Archive for October, 2014

Starting a Conversation at STIA + DC 2014: using narrative change methodologies to drive cultural transformation

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

STIA + 2104

Want to stir up some synapses? Please consider joining me at STIA + DC 2014 in Washington, D.C., to participate in an amazing learning and community experience. The STIA + DC 2014 Systems Thinking in Action conference is shaping up to be an extraordinary gathering of business and community leaders, OD practitioners and educators from all over the globe, under the stewardship of Temenos enterprise transformation consultant Siraj Sirajuddin, ABC Connects founder Carol Gorelick, Creating Clarity  founder Jean Tully, STIA + NOW host and In Essence  founder Chris Clark and other conference weavers.

I will be co-presenting with keynoter David Stein, CEO of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics’ Point of Care business. His incredible team of culture change ambassadors—the COMMSquad—will be presenting an inspired collaborative learning session, too. (more…)

Call for Stories

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Call for Stories

I’ve heard from many of you with your work stories for Talk to Me, and I thank you for sharing them. Some of you want a better idea of the kinds of stories I’m looking for.

I want to hear the full range of your experiences—from happy to horror, your triumphs and your trials! Your stories will help inform and illustrate the chapters in my book. (more…)

Taking Time to Think is Truly a Gift

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Thinking of the Big Idea

A benefit of writing a book is that I can legitimately take time to think.

I don’t know many people who feel they can take the time to really think. Do nothing but think. Not just an afternoon or a weekend, but months even.

Like many of you, I had been double/triple timing it for years.  Going back to grad school, starting a family practice and then evolving that practice into CorpTalk, all while bringing up my daughter as part of a larger, active and loving family.

Once I was certain my daughter was set to graduate college and all tuition and living costs had been paid, I pulled the plug. I stopped pursuing business— which is a little scary for any business owner—and started thinking. Really thinking about the things I feel are most important.

So that is precisely the gift I gave to myself this year and the one I wish for each of you: sufficient time to think. (more…)