Trust – Assuming the best or moving on?

I have been doing a bit of dog training lately. She is a 5-year old Rottweiler. Though I am “alpha” I am not actually the dog’s owner (story for another time). She is an amazing pup in so many ways, but I swear that she suffers from ADHD (if that is possible for a dog).

Letterpress Trust

However, there is an innocence about her that is more than a bit intriguing, and watching her play brings me joy. No, this is not a column about dogs, or dog training, but permit me to relay a few recent thoughts enroute to what I hope will be insightful and encouraging for you. Please Continue Reading …

Growing Capacity

In organizations, real power and energy is generated through relationships. The patterns of relationships and the capacities to form them are more important than tasks, functions, roles and positions.

Margaret Wheatly

If you were to take a snapshot view of your organization, based on the perspective of what Margaret Wheatley suggests here, what would you see? Is there a great emphasis on the task at hand, while relationships suffer along? Are departments and/or individuals operating as silos; islands unto themselves? Is it possible that, if the organization were to invest some effort into the “capacity to form” relationships, significant progress would be made? What could your role as one individual be? How much impact could you create?

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