Building trust in challenging times

By Bruce MacAllister and Diana Mosonyi  Today’s global environment seems hectic and unpredictable. As we emerge from our self-imposed seclusion and re-enter the wider world, trust an essential element. Many recent events demonstrate that an essential element of social engagement is trust. For a society to function, trust at all levels, is essential. It is

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The organizational ombudsman model has been widely embraced for many years by colleges, universities, and progressive corporations as an important resource to ensure that students and employees have a neutral, confidential, informal resource available to assist when issues or conflict arise. In these times of crisis and change, the ombuds resource becomes an even more

Ten Axioms of Change Management

Ten Axioms of Change Management In my work, it seems that organizations are encountering major change issues more and more frequently. In my work with organizations facing change issues, it seems that I am asked to work with change situations in two very different circumstances. Some organizations that are planning change such as those that

Failure and Gridlock in Washington – Lessons in Negotiation We Can Learn From the Current Situation

Failure and Gridlock in Washington – Lessons in Negotiation We Can Learn From the Current Situation As anyone who views our website’s home page will discover, our organization’s dedicated focus is on helping individuals and organizations thrive by helping to empower them to be more effective in communication, negotiation, and conflict resolution. The country is

“How Leading Lawyers Think” A book review by Monique McKay, LL.M. and Robert Creo, J.D.

Preface: The following is a book review co-authored by professional colleagues, Monique McKay and Robert Creo. Ms. McKay and Mr. Creo are the co-founders of the Master Mediator Institute, which is a non-profit organization that allows mediators, executives, negotiators and advocates to connect with leading scientists and academics to explore cutting edge theories about human

The Five C’s of Leadership

Leadership in Context – Final Installment The FIVE “Cs” of Leadership; An overview of the attributes of leadership (continued) In this final posting on the current topic of leadership, I complete our review of some of the different approaches to discussing the traits that are commonly identified with an effective leader.  Those of you who

The Five C’s of Leadership, Part I.

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