Tag: dialogue

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Dialogue-Based Forums for Healthcare Organizations

Although people in most industries can fall prey to organizational dynamics based on advocacy, power and control, personal agendas, and blame, nowhere is this …

Picture This: Using Learning Pictures to Create Shared Mindset

When interviewed recently about the making of the 1971 film “Duel,” Steven Spielberg spoke about the impossibly tight schedule that the studio had imposed …

Minnesota Takes the Long View of Its Solid Waste System

In January 2000, Minnesota’s Office of Environmental Assistance (MN OEA) began to investigate creative solutions to the state’s growing problems with solid waste disposal.

Holistic Change: Creating Organizational and Individual Alignment at Genuity

Conventional wisdom says that 70 percent or more of business change efforts, such as process reengineering, fail to meet their objectives. Why? Because these …

We Have to Talk: A Checklist for Difficult Conversations

Think of a conversation you’ve been putting off. Got it? Great. Then let’s go. There are dozens of books on the topic of difficult, …

The Path of Creative Disruption: A Foundation for Sustainable Change

Sustainable change happens when people begin to see the world differently. It takes only a momentary abandonment of longstanding beliefs and assumptions for this …

Forging Sustainable Solutions to Complex Problems

The next time you are involved in a seemingly unbreakable impasse, think about the dilemma faced by South Africans in the early 1990s. After …

A or B?

Sometimes, you simply have to choose. Do I send my child to this day care or that one? Do I buy this new car …

Birthing the Future Together Through Conversation

Written in short essay form, Margaret Wheatley’s latest book, Turning to One Another (BerrettKoehler, 2002), invites us to talk about what we truly care …

Facilitating Constructive Meetings

Have you ever dared to count the amount of time you spend in meetings every month? Staff meetings, supervision, board meetings, work groups, strategic …