Blog | Valerie MacLeod

10 October 2018

Four Top Ways to Get Your Staff Pulling Together

10 October 2018, Comments: 0

  In Systems Thinking the “whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Since teams are a living system, the same is true […]


19 September 2018

If nothing gets implemented why bother planning?

19 September 2018, Comments: 0

  I hear that often strategic plans are created but never implemented. I’m sure you’ve heard this statistic before but over 75% of planned […]


5 September 2018

Strategic planning without leadership doesn’t work

5 September 2018, Comments: 0

  Many people I know would rather see the dentist than do planning. Are you one of those? I must admit that I used […]


29 August 2018

10 Questions to Determine Organization Culture

29 August 2018, Comments: 0

A friend quit her job. She resigned because she didn’t fit the team. Paulette is, of course, concerned about the next position. Will she […]


23 August 2018

4 reasons why core values are important

23 August 2018, Comments: 0

  Core values define your organization’s identity – what makes you unique. Core values support the vision and mission and create the culture of […]


4 July 2018

If resistance is normal why do we ignore it?

4 July 2018, Comments: 0

  People naturally resist change. Even those of us who like change have some initial resistance at the beginning. And those people who don’t […]


23 May 2018

Malcolm Gladwell advises writers to use systems thinking

23 May 2018, Comments: 0

  “One of the mistakes that writers make is spending a lot of time thinking how to start their stories and not a lot […]


14 March 2018

10 Tips for Great Conversations

14 March 2018, Comments: 0

  Always in a hurry, but you want to communicate better? Celeste Headlee gives a great TED talk about how to have a better […]


28 February 2018

5 Keys to Effective Communication

28 February 2018, Comments: 0

  Do you ever wonder why your staff didn’t “get the message”? Communication is not easy. There are 5 keys to successful communication – […]


21 February 2018

Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist

21 February 2018, Comments: 0

  I should start a 12-step program for perfectionists. I have met many in my career. Perfectionists are afraid of taking action because they […]


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