Polarity Series #1: Do You Have a Problem or a Wicked Problem?

Peruse any number of job postings or Google the skills that employers seek in new recruits and chances are good that problem-solving will be mentioned. Often problem-solving is mentioned alongside related terms such as critical thinking, innovation, creativity and conflict resolution. The trouble with focusing on problem-solving is that not every challenge one encounters in … More Polarity Series #1: Do You Have a Problem or a Wicked Problem?

Team-Building Activity: Unleash the Power of “And” Thinking!

Acknowledgement: The team-building activity presented in this post was adapted by permission of the publisher from the book Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers by Brian Cole Miller ©2015 Brian Cole Miller. Published by AMACOM, NY, NY. All rights reserved. http://www.amacombooks.org Given this month’s posts have focused on the concept of Polarity Thinking and shifting from an … More Team-Building Activity: Unleash the Power of “And” Thinking!

Team-Building Activity: Master Architects

I found this month’s team-building activity at Leadership Geeks (formerly Leadership with You) – a website dedicated to developing amazing leaders. It’s got a lot of great information and resources and a TON of free icebreakers and team-building-exercises. So, if you like what you read below, be sure to check out all the other amazing … More Team-Building Activity: Master Architects

Strategic Planning – Panning for Gold

Ask anyone who has organized or led a strategic planning process what it was like and you’ll likely hear that it was a lot of hard work but very worthwhile. The written strategic plan represents the visible tip of the proverbial iceberg; all the hard work (data gathering, analysis, stakeholder interviews, discussions, prioritizing, wordsmithing, etc.) … More Strategic Planning – Panning for Gold