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Standing Like a Mountain: Finding Your Core Strength as a Leader leadership organization change social change visualization

 

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...

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Empowering Leaders to Develop Their Own High-Performing Teams leadership team performance visual leadership

 

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.”

Devon Twyford

Leadership & Organization Developer, Humana

 

We worked with Devon Twyford at Humana to address the challenges she and the organization faced around teaming. Through...

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How Visionary Leaders Guide Their Organizations Through Change leadership organization change visual leadership

 

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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Leading By Not Knowing in Times of Uncertainty leadership organization 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...

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Dealing with Permanent In-betweenness leadership organization change

  

 

“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...

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Emerging Trends for the “New Normal” of Retention & Succession Management in 2021 leadership talent

 

Author: Mike Tarbell

 

Many leaders are striving to anticipate what the “new normal” will look like in 2021. We are seeing some emerging trends and predict that the health and safety, political, racial, environmental, and economic dynamics of 2020 will lead to some talent, retention, and succession issues that leaders must plan for in 2021 and beyond. COVID-19 has accelerated the need for a renewed focus on talent retention and succession, as turnover will most...

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Coro Staff Collaborate Virtually Across Centers leadership virtual collaboration

 

Author: David Sibbet

 

Coro has been a pioneer in experiential-leadership education since 1948. Well-known graduates, such as Senator Diane Feinstein and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, started their careers at Coro. As COVID-19 hit in March and shelter-in-place restrictions began, Coro centers across the country faced a challenge going virtual and asked The Grove for help. Coro needed to transform a high-engagement, face-to-face way of working to a virtual setting. They were also...

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