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Can Appreciative Inquiry Help You Build a More Creative Solution?

Can Appreciative Inquiry help you develop your next creative solution?

Can Appreciative Inquiry help you develop your next creative solution?

What’s the one hallmark skill of most breakthrough organizations? Why do some organizations continue to expand and grow no matter what the economy is doing? I believe successful organizations are better at helping their clients solve their bigger challenges. I wondered can Appreciative Inquiry help your team build more creative solutions?

Many successful managers are great at solving problems. However, they struggle when put into situations of rapid change and unclear organizational objectives. Today’s uncertainty has challenged the way we look at our problems. Read More…

What’s Your Biggest Risk in Life and Business?

Why is risk a four letter word?

Why is risk a four letter word?

Serving leaders take many risks in the pursuit of a larger purpose. Why do so few accomplish what they want in life? I think it’s because they don’t risk being all they can be. They spend their lives trying to be someone they are not. Risk takes many forms. Let me share several ideas to help take the risk out of your life. Read More…

How Do You Expand Your Vision of the World?

How do you expand your vision of the world?

How do you expand your vision of the world?

How do you take your vision to a higher level? What do you need from a coach if you hope to begin connecting the dots and seeing the bigger picture? Over the past 20 years, I’ve helped my clients develop their intuition and show them connect the dots. This becomes more important as we move along as a society. Serving leaders need to develop the more creative side of their business capabilities. If you want to expand your view of what’s happening around you, you must be willing to work to expand the way you see the possibilities. Read More…

How Do We Create a More Engaging Conversation?

How do we create an engaging conversation?

How do we create an engaging conversation?

Last week, we talked about helping others expand and grow. This week, we help you develop your own engaging conversation. You should understand if there are a hundred people trying to engage each other, they will connect in a hundred different ways. I’ve found people who can help others expand and grow, do it through building trust with the other person. They must be good at engaging people where they are and not where you would like them to be. Read More…

How Expanding Others Can Help You Reach the Stars!

How can expanding others help them reach the stars?

How can expanding others help them reach the stars?

Earlier this week, we talked briefly about expansion. Today, I want to give you a process that helps you engage and empower the people around you. I call this process expanding and it’s designed to help you be a true serving leader. Serving leadership is based on the idea that you help others expand their capabilities and possibilities.

In the past, growing was very hard work and it took a long time. Today, with all our connectivity and collaboration capabilities, we are able to do incredible things together. Read More…

How Can Serving Entrepreneurs Become More Creative?

How Can You Become More Creative?

How Can You Become More Creative?

I spend significant time working with clients on their strategic thinking. Many of my best clients are CEOs and Managing Directors who are paid for their decision making abilities. As their coach, I am challenged to help them make their best decisions. How can I help them move from their pragmatic side to become more intuitive in their decision making processes? What have I learned in working with many of the world’s best strategic thinkers? How to help them become more creative! Read More…

How Do You Leverage Your Team to Make Better Decisions?

How do you get your team involved in making better decisions?

How do you get your team involved in making better decisions?

Earlier this week we talked about why people struggle to make better decisions. Today, we give you several tools that help you increase the speed and effectiveness of your decision making process. Today serving leaders are faced with more and more decisions than in the past as the speed of business increases. They need better planning tools to make better decisions.

If you hope to be an effective leader you must maximize the value of team input in your decision making. Read More…

How Do You Become a Stronger Decision Maker?

How Do You Become a Stronger Decision Maker?

How Do You Become a Stronger Decision Maker?

In the age of big data, it is critical that leaders become better decision makers. In the past, good decision making was based on knowing what wasn’t there and how to better manage between potential risks and rewards. As we enter the age of big data and artificial intelligence, leaders are overwhelmed by how much information is available before they make a decision.

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What Will Serving Leadership Look Like in Year 2020?

What Will Serving Leadership Look Like in Year 2020?

What Will Serving Leadership Look Like in Year 2020?

So what does the next generation of business leadership look like? Who will be the big winners in the connected global economy? I’m always asked what qualities I should be developing in our future leaders. As I work with clients on development, succession, and exit plans, the more I’m struck by who will be leading the next generation of business around the world. My answer?  Its women! Now, before I get half my readers tuning out, let me share with you what management and leadership skills will be required in 2020. Though 2020 seems like a long way off, it will get here sooner than you think. Here’s how our future serving leaders in 2020 will succeed! Read More…

Bringing New Board Members on Board

How can stories make your new board member welcome?

How can stories make your new board member welcome?

You’ve been wooing her for months, and finally she says yes. Congratulations! You have a new Board member.

What does your Board member need to know, and how will he or she find out?

Of course, you should share official documents. For nonprofits, those might include the by-laws, descriptions of the Board’s and the Executive Director’s responsibilities, the strategic plan, the budget, and the annual report. Read More…

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