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Friday, August 15, 2014
Many people confuse Holacracy with sociocracy and other systems. History of Holacracy®: Discovery of an Evolutionary Algorithm, is an excellent article that clarifies what Holacracy is and how it came into being. As this is an excerpt from Brian Roberston's upcoming book, Holacracy®: Evolution for Organizations, there's more to come!
If you want to know more about Holacracy contact us! We are certified practitioners and trained coaches in Holacracy.
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Thursday, July 3, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014
Artistic? Maybe...or maybe you just haven't yet built the skills and confidence to apply a brush, play a tune or pop a move. The important thing is that we use our brains, bodies and spirits to learn and evolve.
Why is creativity so important to leadership?
At the 60th anniversary conference of the Creative Problem Solving Institute, over 500 educators and innovation practitioners came together to learn and share facilitation, coaching and leadership practices. Participants from companies like Proctor & Gamble and Seimens along with international governments, NGOs and consultants met in University of Buffalo classrooms. We came to learn from creativity and innovation experts, as well as from each other.
Leanna Murphy Dono is an energetic, skilled and supportive teacher. She makes graphic recording looks easy by breaking down the process into simple strokes. She had lots of tips for ease and effectiveness...right down to the kinds of pens and tape that work best.
My role was to give examples of how I use graphic facilitation in my work in organizations, helping teams see the big picture and co-creating a vision of the future.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
After describing the many problems in the system, she spotlights innovative solutions and programs that are already yielding results in building healthy communities and organizations. She makes a business case and raises a challenge to use the power of ideas and synergies to build a more healthy society. She invites a conversation that creates connections and leverages alliances.
We need more effective storytellers like Risa to weave the web of integrated healthy organizations, communities and countries. Nurses and other health care providers need to step up and speak up in conversations with business, education and political leaders as well as with the communities they serve. By their own account, many nurses admit that their perspectives and insights have not been well represented in high level discussions and policy making. Many of them are now ready to step up to leadership and just need to be prepared and given opportunities to serve on boards and leadership teams.
Working with the CT League for Nursing, the CT Nursing Workforce Center and the CT Action Coalition, I am designing a program to prepare nurses to sit at leadership and policy-making tables.
The Institute of Nursing Leadership & Innovation equips current and emerging nursing leaders with essential leadership skills, proven processes and resources to contribute to the evolution of healthy, resilient communities.
We just launched the program at the Nursing Workforce Centers Forum in Hartford. Essential Skills for 21st Century Nurse Leaders will be held in July 2014 with an exclusive Nurse Leadership Roundtable launching in October. For more information about these and future leadership programs, contact us at 413.522.0811.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Ingrid will be presenting at the Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI) conference on June 18th-22nd, 2014, which is coming up fast! This year will be CPSI's 60th anniversary, making it the longest continuing creativity conference in the world. World-class facilitators join together to create an active learning environment, teaching ways to maximize creative thinking and innovation skills to move to the next level. The entire experience is focused on helping move ideas into action, get a chance to meet with top business leaders, educators, practitioners and learners from all over the world to build your personal network!
To learn more about the CPSI conference click HERE!
Ingrid will be co-creating an integrative workshop on visual facilitation and the power of visual communication in organizations and strategic planning. Interested yet? Well, here is the sneak peek to what you'll be experiencing with her at the conference!
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Have a listen, click HERE!