Theory of Change

Theory of Change

Over the years we have been developing products and programs that are highly effective for individual growth, group transformation and organizational change. 

When working with an individual there is always a context that interacts with the learning development.  Nothing happens in a vacuum.  People are social learners and research has proven out that people learn better in group contexts than they do by themselves.  

Looking at the Connected Leader Dojo, for example, I offer several ways of learning in a social context. This approach is called a Community of Practice.  Each month one of the connected leadership tools is discussed with storytelling and application examples.  One tool recently discussed was

Art of Questioning

Art of Questioning

THREE QUESTIONS THAT DRIVE DEEP REFLECTION

What is happening ?

I like this in the present tense.  It implies that this reflection question happens in the moment, providing an immediate lens of awareness.  This is a game changer if you have an interest in breakthrough results in your life.  The key to this question is the rigor of observation.  Challenge yourself to stay with

Lessons from my time at Google: Nature, Culture and Leadership

Lessons from my time at Google: Nature, Culture and Leadership

"Do you know if this plant is poison hemlock ?" I asked. I always like to know what the hazards are when I enter a new environment. For example, what can kill me in under half an hour after accidentally ingesting it.  Being from Vermont, I'm cautious around the family of plants that look like carrot tops when I'm in California.

Three faces looked back at me blankly, slightly wide eyed, a fourth almost spoke.

The workshop participants were all Google employees, and we were just outside the building, in the unmanicured area that surrounds their workplace parking lot.

People pause at the word hemlock. Even without googling, they know it as death ...

Sharing Gratitude at Work: 6 Steps.

Sharing Gratitude at Work: 6 Steps.

I believe that company cultures, as well as individuals, can reinvent themselves to be more human, more relational, and more in accordance with our nature. I mentor leaders to be connected to self, others and the natural world. This web of connections allows my clients to have a steady flow of confident decision making and creativity.  (See the 6 steps below here)

Gratitude is one of the foundational practices of how I lead my companies and what I teach my clients. Gratitude in the workplace now appears in headlines, primarily because ...

What is the Nature of Business in a Regenerative World ?

Listen to this story-packed talk about living in an integrated and connected world.  

I really valued the scope of your vision as well as the plan to execute it. What hit me was the idea of 'breakthrough change', both in the idea from leading people out to, but also leaders in from the edge. I recognise this is the level of change we need to see in many spheres and I honour the spirit in which you are tackling the work. - Rhyddian, Wales.

There is a Crack in Everything..

There is a Crack in Everything..

Heroes come from unknown and unfamiliar places. Even Jesus of Nazareth came from an unlikely place. Neo in the Matrix was an ordinary man in a regulated world...on the surface. Bankers for Bernie, Politico's article by Ben Schreckinger, uncovers heroes on Wall Street, insiders who are willing to speak out against the injustice of the finance system.

When I share the mission of bringing nature connection and cultural mentoring to business leaders, there is a pause...

Be a Connected Leader, Become a Force of Nature

Be a Connected Leader, Become a Force of Nature

It is imperative that we re-think our relationship with the natural world. The ecological resource on which we depend for our very existence is being depleted. Humanity is responsible for this circumstance and humanity must take the lead in healing it.

Business, as a human system, is one of the most impactful forces on Earth. That's why I am focusing there. My vision is help transition humanity and this system, into connection with nature, in balance with the whole.   

I work with business leaders, innovators and influencers to shift the culture of business from its historical assumption that...

Three Ways to Being an Authentic Connected Leader

Connection is an everywhere word in our high-tech world. Even so, the connections I'm talking about are sorely missing. Fortunately, it is our natural state of being, and it is recoverable.

When I say connection, think of these three strands: connection to self, connection to others, and connection to the natural world. These three connections actually belong as part of one inseparable way of being. For the sake of a learning and a personal growth framework, it's helpful to artificially comb them apart and