Glenna Gerard

Glenna Gerard

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Glenna supports leaders in growing their self- and collective leadership skills. She draws on her expertise in self-awareness and emotional intelligence, productive dialogue, and strategic and systemic thinking to create strong results through engagement and collaboration. Glenna is the creator of WalkaboutswthGlenna These guided retreats develop the high levels of self-awareness and ability to discern what is needed at any moment that leaders require to move with purpose and conviction to create the outcomes they envision. Glenna has worked in a variety of leadership positions, including product development, sales, and business management. She pioneered the development and application of dialogue, and brings years of experience leading, facilitating, coaching and designing to her work. Glenna is co-author of the book Dialogue: Rediscover the Transforming Power of Conversation, John Wiley & Sons, 1998. She is also a student of indigenous earth wisdom frameworks originating from the Mayan and pre-Mayan peoples of Central America. Glenna has presented at numerous local and national conferences for professional associations, including TEC, The Systems Thinking in Action Conference, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, American Society for Training and Development, Association for Quality and Participation, Organization Development Network, ASQC, International Conference of Work Teams, International Association of Facilitators, National Conference on Peace and Conflict Resolution, and the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Glenna holds a BS in Applied Biology and Chemical Engineering from Columbia University.

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Flexing a Different Conversational “Muscle”: The Practice of Dialogue

Today, many management theorists and practitioners argue that organizations are attempting to move from one paradigm, or worldview, to another (see “How Dialogue Supports …