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Strengthen The Muscle

January 01, 2015 Topics: Agile Leadership Culture and Change

In this issue Sharon wraps up her thoughts on the neurobiology of resilience, and what that might mean for us on the day-to-day level.

Just Another Buzzword?

November 12, 2014 Topics: Agile Leadership Culture and Change

In this issue Sharon takes another look at an ancient idea so central to today’s business world that it is in danger of drowning in buzz – yet most struggle with understanding it: resilience.

Sound Familiar?

September 12, 2014 Topics: Leadership Gender

In this issue Sharon returns to the challenges and opportunities that directly involve half of America’s workforce, but indirectly involve every last one of us. We’re talking about women, and how women continue to work and lead, forever changing the business landscape.

We’ll All Get There Together

May 12, 2014 Topics: Agile Leadership Culture and Change

In this issue we talk about the importance of creating learning organizations, along with a specific application of this – the Agile Fluency Project.

The Commitment to Lifelong Learning

April 12, 2014 Topics: Leadership Culture and Change

How do you develop the agility and flexibility to make the personal shifts and organizational changes that are required to move the seed of a good idea into a thriving organization?

How Does Your Team or Organization Learn?

February 12, 2014 Topics: Agile Teams Retrospectives Culture and Change

In this issue we talk more about retrospectives and ask you for help – tell us what you’ve learned about learning and reflection in leadership and organization.

The Role of the Coach

December 12, 2013 Topics: Coaching Developing People

In this issue we tell a story about the power of coaching and how it fits into the larger picture of organizational excellence.

Agile Fluency

November 12, 2013 Topics: Agile Teams

In this issue we tell a story about running into obstacles on your way to adopting Agile, and share a Path to Agile Fluency.

Now What?

October 12, 2013 Topics: Retrospectives Leadership Human Systems Dynamics

In this issue we tell a story about stepping back from the daily chaos and asking a few simple questions to find your way forward.

Hold Infinity in The Palm of Your Hand

August 12, 2013 Topics: Leadership Culture and Change Human Systems Dynamics

In this issue we focus our spotlight on taking a systems-oriented view of your organization, through the lens of infinite and finite games.

Teams and Leaders: Know Thyselves

June 12, 2013 Topics: Teams Coaching Developing People

Many of us are focused on organizational change – but sometimes we forget how important individual growth can be, especially when old habits or perspectives hold leaders back from fully supporting initiatives that they’ve begun themselves. In this issue’s feature article Sharon talks about a cutting edge tool for helping leaders to “know thyself.”

A Good Ending – Disbanding the Team

May 12, 2013 Topics: Agile Teams Leadership Culture and Change

Many of us are focused on making great beginnings – but sometimes we forget how important endings can be. In this issue’s feature article Diana talks about how to skillfully bring a team’s life to a close.

Spring Blooms, and So Do Opportunities for Learning

April 12, 2013 Topics: Developing People People & Places

In this issue you’ll find discussion on the many opportunities for professional growth and networking as you navigate the complexity of today’s organizational landscape; we’ve also just begun the third season of our podcast series, Partnerships and Possibilities, and we include some highlights.

Building in the Jungle of Complexity

March 12, 2013 Topics: Human Systems Dynamics

In this issue you’ll find discussion on the challenge of leading amidst the complexity of today’s organizational change, opportunities for learning more about complexity and leadership, and highlights from our podcast series, Partnerships and Possibilities.

Retrospectives: A Tool for Continuous Improvement

January 12, 2013 Topics: Retrospectives

In this newsletter we highlight Retrospectives, a work process that can set any team or organization on the track to mastery of the skills necessary to thrive.