Thomas Gilmore, Greg Shea
This article describes how leaders can travel into the past to identify and pull forward essential aspects to the organization's continued identity. Published in the Journal of Management Development, 16 (4) Summer 1997, pp. 302 -- 311. view »
CFAR Inc.
PowerPoint has become a pervasive form of organizational communication in both internal and external presentations. This briefing note looks at several alternative strategies that CFAR has developed for working with PowerPoint decks that result in more collaborative setting of the agenda for the time spent together. view »
CFAR Inc.
As organizations face increasingly complex and fast-changing environments, they typically specialize and differentiate units in order to focus on a particular function. The challenge in organizations is to link the knowledge and worldview in different units in the service of a product or service, creating a productive pair. This note looks at the different characteristics of productive pairs and how they can be fostered. view »
CFAR Inc.
This briefing note highlights lessons learned over a four-year period as CFAR collaborated with the executive director and successive Board presidents of a professional association in increasing the effectiveness of the board. view »
CFAR Inc.
Executive retreats must be carefully designed and linked to the particular organization and people. Through our experience, we have designed and monitored many such processes. CFAR has come to see certain principles that may aid others in developing a retreat for their organization that will deliver on the hopes and the objectives of participants. view »
CFAR Inc.
This describes the process used to try out an influence encounter with an important stakeholder. This process is valuable as preparation for being more effective in influencing a key stakeholder. It also can surface concretely strategic choices. view »
CFAR Inc.
This briefing note outlines some strategies, to be used selectively and in moderation, for vitalizing meetings and increasing the presentness and mindfulness of all who are attending. view »
CFAR Inc.
Board and staff live in different micro-cultures, even as they share the mission and work of a particular organization. This briefing note looks at the typical pattern surrounding board meetings and gives suggestions for staff to capitalize on opportunities for deepening the board-staff connection. view »
CFAR Inc.
The following note offers an overview of the challenges of sequencing these intertwined issues, and the imperative that they be thought of in a woven, recursive way across time rather than a simplistic, linear sequence. view »
CFAR Inc.
In academic medicine, there is considerable ambivalence about formal leadership. Various leaders in academic medicine were asked to reflect on what close friends said to them when they first took a significant leadership role. This briefing note looks at some of their responses and reflects on these comments. view »
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