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The Secrets of Great Groups

I’m re-reading a tremendous book I picked up a while ago ‘- Leader to Leader’, from the Drucker Foundation. It’s a compendium of short, highly readable articles by great leaders and organisational thinkers and researchers. One particular article has my attention at the moment. Warren Bennis in his article, ‘The Secrets of Great Groups’ suggests there are enduring lessons to be learnt not only from studying personal leadership, but from studying group leadership. He suggests that the “few great accomplishments are ever the work of a single individual”. Mythology refuses to catch-up with reality, according to Bennis, so the myths… Read more
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4-D The Cincinnati way

Shannon Polly writes in a new piece of the Positive Psychology News Daily about a large-scale Appreciative Inquiry 4-D process in Cincinnati – the Core Change project. Aside from being the usual interesting piece one finds in the PPND, ┬áthe article offers some insights into how 4-Ds is developing in one project. The first noticeable aspect is the use of 4-Ds in a different layout to ones we might be familiar with, i.e: 1. Discovering the best of what is and has been 2. Dreaming about the future 3. Designing the Future 4. Deploying that design In the recent history… Read more
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