Category Green Solutions

Does Altruism’s Influence Honesty?

May 13, 2016 Association InsightsEmotional IntelligenceGreen SolutionsPeer Powered Performance  No comments

As we are inundated with yet another story of “Moral Flexibility” it seems appropriate to reexamine the characteristics of our own cultures.  Let’s begin with nine simple questions.

Which of these characteristics exemplify your team?

  1. Altruisitic intent is No get out of Jail card for bad board behaviorStrong group cohesion

  2. Close personal connections

  3. Self-policing

  4. Robust privacy policy

  5. High organizational esteem

  6. Internal locus

  7. Flexible metrics

  8. Subjective operational assessment

  9. Altruistic Intentions

If your team exhibits these characteristics...

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Recycling the Same Old Issues?

June 9, 2014 Affective LeadershipAssociation InsightsEmotional IntelligenceGreen SolutionsPeer Powered Performance  No comments

I am a recycling Neanderthal; I get confused about what goes where, do tops stay on, what kind of plastic is or isn’t recyclable, especially if there are bins or labels I may be unfamiliar with. Truth be told if I am in a hurry and can’t quickly decide (or don’t have my reading glasses) I give it my best guess and in they go. Reflecting on my sorting conundrum I realized this is exactly like the process nonprofit boards and staff go though.

The distribution of board/staff responsibilities...

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Understanding Appreciative Inquiry

May 27, 2014 Affective LeadershipEmotional IntelligenceGreen SolutionsPeer Powered PerformancePositive Deviance

Together the students and the teacher create the teaching

I was just about to publish an article about three incredible true stories when I realized I had not written about how those stories (or any story) can be used to help team members at all levels of an organization rediscover the unwritten influences that drive every organization.  One such process is called Appreciative Inquiry


Inquiry (AI) is a method for studying and changing social systems (groups, organizations, communities) that advocates collective inquiry into the best of...

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What makes a CSP giveaway keynotes?

May 19, 2014 Affective LeadershipEmotional IntelligenceGreen SolutionsKeynote KeysPeer Powered PerformancePositive DevianceVideo Samples  No comments

Free Inspirational CSP Keynote

It could be because I am not particularly good at this but if you read any of my mountain of testimonials you know that is not true.  The CSP designation is not easy to attain.  For those new to the acronym CSP stands for Certified Speaking Professional.  It is the only earned by 10% of Global Speakers Federation members worldwide.*

So the question remains; Why would anyone who is skilled and determined enough to earn this designation want to give away his keynote presentations?  

The chang...

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Innovation, Can there be Trust without Transparency?

May 19, 2014 Association InsightsEmotional IntelligenceGreen SolutionsPeer Powered Performance  No comments

warm fires of familiarity

Despite endless exhortation of organizational innovation only 9% of U.S. companies are considered innovative.  The problem is not an absence of talent but an undermining of trust.  Innovation requires risk, failure is a fact and fear keeps most close to the warm fires of familiarity.  The initiative to improve is successfully smothered by systems steeped in secrecy, committed to control and failing fabulously to do anything even remotely revolutionary.

Most efforts for organizational improvem...

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