Erica's Musings

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Erica’s Musings

Navigating the Storm – Building Team

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For those who may not be aware of the stages of team development, let me share my personal experience with the more challenging stage called Storming.  This is the stage that follows Forming (when a team forms, roles and processes can be unclear) and leads to Norming (where relationships and processes become clear and team process […]


Consciously Creating Purpose & Meaning at Work

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I’ve been reflecting upon my recent blogs on Laloux’s “Reinventing Organizations” and the the idea of bringing our whole selves to work (emotionally, spiritually, and intuitively) and, my personal blog co-written with my twin sister about what keeps us from revealing our true selves. My query is about how we can encourage organizations to foster […]


Organizational Culture and Organizational Life – Hope for the Future

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In the book Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux, we discover a new way of creating and relating to organizations as living entities, and a call for us to bring a spiritual, soulful and conscious mindset to how we work in and interact with organizations. Ultimately, we are positively influencing organizational cultures and our stakeholders’ experiences […]


Innovation

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It seems like every leader today is advocating for more innovation in their organization. That being said, a research study at my son’s high school found that students are extremely cautious and make “safe” choices in order to position themselves as quality candidates for University selection. I discussed this with the principal of the school […]


Strategic Planning Be Gone!

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A lot has been written about strategic planning. A quick internet search will yield numerous articles, book references, and a plethora of templates to use. What’s been catching my attention lately, and consistent with my beliefs, is that the “Strategic Plan is Dead” (References below). Well ok, not really.  While the importance of thinking strategically remains, […]


Conflict Zones – Navigating Conflict with Clarity

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When you hear “conflict” which of these statements ring true for you? a)      Oh no, conflict is bad b)      Conflict should be avoided c)      It’s better not to stir the pot d)      Someone did something wrong e)      Bring it on! Most of us are not comfortable engaging in conflict – whether at work […]