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Accountability Leadership

What comes to mind when you hear the word “accountability”? If it is something along the lines of “who gets the blame,” “being called …

Using Stories to Spark Organizational Change

Much has been written about how stories have been used to celebrate and strengthen an existing culture. Stories provide continuity in our lives, conveying …

Strategic Questions: Engaging People’s Best Thinking

Stop asking so many questions,” many children hear at home. “Don’t give me the question, give me the answer,” many students hear at school.

Consultants as Problem Solvers or Capacity Builders?

As we seek ways to cope with the increasing rate and complexity of change affecting our businesses, many of us have begun to recognize …

Leading Ethically Through Foresight

Rereading Robert Greenleaf ’s renowned 1970 essay “The Servant As Leader” is always an exercise in humility for me. His writings are a constant …

Systems Learning for “Error-Free” Performance at Colonial Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline Company, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, operates the largest-volume refined petroleum products pipeline system in the world. Stretching from Houston, Texas, to Linden, …

Mindshift on Meetings—Part 2

Let’s say that we have reinvested ourselves in meetings as an integral part of our work and taken responsibility for being present and active …

The Power of “And”: Fostering Creative Teams at Hydro Aluminum

How can we inspire individuals to contribute value to the whole company and not just their group or department? In 1998, Marianne M. Aamodt …

Collective Leadership: A Process for Dialogue-Based Profound Change

One afternoon in May 1992, a teenage boy walked into Morning Star Baptist Church in Boston, MA, to attend a classmate’s funeral. Some gang …

Transformation of Ethos at the U.S. National Security Agency

In January 2000, the director of the National Security Agency (NSA), Lieutenant General Michael V. Hayden, engaged the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL) to …