Category Archives: Networks

Drama, Dysfunction, Leadership and Culture: Build the Way Forward, Together

My response to a post on a well-known blog about leadership, dealing with “drama” and the various forms of interpersonal dysfunction in an organization. The writer cites a CEO he knows, who claims he refuses to spend his time trying … Continue reading

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The People Speak, the Leaders Listen

A few weeks ago I traveled to Washington, D.C. to serve as a facilitator at a unique event.  The Mayor had convened an event for citizens throughout the District to envision future policy and outcomes as part of his “One … Continue reading

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Up on the Ridge: A Journey Alone, Together

Over the past few days I had the pleasure of joining a small group of remarkable people.  The group included a South African living in Australia, an American living in London, a Hungarian also living near London, and several Americans. … Continue reading

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Resonance, Coupling, Complexity, and Community

From time to time I work as a guest leecturer to classes of doctoral students in psychology. These are primarily students in the field of community school psychology. More recently, I’ve worked with classes in the broader field of community … Continue reading

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Questions for students & all: Complexity and the History of Psychology

Most years over the past decade, I have delivered a three-hour interactive workshop to doctoral students in school psychology. At times, I have worked with students in a class on community school psychology. At other times, I come in with … Continue reading

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Practical Radicality: Bill Taylor inspires change

Through the wondrous connections of the Twitterverse, I got a free pass for the g5Leadership webinar with William Taylor. Bill is the author of “Practically Radical,” which I have not yet read. This webinar was one of the rare ones … Continue reading

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Con-fer-ence: the art of intending what you’ll do together

Recently I attended a conference as a presenter.  It occurred to me that I have been doing conference presentatins since 1980 (NY State Association of Rehabilitation Facilities- on Federal law regulating employment of disabled persons).  Over the past 30 years, I have … Continue reading

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Beyond Pressuredome: Better Boiler Bubbles, and the dynamics of innovation

According to the company’s website, Spirax-Sarco has been working for nearly a century to help its customers “optimize productivity.”  The company specializes in helping customers with the “control and efficient use of steam.”  In other words, they know a lot about … Continue reading

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Her Simpler Way: Margaret Wheatley’s “Turning to One Another”

Her Simpler Way A review of “Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future,” by Margaret J. Wheatley (Berrett-Kohler, 2002)  By Bruce A. Waltuck In 1993, Meg Wheatley’s inspired vision paved the way for countless change … Continue reading

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What does it take to change? 8 Key Practices..

I have worked within ASQ, and the quality improvement community, for over 30 years.  I spent 10 of those years on the Board of Quality New Jersey, and have served for many years on the Board of the Government Division … Continue reading

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