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Blending Operational Excellence with Innovation

Join our conference call on this topic on Dec 18, 3 pm ET, noon PT. To register please call 303 527 9905 or email  JKlouda@generativeleadership.co Focusing on excellence in operational performance is a the primary focus of most organizations, but it is a different area of skill, type of conversation, mood and energy than innovation […]

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When the World Breaks

How do we lead and help people when the world breaks? On March 11, 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi and the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plants experienced a severe earthquake, followed by a tsunami.  TheNew York Times reported on March 26: “In the country that gave the world the word tsunami, the Japanese nuclear establishment largely disregarded the […]

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The MBA Has No Clothes?

In the story of “The Emperor Has No Clothes” a slick seller convinced the emperor that the “invisible,” and expensive, clothes that he was given showed up as gorgeous raiment to the eyes of onlookers.  When the emperor strode into public with his new “clothes” a child blurted out “but he has no clothes on” […]

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To Blog – for the Sake of What?

After much encouragement, we are going to begin the Institute for Generative Leadership (IGL) blog in earnest. I will be a regular voice in the conversation, along with the members of IGL coaching team, and other guest “speakers.” What do we have to say? And why is it relevant? Our work together over the last […]

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Foundations of Generative Leadership at PeaceHealth

June 9-11 I’ll be delivering a Foundations of Generative Leadership 3-day workshop for the PeaceHealth Hospital system, as part of a continuing 2 year in-house Generative Leadership Program that is training leaders to make a difference in health care.  We have about 50 people in the program, and a group of graduates that are focusing […]

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What is Generative Leadership?

We at the Institute for Generative Leadership have been working on the questions “what is leadership” for over 30 years, and have come up with criteria that we call “generative.”  This means that the distinctions of leadership that we use are observable, executable, learnable and improvable through practice, and that produce the outcomes that we […]

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