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March 9, 2011

10 Ways to Think Different – Inside Apple’s Cult-Like Culture

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March 4, 2011

What are those Helping Hands? All Heart and No Head? by Joseph George (

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What are those Helping Hands? All Heart and No Head?

Difference  between a coach, a counselor a mentor and …..

February 21, 2011

Brains On Purpose™: Neuroscience of conflict: The silly part of this approach is getting even sillier

Filed under: About Our Brain — by kristinesargsyan @ 12:31 am

Neuro-nonsense abounds in what people are saying about the brain in conflict and how to harness the brain for dispute resolution. I understand the quest for easy answers and simple steps, but the brain is too complex to be reduced to cookbook clarity.

December 17, 2010

Various Articles on OD, Shared by Deon Binneman

Filed under: Uncategorized — by kristinesargsyan @ 2:09 pm
This was shared with Deon Binneman and he shares it with us 🙂
Organizational Development

– Is your organization growing?

Change Hurts — That’s not a metaphorical statement. Change—the hope of all
innovative corporate leaders—induces a physiological reaction in the brain
that results in stress, discomfort and pain.

Managing Change
There is no management activity more misunderstood, abused and ignored than
the act of implementing Change. Some have even suggested that the phrase
“Change Management” is an oxymoron. The articles listed below have a single
purpose, to transform the act of Managing Change from something we dread, to
something we approach with skill, insight, wisdom and an increased chance of

FastCompany –

Six Sigma For Dummies is intended to help readers understand Six Sigma and
how they can use it to improve their performance, this no-nonsense guide
explains: What Six Sigma is all about and how it works; The benefits of Six
Sigma in organizations and businesses; The powerful “DMAIC” problem-solving
roadmap; Yellow, Green and Black — how the Six Sigma “belt” system works;
How to select and utilize the right tools and technologies; Speaking the
language of Six Sigma; Knowing the roles and responsibilities;  and
Mastering the statistics skills and analytical methods.

The essence of leadership today is to make sure that the organization knows
Mort Meyerson, Chairman and CEO, Perot Systems (from his article):
Everything I Thought I Knew about Leadership Is Wrong

Other Fast Company articles are at –

CCL is a truly amazing organization – (supporting leadership development).
a. The Leader’s Guide to Dealing with Complexity
b. A Deeper Look at Coaching: Meeting Your Challenges
c. The Innovation Leader Needed: A New Way to See

Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer – Training Solutions for today’s HRD Professional
Pfeiffer serves the professional development and hands-on resource needs of
training and human resource practitioners and gives them products to do
their jobs better. We deliver proven ideas and solutions from experts in HR
development and HR management, and we offer effective and customizable tools
to improve workplace performance. From novice to seasoned professional,
Pfeiffer is the source you can trust to make yourself and your organization
more successful.

Building a Risk Intelligent Company
Growing integration of corporate governance, risk management and compliance
(GRC) is pulling the finance function’s attention away from the past and
turning it to the future. Instead of waiting until disaster strikes and then
asking, “Why did that happen?” leading finance departments are facilitating
collaboration with other corporate functions to ask, “What if it happens?”
Together they’re identifying companywide risks and potential governance and
compliance shortcomings and evaluating ways to address and manage them.
According to Business Finance contributing editor Eric Krell, companies that
ask the right questions — “What are the risks? What will it cost to
mitigate them? And how can the organization ensure adherence to our
risk-management strategy at the operational level?” — can create
assessments that strengthen GRC decision-making. archives/article.html?articleID=14695

Innovation Network
(In my view – “The” web site regarding Innovation – i.e. think “smart”).
Innovation Network focuses on helping organizations develop a core
competency of innovation. From their beginning in 1993, they have tried to
help people understand the complex scope of innovation and that innovation
is a discipline, not just a word or passing fad. Innovation is about
creating the future and requires the hearts, minds and energy of people
working together to create something of value.

The Idea “Workout” Gym
Explore ideas by running your mouse over the various images on this web

Deming’s 14 Points
Here is a condensed version of Deming’s 14 points for management – truly

Human Capital: Key Principles from Nine Private Sector Organizations
A best practice study regarding Human Resource Management by the U.S.
Governmental Accountability Office (GAO).

Balancing Measures: Best Practices in Performance Management
A timeless best practice report regarding performance measurement that was
published by the National Partnership for Reinventing Government during Bill
Clinton’s administration.

The Neal Whitten Group specializes in leading the advancement of project
management and human resource development by way of products and services of
speaking, training, and writing.
Neal’s “Power Snippets” are truly priceless –

Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
“Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is methodology for analyzing
potential reliability problems early in the development cycle where it is
easier to take actions to overcome these issues, thereby enhancing
reliability through design. FMEA is used to identify potential failure
modes, determine their effect on the operation of the product, and identify
actions to mitigate the failures. A crucial step is anticipating what might
go wrong with a product. While anticipating every failure mode is not
possible, the development team should formulate as extensive a list of
potential failure modes as possible.”

Six Steps with Review Points for Learning to Think Lean
Organizations can profit from learning to think in terms of Lean, a
philosophy that aims to eliminate waste mainly by shortening the time
between the customer order and shipment.
Lean thinking can be outlined in the following six steps, and confirmed with

1. Value
2. Value Stream
3. Flow
4. Pull
5. Perfection
6. Replication

Lean thinking can best start by giving due consideration to value, which
ultimately is the customer’s requirement. The value of any product (goods or
services) is defined by customer needs and not by any non-value-added
activity at the supplier or producer end.

“Leadership is about doing the right thing, not the easy thing.” —Michael
Volkema, chairman, Herman Miller.

Deon Binneman

August 6, 2010

Measuring the impact of AI in the Private Sector (Shared by Anne Radford, )

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Resources for Non Profits (Shared by Carolyn J. Curran,

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There is a burgeoning webinar site for nonprofits at
You can look at (Nonprofit Resource Center)
Carter MacNamara has developed an extensive free nonprofit library at
In addition, the Foundation Center has a wealth of information on their

What You Should Know about Your Brain (Shared by Stephanie West Allen,

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Links to list of affordable or free online courses for assisting sustainability and generating revenue (Shared by Jonni Roos, )

Filed under: Uncategorized,Useful Links — by kristinesargsyan @ 4:59 pm

1.  MIT Open Courseware: Courses are free,
professors download syllabus and class notes, sometimes a video.
2. Good online reference for small
business.  Clear explanations and how to’s, usable forms
3.  Foundation Center Training
section focuses on grant seeking and nonprofit
4.  Winchester Center for Management Development a
la carte e-courses.  reasonable rates.

August 3, 2010

4 steps to changing your brain, your unwanted habits, your stress level (Shared by Stephanie West Allen, JD)

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July 16, 2010

TED Global :)

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