Category Archives: Organizational Development

Put Your Best Self Forward: The reflected best-self exercise

Do you remember the last time you were extraordinary at work? I’m sure you can recall several moments when your best efforts were recognized and affirmed by others. Memories like these create a portrait of our “best selves” and can help … Continue reading

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Content Curation: A mostly curated blog post

  Back in the day—and by that, I mean 2012—there were rumblings about “curation” or “content curation” within the T&D world. For example, David Kelly wrote a brilliant blog post about it for ATD (then, ASTD). Some T&D practitioners may … Continue reading

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Person-Organization Fit

By Kathleen Iverson A family friend developed a software program that helps people buy shoes online that fit  properly the first time. Based on shoes brands and styles that have been comfortable in the past, it can predict how a new … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back to students, faculty, and alumni! The start of a new semester always brings a sense of anticipation about new possibilities. This semester is no different as we begin the 2015-16 academic year with some exciting changes and additions: … Continue reading

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Coaching Theory: Don’t put the cart before the horse

Coaching is all about doing –having conversations, using tools, assessments, making plans, following up and evaluating performance.  It’s not about theory and models and research, right?  Unfortunately, this belief is all too common in coaching and has led many experts to … Continue reading

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“Don’t Clap, Throw Money”: Misadventures in Employee Engagement

Is your glass half empty or half full? Having been asked this seemingly innocuous — but heavily coded — question several times over the years at employee workshops, I’ve developed a standard response: “You have a glass?” This generally stops … Continue reading

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Beyond the Myers-Briggs: Assessment tools for Organization Development Practitioners

Each year millions of copies of the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) are administered by counselors, coaches, and consultants yet some experts in the field of psychometrics are not impressed by the reliability and validity of the instrument.  Still others feel … Continue reading

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