An Evening with Peter Senge

Last night I attended an evening talk with Peter Senge at Saint Mary's College near my home. If someone asks me when I first discovered my passion for organizational development work, I point to Peter Senge's masterful book, The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization. That was 25 years ago. I still... Continue Reading →

A Natural Learning Organization

I just finished reading Creativity, Inc., The story of Pixar Animation Studios written by one of its founders and current President Ed Catmull, along with Amy Wallace. Pixar, as a business organization, is a runaway success with top grossing movies beginning with Toy Story and forward with every movie released as a #1 hit. We know... Continue Reading →

I Believe, I Behave

Behavior.  It is what we witness every day in our work environment.  What are people doing?  What are we doing as observed by others?   Why do people behave the way they do?   Under the best circumstances behavior flows from core beliefs.   We take action based on what we believe to be true.   Beliefs can change. ... Continue Reading →

So Willingly Given

Margaret (Meg) Wheatley is a business theorist and connected to the Learning Organization theory and practice that serves as an influence for me. Much of her writing focuses on how we organize ourselves ... our communities and our business operations. She looks to nature for inspiration and even answers for how to organize. Very thought-provoking... Continue Reading →

Thursday Thought – Leadership Music

Note: Each Thursday I will post a little something to inspire us to finish the week strong. These posts will be either a quote, a piece of art, or short video. Congratulations, you made it over the hump and let's finish the week together. Years ago I attended a Systems Thinking conference focused on the... Continue Reading →

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