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Floating Suburbia: My journey to the River
Monday, 19 Jun, 2017
Floating Suburbia: My journey to the River

After years of living in Austin, seeking ways to shield myself from the arrogant people and the blazing

Some Truths about Systems
Monday, 12 Jun, 2017
Some Truths about Systems

As a Change Facilitator, I often get asked about the nature of decision making, change, and buy-in. Since folks are often surprised that my

Trait-centered Leadership vs. Servant Leadership
Tuesday, 30 May, 2017
Trait-centered Leadership vs. Servant Leadership

I’m a dancer. When I studied the Argentine Tango there was a foundational rule that I believe is true

Making Negotiation Win-Win
Monday, 22 May, 2017
Making Negotiation Win-Win

Using current negotiation models, people feel they are giving up more than they want in exchange for…

Questioning Questions
Monday, 15 May, 2017
Questioning Questions

Decades ago I had an idea that questions could be vehicles to facilitate change in addition to eliciting answers.

Listening Biases: How Influencers Unwittingly Restrict Possibilities
Monday, 3 Apr, 2017
Listening Biases: How Influencers Unwittingly Restrict Possibilities

Do you enter conversations with a goal, or set of expectations? Do you assume you’ll have solutions for your Communication Partners (CPs)? Do you listen carefully to pose the best questions to enable you to fulfill your expectations? Do you assume the responses to your questions provide an accurate representation of the full fact pattern – ‘good’ data – to base your follow-on questions on? Do you assume your history of similar topics provides a route to an optimal outcome?