Leading Innovation with the Growth Mindset

Leading Innovation with the Growth Mindset

“This is a time of tremendous change where, like it or not, you’re going to have periods of confusion. Like it or not, you’re going to turn into a novice over and over again.” • Carol Dweck   Ninety minutes into a workshop about leading change effectively, the...
Here Be Dragons | Revealing hidden obstacles to change

Here Be Dragons | Revealing hidden obstacles to change

As I stand at the heart of confused and disorganized change, turbulence swirls around me and through those closest to me.   From this vantage point in the eye of the storm, I see the reactivity created by controlling and compliant behaviors. A tendency toward control...
Trusting the Tension of Creative Change

Trusting the Tension of Creative Change

“The thing about human beings is that we are more than one thing. We are multiple selves …. You can’t be one thing without being, in some ways, the other thing. It’s about how to reconcile, how to be tolerant of all the possibilities.”• Ali Smith   In her...
Change Resistance – The Watchdog of Change

Change Resistance – The Watchdog of Change

Believe it or not, standing firm against change can be valuable to a change initiative.   Resistance to change can come from deep within. In Michael Crummey’s novel Sweetland, a contemporary Newfoundland community explores the possibility of being resettled....
Leading Change with Core Value Stories

Leading Change with Core Value Stories

“At the end of the day, you just ask yourself, ‘How did our vision and values influence decisions I made today?’ If they did not, then they are pretty much BS.”• Peter Senge, systems scientist    Core values are vital to engaging your team and creating a...