Resources


Get in-depth articles on leadership, innovation and change.


The Compromise Trap: How to Survive at Work Without Selling Your Soul
by Elizabeth Doty.  
Berrett-Koehler Publishers: 2009.  In this unflinching but constructive and timely look at concessions, double-binds, and contradictions of organizational life, Doty suggests the antidote is to “redefine the game” – expand your ability to be a positive force regardless of the setting.  At the core of this strategy are six personal foundations that she illuminates with practical exercises and examples.


Dynamic Dialogue: Practices For Learning From Experience
by Tom Daly & Mitch Saunders. 2 pages.
The Systems Thinker. Pegasus Communications: 2000. Discover how parts of a system affect the whole. Experiment with patterns and energies to address immediate challenges.

The Executive Coach: What this role is for and how it works
by Mitch Saunders. 5 pages. 2008.
Learn
ways a coach can enable you to work smarter, and help you lead corresponding changes in your organization.

Study of the Ford Motor Company:  Turnaround 2010
by Patrick Hehir.  18 pages.  
During the  global recession of 2008, only one American auto company survived without government aid.  Learn how Ford transformed itself from losing $14.6B in 2008 to generating a profit of $2.8B in 2010.


Leadership At The Inflection Point
by Mitch Saunders. 6 pages.
The Systems Thinker. Pegasus Communications: 2002. Inflection points mark where something ends and something new needs to be born. Experience ways individuals, product and organizational systems can evolve together.

Personal Agility: Practices for Being Present & Resourceful When You Need It Most
by Mitch Saunders. 30 pages, 2007.
Originally developed for engineers and managers from Hewlett-Packard, these practices can quickly transform ineffective habits into responses and moves that work. Become more agile and use your instinctive responses.

Sensing and Shaping Our Future: Principles, Practices and Guidelines
by Mitch Saunders. 4 pages. 2007-2012.
Locate yourself in complex and conflicted situations and quickly identify and create what is needed.

Understanding Life Cycle Stages
by Mitch Saunders. 3 pages. 2007.
Recognize what is trying to happen. Gestures often show generative movement. Listen to them. They can change an entire system.

What's Yours To Do?
by Mitch Saunders. 5 pages. 2004.
Each of us, and many organizations, have a unique genius, a distinctive way of creating value in the world. This is the source of your artistry and creativity. However, it’s easy to become trapped by competencies and things we can do, instead of focusing on what comes most naturally and gives us energy. Discover how to uncover, develop and leverage your most powerful “secret sauce”.