Hyperobjects

Hyperobjects

Every time I turn around it feels like there’s another major, world-changing disruption! Pandemic. Climate change. Social justice. Economic disruption. It’s hard sometimes to just get through life with all
Public Art

Public Art

Wherever I go I look around me to see the local art. Above is a mural that is on display in a window in my hometown, DC. It encourages us
Candy

Candy

I have long marveled at the quintessential candy bars including the Hersheys, Reeses, Kit Kat, Milky Way, M&Ms, Snickers, Almond Joy, 3 Musketeers, Butterfinger, and on and on. You will
Foot Loose

Foot Loose

On Long Beach in Rockport, Mass, I was carrying my sandals and enjoying the cold surf on my bare feet. Outside my regular daily orbit, I had the chance to
Walking at Dawn

Walking at Dawn

Every morning my dog, Sita, and I take a long walk. It’s a special time for deep thoughts. There are many benefits I squeeze from our sunrise stroll. It gives

The Productive Zone of Disequilibrium

The Productive Zone of Disequilibrium

I discovered a tool that that is extraordinarily useful in my work with CEOs. This tool is called the Productive
Executive Presence

Executive Presence

Executive presence is a critical factor of leadership, but what it takes to create it is still up for discussion?
The Future of Meetings

The Future of Meetings

Many of my clients are involved in creating tomorrow’s meetings, and I serve on several task forces to design them.
Helping People Get It and Spread It

Helping People Get It and Spread It

Over the years, I’ve done a lot of change work, with both small companies where everyone is co-located and large
leadership strategy team

Building a Leadership Strategy Team for an Important Initiative

I do a lot of work on Grand Challenges – big, bold goals designed to change the world for the

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The Productive Zone of Disequilibrium

I discovered a tool that that is extraordinarily useful in my work with CEOs. This tool is called the Productive Zone of Disequilibrium, a term ...
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A Place for Everyone

I love that little guy in the picture above with his goggles on. A dog who has a job to do is a happy dog ...
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Executive Presence

Executive presence is a critical factor of leadership, but what it takes to create it is still up for discussion? Is it charisma, magnetism, inspiration, ...
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Companionship

That’s me with my dog, Leary, when I was 20. Leary lived with me in a one-room apartment above Iris’ Yarn Shop in Bloomington, Indiana, ...
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The Future of Meetings

Many of my clients are involved in creating tomorrow’s meetings, and I serve on several task forces to design them. As we plan future events, ...
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The Miraculous

Every summer I wait for the lightning bugs. They have arrived in DC. When I was a kid I loved them so much, their brightly ...
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Helping People Get It and Spread It

Over the years, I’ve done a lot of change work, with both small companies where everyone is co-located and large organizations where staff is distributed ...
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Soulful Moments

If we are fortunate, we “develop the imaginary resources to go through life and find the soulful moments,” as my close friend Kelly said so ...
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Building a Leadership Strategy Team for an Important Initiative

I do a lot of work on Grand Challenges – big, bold goals designed to change the world for the better – and they require ...
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Family

Every June my mother’s family has a reunion in Little Washington, Va. Usually, we have around 100, but this year was half that. The coronavirus ...
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Professional Communities Help Lead Change

I am engaged in a large-scale change initiative with a major institution. The work reminds me of the success I’ve had helping other organizations – ...
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The Fishing Trip

When I was 14 my father took me on a 2-week excursion into east Texas and Arkansas. We were living in Austin. One of our ...
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The Best Change Initiatives Spread Organically

I’ve had the opportunity to preside over ten large-scale change initiatives in complex decentralized organizations, some of which span the globe. One of the things ...
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Repairs

My wife and I were talking to our contractor about some house remodeling and my wife said casually, “Our house is falling apart.” “It is ...
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VT Invite to Innovation Panel June 9, 3 PM ET

INVITE June 9th Innovation Panel. Register here. No charge. Associations must innovate, yet not every association takes it seriously. Innovation should never stop, and with all ...
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