BMW has a “living history” museum. American airlines has a museum tracing back its history 80 years. Goldman Sachs employed anthropologists to unearth key themes of its history. The following blog post explores what these companies already know: the critical role history plays in leading change. (click to continue reading)

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“It is often stated, more as conventional wisdom than verifiable truth, that history repeats itself…History never repeats itself because every historical moment is unique. Nevertheless, the process of history does admit to a poetic quality that more accurately depicts its true character. History rhymes -- not repeats -- in revealing parallels between the events, actors, and outcomes from different periods. Implicit in this approach is the idea that the subject of history is not only continuity, but also that history is about development and change.” The following blog series builds on Professor Gary Field's eloquent point about the rhyme of history and dives deep on a topic often neglected when leading organization change. (Click to continue reading) Read more >
Recently I co-facilitated a webinar examining the intersection of 360 Degree Feedback and Psychological Type. Listen to a discussion about the fundamentals of 360 Feedback, LeaderNation's 6 Coaching competencies, and how to leverage the MBTI when discussing feedback reports. (Click for more info) Read more >
360 degree feedback and assessments of psychological type such as the MBTI are among the most common and influential techniques for driving personal and organization development efforts. However the intersection of these two tools is rarely addressed. Below are points everyone should know. (Click for more). Read more >
In Part 2 of this blog series we turn our attention to another powerful and popular tool called 360 degree feedback. Four best-practices are identified and the wisdom of targeting behaviors is illustrated by discussing a conflict that happened to me at work.
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