What appears as complex is avoidance of the truth ONE OF A LEADER’S JOB is to identify and solve problems. Too often, we address symptoms masked as the root cause of a problem. It’s no wonder why leaders are spinning their wheels or feeling overwhelmed by the complexity of work. They make things complicated because […]
Have the right behaviors, but also the right structure. INOVATION IS THE CORNERSTONE for surviving and thriving in today’s world of V.U.C.A, Volitivity, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity; or what I describe in a white paper of the same name, The New Normal 2.0. To not be aware of nor respond to the seismic changes in our […]
IF YOU BELIEVE FRIENDSHIPS, marriages, teams and companies grow and die one conversation at a time then everyone should make effective communication a top priority. And if that were to happen, we have to get really good at managing conflict.
Here is the conflict resolution action plan, affectionately referred to as CRAP.
Having a balanced life needs as much importance as being productive. IN ORDER TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE in the 21st century we need to be more aware of the effects of stress on people and how to reverse it. According to an article by Dr. Kevin Flemming, more that 60% of work absences last year […]
THE CASE FOR INNER PEACE Dean Newlund shares a leadership lesson from abroad. ON A RECENT TRIP TO BANGKOK, my thoughts centered on how to best serve my client. Traveling internationally had become routine. Little did I know that, on this trip, the teacher would become the student, and I would receive some […]
This conversation with Dean Newlund covers leadership insights based on his years of experience as a leadership expert and trainer for large organizations. Dean is CEO of Mission Facilitators International, a 25-year-old boutique team-based development firm with offices in Phoenix and Bend. He has developed and facilitated hundreds of training programs for small to large […]
Mission driven organizations sometimes frown upon self-promotion. I think it stems from our puritan/religious traditions that one is called to serve, not advanced through self-promotion. I’ve noticed this cultural trend over the years with several of our non-profit and healthcare organizations in particular. I recall how difficult it was for a coaching client from a non-profit healthcare […]
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The first question I was asked during my first day of college was “what’s your major?” I thought the purpose of college was to explore ideas not limit options. I was given a college advisor who got the unenviable assignment of dealing with us misfits he labeled “undecided”. The pressure to specialize extends into business […]