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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

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

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 doing. Whenever you establish a new strategy, you are establishing a desire to change something.  Whether it is incremental

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 has a strategy? Because without a strategy, you would have no basis for making any decision. When it comes to

Even Welsh recognizes The Living Organization

Well perhaps he didn’t exactly call it that, but in a recent article in Financial Time (3/12/2009) Jack Welch who is regarded as the “father of the shareholder value movement” said said it was “a dumb idea” for executives to focus so heavily on quarterly profits and share price gains.” What is he really saying

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