Three Words I No Longer Use

Are you robbing people of reaching their highest potential by using words that reduce their energy, creativity, curiousity and enthusiasm? Are you reducing their chances for finding and implementing the best possible solutions to their challenges? I’ve banned three such words from my vocabulary, and there are some others I’m working on but still slip … Read more

Catalyze your HR practices – Part 2

In part 1, I talked about how every human resource management policy and practice could be re-thought using Catalytic Thinking as the basis:  How could our ______________________ policy and practices bring out the best in everyone? Just after I finished writing it, someone on a Linked In group said employees couldn’t be trusted with such … Read more

Catalyze your HR practices – Part 1

To achieve the highest potential results for your community, your organization needs to be working at its highest potential. For that to happen, everyone involved needs to be working at their highest potential. What if you applied that thinking to your human resources policies and practices? For each aspect of your human resources and volunteer … Read more

Can strategies succeed without aligned values?

Discouraged about developing strategies that achieve desired outcomes? I have found that when people tell me their last strategic plan failed, and the plan itself doesn’t look bad (so many do!), there were two main reasons: The plan was developed by a tiny group of leaders with little input from staff and often none (or … Read more

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