This week a new Biz Oregon Director was announced. Sophorn Cheang is from Cambodia and fair skinned. I assume she is 100% Cambodian nationality. 100% - that's an easy criteria for defining nationality. Is color also a way of defining black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC)? Color and ancestry are very complex criteria but… Continue reading Social Justice: A very deep and broad issue. But, how do you define BIPOC, especially “People of Color”?
The University of Oregon final 2014 football season games against Oregon State and Arizona certainly prove the benefits of working towards resilience! As announcers at the Oregon State vs. University of Oregon game constantly commented: “Oregon is the only team to have gone seven years in a row winning 10 games.” Chip Kelly built the… Continue reading Building Resilience Creates Teams of All First Stringers! University of Oregon’s Football Team Proves It!
Changes don’t happen successfully unless the people in the organization want them to happen. They may give lip service commitment to new initiatives and they may go along with them for a while, but they won’t stick unless stakeholders believe the changes are good and that they can succeed. I learned that fact decades ago… Continue reading It Won’t Happen If People Don’t Want It To
I did the first ever in my life radio interview last week! It was for Jackie B. Peterson’s Better, Smarter, Richer program on Solo Pro Radio. Jackie is a wonderful interviewer. She asked me some great questions about helping companies to embrace change and to be more successful with growth initiatives. She focused on my… Continue reading My First Radio Interview!
Fear is a potential problem with any change or new direction. The reaction to fear is what differentiates organizations that consistently succeed with their initiatives. Fear can disable us or spur us to creative action. When people and organizations respond negatively to fear, the fear factor becomes a stronger force in the environment and a… Continue reading The Major Obstacle to Successful Change – FEAR
The DNA of the Resilient Organization is out and selling across the country – from Bangor, Maine to Corpus Christi, Texas and from Minot, North Dakota to Gainesville, Florida! Even more surprising, people are reading about the book on our blog from 36 countries, including Brazil (with 1/3 of the U.S. reader numbers for the… Continue reading The DNA of the Resilient Organization – Selling Across The Country!
I recently saw a documentary film that chronicled the birth, then analyzed the reasons for the rapid death of this fascinating, idealistic community in Oregon's spectacular high desert country. Through the film, I relived my exposure to the development of this grand endeavor. “In 1981, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, a spiritual leader from India, and thousands of his disciples, set out to… Continue reading Rajneeshpuram — Leadership Run Amok!
There is no magic bullet. But, there is a way to improve resilience constantly while making changes more efficiently and sustainably. Changes don’t stick unless the people in your organization want them to happen. And people don’t want changes to happen unless they truly believe it will be successful and will benefit the organization, their department… Continue reading What’s greater than a Magic Bullet?
With all the focus lately on people living and working longer, why are we still focused only on unusually successful young performers? Isn’t it about time we feature and applaud those who are still innovating, creating and achieving at later ages? There are amazing examples out there, in greater and greater numbers. It’s well known… Continue reading Growing in Wisdom and Strength – Why Are We Still So Obsessed with Youth?
The first Workshop on The DNA of the Resilient Organization was last week! It was the alpha-test workshop. It included an overview of the road to Resilience and interactive discussions of a few parts of the resilience DNA: the all-important Vision, the Pathway to Improvement/Goal, Increasing Wisdom and Strength = Unity. The reaction of participants… Continue reading The First Workshop – The DNA of the Resilient Organization