Consideration Practice

Consideration Practice

Every type of education and research exists on the topics of values and ethics. Ironically, it is all too frequent that one experiences ill behaviors in situations where it is not necessary. Unfortunately, it is too easy to find relationships, groups and organizations with these toxic mannerisms. Rather than extensive workshops about values and ethics, a gentle practice of consideration… Read More

Underground Network

Underground Network

The title, Underground Network, might sound a clandestine or malicious; but it isn’t. It is a term borrowed from the plant world. Grounded Change reflects upon a wide breadth of knowledge including the wisdom in nature. Lessons learned and borrowed from nature sustain the practices employed for change efforts. In this post we see how life in… Read More

Humble Politics

Humble Politics

Generally, the term politics is one that is never explained or defined. Everyone carries their assumption of what the term is. Interestingly, there are meanings for the concept. To some the word, politics, infers no-holds-barred power plays; political battles fought to achieve a goal regardless of the costs. Contrasting, is the understanding that politics refers to a person or… Read More

Social Intelligence of Dolphins

Social Intelligence of Dolphins

Learning from those who have greater intelligence is wisdom. Dolphins have greater intelligence than we humans because their brains are larger. A chief function of their brain is to relate to others for both survival and for pleasure. This greater brain informs our own social intelligence in different ways. First, their sense of connection to the… Read More

Collaboration Skills

Collaboration Skills

Collaboration is often misunderstood. Many think it is the best method of achieving goals for all situations. While collaboration is often desired for its merits in teamwork, creativity and productivity, it is not always the best form to produce desired results. Whenever a process or project is repeated frequently, complicated, rapid, electronic collaboration is not the tool of choice.… Read More

Collaboration

Collaboration

Collaboration is often desired for members to share their creativity and activities. It is considered efficient. This post presents a working definition for the term, collaboration, followed by the benefits and limitations of collaboration. Suggestions for improvement follow in a future post. COLLABORATION SPECIFICATIONS The concept, collaboration, has three consistent ramifications. The first thing to keep in mind is that… Read More

The Art Form of Change

The Art Form of Change

Productive change is a both scientific and an art form.  Scientifically-gifted change agents best-practices include these skills: distinguish organizational roles, reflect upon change models, implement change processes, and measure outcomes from change efforts. Artful change engages collaboration beyond the accepted domains for creative solutions. Artful change agents observe the colors of change, touch textures of change, shape forms of change… Read More

Change Agents Who SEE

Change Agents Who SEE

Everyone is on their soapbox chattering about change. However, all the talk can be anathema to effective change. There is an important distinction between marketing change and the behaviors of change. This warrants review of the how one’s perception of their role of change agent can strengthen their ability to navigate and enhance skills. Three key skills for change… Read More

REsolve New Year

REsolve New Year

New Year’s is a traditional time to set new goals and to implement changes. Here are a few non-traditional tips to consider as you take on this process: Inspiration Mandatory New Year’s resolutions must be inspiring. If they are not and you truly want to reach the goal, then begin to create an association with some part of the… Read More

Interdependence

Interdependence

Productive interdependence moves relationships from protection to possibility. Exploration of this topic includes an understanding of how our traditional independent mindset is outdated, the need for greater skills to accomplish goals, forecast, inquiry and inspiration. Traditional Approach: Independence The foundation of our society is built on the self-determination and survival. Independence has important benefits. It… Read More

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