Is it too easy or difficult to oppose you? Three ways to appropriate engage tough conversations

When people work with you, is it too easy or too difficult to oppose you?   Indicators it's too easy to oppose you At the first sign of opposition, you Yield your position Change your position State that you're probably not qualified to speak on the issue anyway Look to align with the predominant view [...]

Is it too easy or difficult to oppose you? Three ways to appropriate engage tough conversations2016-05-27T06:47:12-04:00

Discover the power of collective ingenuity

Adapted from the book, Tribal Alchemy: Turning What You Have Into What You Need. (2016). Dave Fleming. A Tribal Alchemy Resource.   We’ve got to figure out a way to put a square peg in a round hole.   Deep into the Apollo 13 crisis, this iconic mandate was given to a group of NASA [...]

Discover the power of collective ingenuity2016-05-25T06:59:58-04:00

Leading change? Avoid the mistake that thwarts progress

Frustrated Frank:   I really wish you would’ve let me know before you made that decision.   Hard Charging Hanna: Sorry. I thought we were moving forward based on my conversation with  Joe.   Frustrated Frank:   Well, Joe didn’t have all the information when you talked with him. This affects my team in big time. In [...]

Leading change? Avoid the mistake that thwarts progress2016-05-20T08:13:06-04:00

Increase Tribal Alchemy Through Personal Creativity

A number of years ago a friend asked me to speak to her college art class about artful living. The college was located in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I arrived early—which seems to be a dysfunction of mine— and decided to walk around the streets of the city. At one point, I noticed a cluster of [...]

Increase Tribal Alchemy Through Personal Creativity2016-05-06T06:49:01-04:00

Strategy and Design Tip: Get Clear on what you want before you decide what to do

For decades, the focus of strategic planners has been the creation of measurable activities in the pursuit of a goal. Sounds great. The only trouble is that the "desired outcomes" (of a group) often remain unclear or misaligned. And when desired outcomes are unclear or misaligned, measurable action is unlikely to get people what they [...]

Strategy and Design Tip: Get Clear on what you want before you decide what to do2016-05-04T06:10:27-04:00

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