Leadership must foster innovation
The way of innovation is a call for the kind of leadership that fosters imagination and collective creativity throughout the organization.
Ensuring Sustainable Social Impact
What do you do when you realize the monumental project you have undertaken will have to be finished without you? This was the question Antoni Gaudi faced when the architect realized his great work, the Sagrada Familia, would not be finished in his lifetime. His solution is one that is still available to us...
Reflections on Champions for Change 2015
One of the biggest lessons I’ve walked away with this week is about perspective. A bird’s eye view—the kind that shows us the big picture, keeps our priorities straight, and identifies new opportunities—is critical when you’re working in collaborative strategies and the health system.
"Mankind is between stories. Through the centuries we have evolved from hunter-gatherers to the agricultural age of settlement and stability, to the industrial age and the age of information and technology, to what we may now call the ‘biological age’."
I had been searching for training on leadership and conflict resolution to help deepen my capacity to create union materials around these topics, and there it was!
If you think the system is working, ask someone who isn't. A personal reflection on an early introduction to individuals and systems.
Wednesday, Oct. 8/14
What factors characterize collective impact?
NINE THINGS WE MUST STOP DOING!
This piece is about our practice as community workers, our mindset, our tendencies to resist the transformative leap. Sometimes it feels like we are standing on the edge of convention, a wide chasm between us and the “New World,” and looking down at the gremlins of risk and failure.
Summary of a Grounded Theory Study
Some common sense reminders about being a leader
Over the years I have been blessed to work with many different leaders and to hold leadership positions myself. Here a few tips I have picked up along the way.
Individuals, organizations and networks are living with unprecedented social complexity requiring more attention than ever on fostering resiliency at all levels to not only thrive, but survive. Leadership is a way to bridge fostering individual and organizational reslience to deal with this complexity.
Must Have Qualities and Attributes
Being ready for school is something we all should think about. True leadership means a real commitment to learning. So it's important to ask yourself, are you ready to roll up your sleeves and do the work - on yourself?