The Failure of Traditional Re-engineering Methods

Over the last decade, many organizations have attempted to bring about needed change by re-engineering efforts. There is increasing evidence of the failure of these efforts. Traditional re-engineering efforts, although well intended, have not taken critical factors into account including the length of time needed for implementation. Managers often complain … Read More

From One Leader to Many Leaders

Published in the At Work Journal by Berrett-Koehler, 1997 and again in Leverage Journal 1997. A Canadian social services organization incorporates Open Space into its culture and thrives For ten years, I was CEO of a Canadian social services organization. I had been in this position for six years before … Read More

Leadership Development vs Leader Development

It is helpful to consider what is commonly called ‘leadership training’ as actually being ‘leader training’.There is a difference, especially regarding application of leadership, and it matters.Recently I met with a well seasoned ‘Leadership Development’ trainer. She is deeply dedicated to the development of people, and has devoted her career to … Read More

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