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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 […]


10 January 2018

Tomatoes and Productivity

10 January 2018, Comments: 0

  I am easily distracted. Squirrel! I decided to try a simple productivity tool called “The Pomodoro Technique.” It is called this because the […]


29 September 2017

Is your plan integration the staple in the corner?

29 September 2017, Comments: 0

  I taught a strategic planning workshop this week. We discussed, at length, the difficulties of getting the departments of the organization to plan […]


23 August 2017

7 Steps for a mission-driven organization

23 August 2017, Comments: 0

  Mission statements drive behavior. The Johnson & Johnson mission saved the company. Does your organization measure up? In the well-known Tylenol tampering incident […]


16 August 2017

Google and why understanding values is important

16 August 2017, Comments: 0

  After studying effective bosses, Google has narrowed down what they teach their leaders to 6 main areas, according to Inc.com this month. One […]


10 May 2017

The 5 W’s and One How of The Systems Thinking Approach®

10 May 2017, Comments: 0

  The term “systems thinking” may be used more than it is understood. At the Haines Centre, it is the basis for all of […]


3 May 2017

A 3-step guide to practical systems thinking

3 May 2017, Comments: 0

  Systems Thinking is useful when we understand and apply the basic concepts. Leaders who are strategic thinkers remember the Systems Thinking principles and […]


26 April 2017

How systems thinking saves money

26 April 2017, Comments: 0

  A non-profit decides that their staff is overloaded with member questions and it needs a website to communicate with its members and the […]


5 April 2017

Creativity as a competitive advantage

5 April 2017, Comments: 0

  “In attempting to create a culture supportive of creativity and innovation, it has been found that one of the best approaches to describe […]


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