Organization Development : Team Building : Leadership Training : Executive Coaching : Facilitation

Leveraging Diversity to Find What Works and Amplify Presentation

A copy of the slides I used for an opening to a multi-day series of workshops on – Leveraging diversity to find what works and amplify it.

How is connecting PVC pipe into a closed structure corporate development and learning?

This activity is meant to illustrate that what works best in innovation and rapidly changing environments needs a different leadership and team approach.

To Do In Progress Complete – Project Management and Team Building Activity

What is it?
A visual progress chart. The project-team uses post-it notes to write the tasks in succinct language. Then as the work goes from To-Do –> In Progress –> Complete they move the post-it notes as needed.

Solution Finding Stimulus Try the Other Side

We get stuck in the one direction or angle or surface of how we are currently doing things. This stuckness can cause us to push harder on the same thing. When a different, maybe better, result develops from reversing where to seek or initiate action.

Leveraging diversity to find what works and amplify it

I’m giving this talk / workshop in Atlanta Georgia. The client is looking for some academic & pragmatic ways to gather a wide variety of ideas, then create ways to implement the ideas. They are trying to shift the default mode of problem solving away from people who are senior or tenured within the organization.

Is your management Too Small or Big Enough?

We all have, a one time in our careers, had a manger who has less capable or as capable as us. While having a manager who has the same capability may sound nice, it creates tension.

What would cause an adult to desire no autonomy over their work?

A dependent system changes behavior to people who just want to be told what to do, so they can do it. If things go wrong – it is not their fault because they were just doing what they were told. If thing go well – it is not their fault because they were just doing what they were told.