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A Deep Dive in the UN: The LDI in Service of Changing Leadership Culture

Reading Time: 2 minutes The LDI is being offered to selected leaders in the United Nations! Two of our most experienced Facilitators, Jean Ogilvie and Ingrid Richter both from Ottawa, have created a custom version called ‘Deep Dive’ that is having profound personal and organizational impact not only on the participants in the room but via ‘ripple effect’ outward into their departments in the UN.

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Creating and Leading a High-Performance, High-Commitment Organization

Reading Time: 8 minutes Creating and maintaining a high-performance high-commitment work team or organization may be the most important skill needed for successful managers and team leaders today.
Why? Because the continuous achievement of extraordinary results through people who are committed to a purpose beyond themselves is what most organizations are all about.

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Rules of Thumb for Change Agents

Reading Time: 4 minutes The following aphorisms are not so much bits of advice as things to think about when you are being a change agent, whether in your role as a manager or executive, a consultant – either internal or external – or as an organization or community development specialist. They are even likely to be useful when you are just being yourself trying to bring about something that involves other people making changes in the way they think or do something.

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Your Job as Self-Expression

Reading Time: 3 minutes Going back to my roots again, let’s take a look at the Genesis creation story in the Biblical material. (I’ll be translating from the original language—and taking some literary license, but we have to do that to get the essence of any ancient material.)

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Creativity

The Role of Chaos in Personal Transformation

Reading Time: 5 minutes As a change artist, whether I am working with individuals, groups or organizations, one approach is to figure out a way to get them to the point where they want something badly and don’t know how to get there, and are in fact, fed up. We need to create a situation where the client confronts the impasse which their situation represents.

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