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Collaborate to Create Community
Mark Twain reminds us that often the best answer to “What do I do when . . .?” really is “It depends!
Collaborate to Create Community
In today’s complex and turbulent world, facilitation is less about managing or guiding a conversation. It’s more about standing in inquiry and setting conditions for people to move forward together. It’s a necessary skill if you are in the front of a room, working with a group to move forward. And, it’s just as necessary as you participate in difficult or complex conversations in your day-to-day life.
Build Adaptive Capacity
This year’s Live Virtual Workshops are designed to challenge traditional assumptions about how we live, work, and play. In this post and throughout the year, consider how the old assumptions just don’t work in today’s uncertain and turbulent world.
Business & IndustryBuild Adaptive Capacity
First, consultants were supposed to give answers. Then, they were supposed to give frameworks and methodologies to deliver answers. Now, neither seems to work so well. Either the truth is more complex, or we can no longer afford to deny the truth. Clients, in every sector and around the world, need more than cookie cutters to thrive in the uncertain future.
Lead in Complexity
In the uncertainty we face every day, we often don’t need new answers from leaders. What we really need are questions that help us deal with local challenges. In this blog, Glenda talks about why using good questions and standing in Inquiry are the most urgent of leadership capacities in today’s turbulent and uncertain future.
Build Adaptive Capacity
I’ve been listening to Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer and thinking about ceremony. The book is about change, or maybe loss. It is about plants, or maybe children. It is about an overgrown pond with a future, an abandoned house with a heart, and water lilies that depend on community to survive in the dark. This already, and I’m not even half-way through the book. I can hardly wait to finish it, but I’ll contain my urgency and savor each minute. Why? Because all these themes seem extremely poignant today.
Manage Strategic Change
Merriam-Webster defines culture as, “the set of values, conventions, or social practices associated with a particular field, activity, or societal characteristic.” Culture and culture change have been central to leadership practice in the past decade. It is no less important, but it is much more difficult, to manage, in this age of Zoom “rooms” and Teams “chats.” 
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