Monthly Archives: August 2015

Lead As If No One’s Watching

Last week I posted this rather simplistic comment on Twitter and LinkedIn and was surprised by the strong, positive response. I’m not sure if that’s a comment on social media or the power of a simple idea, but it has me thinking. It’s obviously a take-off on the LuluLemon-esque line that is actually a quote from a fellow named William W.

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The 5 Minds of a Manager

McGill professor Henry Mintzberg’s, one of the leading thinkers on management and strategy, suggests that effective managers operate with 5 distinct mindsets, mostly simultaneously:

“There are five ways in which managers interpret and deal with the world around them. Each has a dominant subject,

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4 Traits of an Adaptive Organization

In the last few blog posts, we have been talking about the nature of organizational culture. Lately, I’ve been thinking about the best possible culture to support environments where there is a high degree of change or what Courtney (2001) calls residual uncertainty.

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The Tyndale Leadership Centre SeeChange Workshops


If you’ve been struggling to lead positive sustainable change in your organization, SeeChange workshops use proven tools and a complexity perspective to help you see, respond to, and facilitate change.

SeeChange is a workshop series designed by Peter Dickens and facilitated by a team of faculty and professional coaches at Tyndale University College &

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Clan Culture Beats Bureaucracy

When helping organizations amalgamate, we always look at culture. In a couple of recent initiatives involving the merger of public sector organizations, we were asked to do a cultural assessment of the “legacy” organizations.

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