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What Else is Possible?
Improvement, Leadership, Questions

Ask This Question When Something Goes Wrong


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David Marquet is the author of Turn the Ship Around: How to Create Leadership at Every Level, and a former nuclear submarine captain. His website is called Intent Based Leadership.  Captain David Marquet imagines a workplace where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over

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Improvement, Leadership, Transformation

Create a Collective View of the Future that Everyone Can Relate to with Value Stream Mapping


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Karen Martin is the president of The Karen Martin Group. The mission of Karen’s firm is to improve the well-being of individuals, organizations, and the planet through Lean Enterprise transformations. She’s also the author of the Shingo Prize award-winning books, Value Stream Mapping and The Outstanding Organization. We have read both of her books and

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Awareness, Collective Intelligence, What else is possible?

The wisdom begins in wonder. ~ Socrates


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Creating Wisdom in the Workplace with The Wonder Method™ Earlier this year we discovered Alain Herriott and The Wonder Method™. The Wonder Method™ is a simple and powerful method that anyone can use to bring about real and positive change in themselves and others. We believe The Wonder Method™ is one of the simplest and

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Collective Intelligence

Aggregating & Leveraging Organizational Intelligence


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My Interview with Rod Collins, Author of Wiki Management and Director of Innovation at Optimity Advisors. Rod is also the former chief operating executive of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program. Bill: What is your best improvement strategy that has worked well for you or your clients? Rod: The best improvement strategy goes back

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Awareness, Collective Intelligence, Leadership, Quiet Change

Forward-Thinking Ways to Work Differently & Accelerate Engagement


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There’s something going on here beyond what you see and experience every day. There’s more to life than just a career, a mortgage, a family, two cars in the garage and showing up for work because you need to pay the bills. “The way we’re going to ratchet up our species is to take the

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Awareness, Collective Intelligence, Leadership, Questions, Quiet Change, Reflection, What else is possible?

Announcing Our Presentation for DC SPIN on November 4, 2015


How can we create a workplace where more voices matter, people thrive & find meaning & change happens naturally? Businesses continue to flock to the latest improvement solution to gain greater profitability, quality and market share, yet employee engagement remains at historically low levels that will undermine any improvement effort. Management and employees alike are

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Questions, Reflection, Tip

Choose to Take a More REFLECTIVE Perspective – Tip #5


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IMAGE: “ALGO PERSONAL” by Alex Alemany. www.alexalemany.com ・email: alex@alexalemany.com. Photo courtesy of the Artist. Used with the artist’s permission. Tip #5 Capture Your Ideas & Create Your Own Reality When you start asking more questions, the answers will appear at inopportune or unexpected moments. Sleeping. Driving. Running. Cooking. Doing chores or simply staring at the bottom

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Awareness, Highlights, Leadership, Reflection

Our favorite highlights from Twan van de Kerkhof’s book The You of Leadership


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You can purchase and find more information on Twan’s book, The YOU of Leadership: An Intuitive Approach to Effective Business Leadership on Amazon if you are interested. Read our 5 star review there too. Author calls for more institutions to “start the journey inside.” This would enable the capacity for accessing tacit knowing that can be used for

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