Author: David Sibbet
As the sun rose over the south shoulder of Mt. Shasta on the fourth morning of my vision quest solo, I found myself doing the “Standing Like a Mountain” pose. The theme of constancy in the face of change emerged as a big takeaway from days of reflection, and I would like to share some of that thinking.
Shasta felt almost like a partner on this quest, as my purpose circle looked directly across a large meadow and up to the peak. On the last night...
“Many leaders across the company were looking to increase team engagement and find ways to support their teams in meeting goals. We were getting multiple requests for this type of team performance support, and we just didn’t have the capacity to facilitate all of these teams.”
Leadership & Organization Developer, Humana
We worked with Devon Twyford at Humana to address the challenges she and the organization faced around teaming. Through...
As the pandemic transforms into a new normal, organizations will rely on visionary leaders who are skillful at navigating change.
What is Visionary Leadership?
Visionary leaders' essential capability is being able to connect to their own north-star vision (a general direction or calling, if you will) and simultaneously being able to engage the larger organization in a change journey to find out what it will take to develop and realize a shared vision.
Because all change...
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Author: Bobby Pardini, President of The Grove
“I’m not sure what will happen next.”
With all of the uncertainty and disruption taking place in our lives, the above statement might seem a bit obvious. Yet, there is power in saying the words, especially in the context of leading teams and organizations. I have discovered this first-hand as my role at The Grove has forced me to reconcile the responsibilities of leading an...
“One of the things that I love about working this way … is it destabilizes all the habituation that we have. If there’s a big chart in the room that is reflecting what everybody’s thinking, nobody really knows how to game that very effectively. I mean, you’ve got to actually listen to each other.”
“In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between them, there are doors.”
― William Blake
As we enter the third year of living with the pandemic, it seems that we are in a state of permanent liminality, caught in the space between "what was" and "what will become." Liminal comes from the Latin word limen, meaning threshold, like the sill of a doorway, or the point of entrance to a building. In change...
Author: Trent Wakenight
When we are lost in the woods, the sight of a signpost is a great matter.
C. S. Lewis
The past 20 months have been like being dropped into a forest without a map. As darkness falls, panic sets in, and a pathway forward fades from view. Finding a clearing in the woods becomes the number one priority, as one literally can’t see the forest for the trees.
As leaders are reluctant to aim for the outer edge of the forest,...
Authors: Gisela Wendling Ph.D. and David Sibbet
When COVID shutdowns came in March of 2020, Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Extended University, which had become peripheral to the main colleges, realized it was time to reinvent itself. The rapidly shifting landscape of a new, all virtual world, trends in lifelong professional development, and increasing demand meant the college needed to align internal and external stakeholders behind a powerful vision. The process was...
What are the essential ingredients for successful collaboration in hybrid meetings? There’s certainly alchemy in a face-to-face meeting; the challenge is leveraging that energy and keeping online participants engaged. Done well, hybrid meetings combine the best features of both meeting types: in-person communication and virtual meeting benefits for inclusion, information sharing and interactivity. If anything, hybrid meetings have expanded the value of using...