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September Possibilities from Designed Learning
Activating the Common Good, Leader As Convener, and More from Designed Learning. Check out what’s new in our Fall 2023 Newsletter.
Leaders as conveners: lessons from author Peter Block
In April 2023, Peter Block joined the W.K. Kellogg Foundation‘s Global Fellows Network for a virtual conversation. In this conversation with 80 fellows, Peter shared his perspective on Leader As Convener and how the dominant narrative of leadership no longer serves us as we create a future…
June Possibilities from Designed Learning
June 2023 Newsletter: New eBook, summer workshops, reading list, and many more possibilities from Designed Learning……
Immersive Learning with Peter Block by Dr. William Brendel
Reflections from the first Immersive Learning Circle on Flawless Consulting from OpenSourceOD.
March Possibilities: News from Designed Learning
March 2023 Newsletter: New and refined products, the 4th edition of Flawless Consulting, launch events, and many more possibilities from Designed Learning. …
6 Simple Conversations That Will Create a Better Culture, by Peter Block, Beverly Crowell, and Jeff Evans
All the stories we used to tell each other about how we interacted with people at work were symbolized by one word: “office.” But COVID-19 changed that narrative. It lifted the veil on how isolated we were even before the pandemic began. It also raised questions like, “Is the office…
Return to Normal, No Thanks!
by Jeff Evans, Managing Partner (HR Magazine)
“Return to work. Return to the office. Return to normal. These phrases can be wrought with excitement, apprehension, and sheer terror! Many people are relieved that the world is beginning to open and that we will physically be with others again. We yearn for things to be “normal” again.”…
Exclusive Interview with Beverly Crowell, Managing Partner at Designed Learning
“Now, more than ever, the world needs women to bring their unique skills and talents to help create workplaces and communities that work for the common good of all, where curiosity leads to connection, compassion, and understanding. Be smart about the world you are entering but leave room to be…
Peter Block On The Key To ‘Contracting’ With Your Client
“That is the essence of contracting, the essence of establishing the ground rules—at the very beginning—of what you wish to accomplish. Some people want to intellectualize or to put you to sleep with stories about “how we got here” and how people not in room are making mistakes. You may…
Peter Block on Learning Outside your Area of Expertise
“Everybody’s got their foundation to give to good causes, but the real strength of the private sector is knowledge of how things work and the ability to orchestrate products and services in powerful and entrepreneurial ways. So sharing knowledge can be more powerful than giving money. For example, poverty is…