Courage on the Brink

Courage on the Brink

“Out on the edge, you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the centre.” • Kurt Vonnegut   Are you ready to be uncomfortable? As change leaders, we are after all in the business of challenging the status quo. Yes to discomfort? You’re up for that? Then let’s...
Bridging Differences | Tips for Travelling to Diverse Worlds

Bridging Differences | Tips for Travelling to Diverse Worlds

“The real voyage of discovery lies not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” • Marcel Proust   For four magical years, I lived in a mud hut in Tanzania, working with a non-governmental organization on changing roles in forest management. Surrounded by the...
Power Plays and Politics in Leading Change

Power Plays and Politics in Leading Change

“Power is more than an objective assignment of position, or the possession of status … Power is a state of mind.” • Julie Diamond   “I’m tired of all the power plays,” I hear myself say. It’s an odd sentiment for a systems coach to express. By definition, my...
From Managing Change to Leading Change

From Managing Change to Leading Change

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” • Albert Einstein   You have a brilliant idea to progress your organization, yet you hesitate to bring it forward. When you tried to manage change in...
Courage | A Magic Carpet to Change

Courage | A Magic Carpet to Change

Courage is essential to change leadership. It’s a magic carpet that can carry us over the edge of change.   Finding the courage to pursue your dreams by speaking them out loud takes time and practice, but it is a skill worth nurturing.  I grew up in a small...
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...