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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

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

Companies Who Care Out-perform All Others – Why?

In his book Firms of Endearment, Raj Sisodia proves that success of any enterprise is built on a foundation that goes deeper than what we do and how we do it. In the FoE (Firms of Endearment) companies, terms like purpose, meaning, appreciation, joy, and yes, even love are not only acceptable, they are critical

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Do You Want Alignment or Compliance?

Pretty much everyone accepts the notion that for an organization to perform well, the people in the organization should be aligned with the goals to be achieved. Whether the organization is a large corporation, a small work group or two partners-- alignment is critical. But what exactly is alignment, and how do we achieve it?