As I have interacted with people over the past months, one consistent topic tends to emerge; the phenomena of people leaving their current jobs. Labeled as the ‘great resignation’ it seems almost every organization has felt the impact. The great resignation is a result, a consequence of something, it is not just randomly happening. What that something can be described … Read More
Coaching – The Rise of Immersion
Our last 2 posts have dealt with changes that we see as needed and inevitable as the world of coaching changes. These two posts can be read here: The Socialization of Coaching and Coaching – The Decline of Analysis . This post focuses on the real challenge and need for the coach to immerse themselves in the context and process of … Read More
What would a 285 Year Old Tree Say to YOU?
I had the wonderful opportunity to work with a group of people a couple of weeks ago in a quaint retreat area about an hour outside of Paris, France. This is an extended development initiative with a version of an action learning design and this was one of the initial sessions. The retreat itself is surrounded by wonderful trees and … Read More
Balancing the Psychological and the Social
This post was originally published in the TMS Learning Exchange – December 2012. We seem to live in quite a ‘psychological’ world. A world where everyone understands the words ‘ego’, ‘personality’, ‘psyche’, ‘identity’, ‘self’ and so many other words and phrases that, in some way or other, have a sense of individual creation and then ownership attached to them. The … Read More
Back to School – What Will You Be Learning This Year?
For many of us there is a different energy in the air this time of year as ‘back to school’ activities begin to happen. Perhaps it’s finding some cool new back to school clothes, wondering if your best friend will be in your class, and as we get older perhaps wondering what life will be like as we go to … Read More
More Interaction, More Change
Most current perspectives on the future of organizations will begin with comments on the accelerating pace of change. The consequential generation of ideas for dealing with these phenomena focuses on leadership, management, technology, character, relationship and just about any other topic of interest. I think it is very important to make sure we scratch hard at the surface of these ideas and … Read More
Bark, Skin and Cedar – The Land as Teacher
In just a few days now I will head off with my son to the mid Ontario wilderness. We will spend a week paddling, portaging, sweating, swimming, being amazed and being bitten by bugs. But right now I’m writing this blog post and beside me is the book, Bark, Skin and Cedar – Exploring the Canoe in Canadian Experience by … Read More
The Complexity of Good Interactions
I had the opportunity and pleasure of spending last evening with a group of HR professionals in our city of London, Ontario. I had been asked to come and talk a little about our approach to understanding organizations and what we call our infinity interaction process. Other things were happening at this get together. There was celebration of the work … Read More