Lean in The Living Organization

October 19th, 2016|0 Comments

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

A Call for A New Economics

September 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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

What is Your Purpose?

December 1st, 2015|0 Comments

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

Welcome to the world

November 15th, 2011|1 Comment

Today our world added its 7 billionth member. Imagine a world population of 7 billion people!  While that is staggering, I find the rate of growth even more astounding. In 1999, we had just passed

Why Don’t We Learn?

August 5th, 2011|1 Comment

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.

Why Activity Alone Isn’t Enough

July 19th, 2011|Comments Off on 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

Directors Increasingly Tarnished Image: A New Solution

July 5th, 2011|Comments Off on 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

Gregg Tribute

May 11th, 2011|1 Comment

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

How Does Your Garden Grow?

March 23rd, 2011|Comments Off 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

Who is to Blame?

March 17th, 2011|Comments Off on 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.

Executing an Innovative Strategy

March 16th, 2011|Comments Off on Executing an Innovative Strategy

As we discussed last week there is a difference between an Incremental Strategy and Innovation Strategy. All strategies are designed to improve performance, which means you are going to do something different than what you

Are you simply improving or innovating? Knowing makes a difference

March 9th, 2011|Comments Off on Are you simply improving or innovating? Knowing makes a difference

Everyone has a strategy. Simply put a strategy is a definition of the results you want to create and an approach of how you think you will manifest those results. Why do I say everyone

Employ the Unemployed

February 18th, 2011|Comments Off on Employ the Unemployed

I was having lunch recently with the Vice President of a former client. During the lunch she shared one of her pet peeves. “Why do we still hold onto the old belief that anyone unemployed is not as good a candidate as those that are currently employed?” Read more...