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CULTURE CHANGE: NOT WITHOUT ACTION LEARNING

CULTURE CHANGE: NOT WITHOUT ACTION LEARNING

It’s about shifting or changing the basic underlying assumptions   What is culture? I recently reread Edgar Schein’s seminal book “Organizational Culture and Leadership”1. Schein identifies culture as “a pattern of shared basic assumptions learned by a group as it solved its problems of external adaptation and internal integration, which has worked well enough to […]

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ACTION LEARNING AND PERSONAL LEADERSHIP

ACTION LEARNING AND PERSONAL LEADERSHIP

During an Action Learning Session, the team can get to a point that one or more persons discover how he/ she or they are part of the problem. In a fast changing environment around the organization and around the problem of the team, solutions are sometimes found in changing the perspective about the problem, instead […]

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A FRESH LOOK AT GROUND RULE #1 And a call to apply it strictly as a coach !

A FRESH LOOK AT GROUND RULE #1 And a call to apply it strictly as a coach !

Ground Rule #1 If there’s anything a WIAL Action Learning coach remembers from their certification program, it is the power of WIAL’s Ground Rule #1: Statements can only be made in response to questions (and anyone can ask a question to anyone else). This ground rule is what makes WIAL Action Learning so powerful, and […]

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