Questions

Interview, Questions

How to Uncover Better Ideas & Move Forward in 2017


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seeing beyond questions Anyone who has known me for any length of time knows that I talk a lot about the power of good questions. Powerful open-ended questions were at the heart of my first interview series 5 Minutes to Process Improvement Success. And they are at the heart of CONTAINER13 and the Exploring Forward-Thinking Workplaces™

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Interview, Leadership, Questions

How Important Is It for Leadership to Facilitate Engagement?


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In responding to a question in a recent interview with Tom Cagley, VP at DCG Software Value, Cagley suggested that it’s “important for an organization to facilitate engagement by the way they manage.” Cagley’s recommendation was based in part on his earlier statement that:  Things that get people engaged are important because it pays off

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Leadership, Questions, Reflection

Behind the Scenes Look at Exploring Forward-Thinking Workplaces™


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Over the past seven years, I’ve interviewed a lot of people—over 90 when I add them all up. I still remember the very first interview I ever did. The person I interviewed, who I thought I knew very well, completely surprised me with the insights and wisdom she shared. It was truly a remarkable experience

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Interview, Leadership, Questions

Where Does Employee Engagement Come From?


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In our recent interview at Exploring Forward-Thinking Workplaces™, I was intrigued by something Susan Taylor, Managing Partner at Generon International said: “Leaders have blindly bought into this idea that employee engagement and happiness come from what happens inside the office. When in fact—engagement and happiness come from what happens inside the employee. “ Why do

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Questions, Transformation

13 Questions That Might Trigger You to Show Up Differently Today


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About a month ago a CEO from another company took an interest in our work. He wanted to help us clarify our message, so we could help more people and organizations. Out of that conversation came the phrase Forward-Thinking Intelligence™. As an introduction, we decided wouldn’t it be great to have a way to introduce

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Awareness, Leadership, Lean, Questions, Transformation

Did We Get the Results We Expected to Get?


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Bill:  Welcome to our interview with Jamie Flinchbaugh. He is Co-founder of the Lean Learning Center and author of the book, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lean. I recently read his book and it was apparent to me that he brings a lot of experience in lean transformation as both a practitioner and as a facilitator.

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Improvement, Leadership, Questions

How to Truly Transform by Relentlessly Asking, “Who am I?”


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Welcome to our interview with August Turak. August is an Author with Columbia Business School Publishing & Contributing Writer at Forbes Magazine. He is a successful entrepreneur, corporate executive, and award-winning author who attributes much of his success to living and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey for seventeen years. He is also the author

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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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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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