shield vulnerable areas, my stomach and face. I

By | June 23rd, 2013|

What Would You Reveal to be REAL?

Today at a luncheon meeting, I spoke to about 30 business professionals about Applied Improv training for business and life skills. I wanted them to taste how effective it is to help them learn to confidently express themselves and make courageous choices in the world. As people walked in to the luncheon, I asked them

By | June 4th, 2013|