Tag: organization

Could Meaning at Work Translate to a Healthier Brain?

A recent article by the American Heart Association suggests there may be a corollary between a life that has purpose with a decrease in developing brain damage caused by blockages in blood flow as you age. The article defines purpose in life as having meaning and direction. It goes on to say that purpose in …

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Just Say What You Mean

I recently finished teaching a course on facilitating decision making. The decision making process itself is based on a model developed by Charles Kepner and Ben Tregoe that enables people (whether in large or small groups) to select an option, based on multiple choices, which will: achieve their MUSTS, satisfy their wants, and mitigate associated …

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Targeting for Results: Lessons Learned Trap Shooting (Part 2 of 2)

Thank you for joining me on lessons learned from my afternoon of trap shooting. If you missed the first post, you can pick it up by clicking on the following link. As shared, this was my first time trap shooting and I was intrigued by the possibilities for applying the lessons learned during this experience …

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Targeting for Results: Lessons Learned Trapshooting (Part 1 of 2)

After spending an afternoon learning how to trap shoot, I came away with a greater appreciation for the sport, along with some powerful organizational change insights. So often people within organizations, whether in leadership or not, operate under the misconception that if they are clear on the objectives to be achieved, time frames for achieving …

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Pay for Performance Invading the University System – Here’s Hoping It Trickles Down and Out

Last week I attended the San Francisco Business Times event, “Bay Area Biotech Forum.” What a fascinating opportunity to hear about some of the newly emerging biotech and life science research trends, and how incubators and startups are taking advantage to push the envelope on what it means to have a healthy and highly productive …

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A Trek to Paradise Meadows Reveals Change Truisms

I recently returned from a weekend getaway with one of the excursions being a 2.5 mile roundtrip hike to an area called Paradise Meadows, within the Mt. Lassen Volcanic National Park. During the trip several truisms regarding organizational and people change became readily apparent. Have a compelling vision in mind, and make it as clear …

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Stating the Obvious – Flip Flops Over Rocks

The sight of cool, cascading water dropping over a 129 foot cliff to a whirling riverbed below just takes your breath away. The enormity, power and majesty that nature brings to one’s senses cuts across the cultural divide. There we stood, Anglo, Armenian, and East Indian – united at the awe-inspiring view before us. We …

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Beware the Shiny Object Syndrome in Team Development

As a little girl I remember picking up discarded shells, shiny rocks, lumps of seaweed, anything that I could fit into my pocket while beachcombing. My mother, one of the original environmentalists, shared with me that nature was this wonderful ecosystem where each object was needed to continue the never-ending life cycle. Empty shells were …

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