2021: A Call for Resilience

John Bennett/ January 5, 2021/ Change, Organization Development/ 1 comments

Without a doubt, 2020 was the most challenging year for most of us. We witnessed a global health pandemic resulting in quarantines, hospitalizations, health resource shortages, deaths, record-speed development and deployment of vaccines, polarizing elections, racial injustices, economic highs and lows, unemployment rise, businesses shuttered, education systems pivoting to provide remote teaching and learning … I could go on, and

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New Competencies Required for the Evolving Nature of Change — Part 2

John Bennett/ November 23, 2018/ Change, Services/ 0 comments

Conceiving a change is an important step in creating it. Yet, a concept without action does not produce results. Through change events such as reorganization, process redesign, technology enhancement, etc., organizations provide the opportunity to learn and grow in their capacity for future change. Observation and experience tell us that individuals can increase their capacity for change. Those with successful

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10 Tips to Help Your Facilitator Help You Achieve Your Goals

John Bennett/ November 7, 2018/ Facilitation, Services/ 0 comments

A facilitator is a skilled professional who is engaged to work with a leader to help a team or group accomplish a task—e.g., solve a problem, build team effectiveness, resolve a conflict, or develop a plan. The following tips will help you get the most from your engagement with a facilitator and achieve your goals. Desire Outcomes Communicate your desire

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10 Things to Consider When Engaging a Facilitator

John Bennett/ November 7, 2018/ Facilitation, Services/ 0 comments

A facilitator is a skilled professional who is engaged to work with a leader to help a team or group accomplish a task—e.g., solve a problem, build team effectiveness, resolve a conflict, or develop a plan. The following factors should be considered when engaging a facilitator. Facilitation Skills Do they have knowledge of interpersonal and group dynamics? Do they have

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