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11 Steps to Selecting an Executive or Life Coach

As we mentioned in a previous blog post, there are several signs that the recession is starting to lift .  Although this is fantastic news, it may leave you wondering your role in this new economy.  Are you going to

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Does Light Boost Workplace Productivity? Green Offices Increase Business Success

What are employers doing to make work places more productive from the standpoint of interior design, landscaping, natural lighting, open work spaces, etc.? Is there a business case for these efforts? Are there measurable improvements in productivity?

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What Makes Ordinary Groups Extraordinary? An Interview with Geoffrey Bellman and Kathleen Ryan, authors of Extraordinary Groups

I recently had the honor and privilege of sitting down with Geoff Bellman and Kathleen Ryan, co-authors of the new book Extraordinary Groups: How Ordinary Teams Achieve Amazing Results. What a treat!  Geoff has been a personal idol of mine

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Tweeting the Organization Development Network Conference: Collaboration, Transparency, & Engagement

In a time of decreasing attention spans partially due to the flood of information many of us experience, it has become an important skill to encapsulate the main point of a complex idea in as few words as possible —

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Juliette Powell Interview on Social Media in Organization Development: Part 1

[youtube]idEZ9lO6owI[/youtube] I recently conducted a two-part interview with Juliette Powell (author of 33 Million People in the Room) at the OD Network Conference in Seattle, just after she delivered the final keynote speech, titled “The Technology of Relationships: Social Networking and

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Community – Online and Offline: A guest post from OD Network Conference 2009

We have a strong commitment to provide the Organization Development community with a series of conversations highlighting the use of social and collaborative media within organizations. We believe that these technologies can be an empowering and enabling force for human

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Plus Delta Hosts a ‘Fireside Chat’ with Charlie & Edie Seashore Discussing the Future of OD (Organization Development)

Our adventures at the Organization Development Network conference continued last night with our firm hosting an exclusive fireside chat with Charlie and Edie Seashore. This amazing couple has been in the field of OD for almost 40 years and their

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The Future Of OD and the Role of Web 2.0: A Tipping Point?

Are Web 2.0 and social networking technologies the next “great app” in the field of OD to enable self-organizing systems and to build better working relationships in the organization? If I were a betting man, I would bet that half

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Are we Tour Guides or Expedition Specialists?

Last night, several of Plus Delta’s team members attended a reception hosted by Geoff Bellman in Seattle. It was designed to be a warm welcome to kickoff this year’s OD Network annual conference, and boy was it ever! The food

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Are you a Level 5 leader? Jim Collins reminds us why you need to be

As I mentioned in my other post on the Inc. Awards, we had the opportunity to hear Jim Collins speak at the Inc. 500/5000 conference in September. It was amazing to hear him speak about what makes good companies ‘great’.

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