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Community Conversations in Glasgow
Community Conversations in Glasgow The Columns “The inspiration for the collaboration with Concerned Citizens of Glasgow came from a book called “Community: The Structure of Community” by Peter Block, which explores how communities can move towards more positive outcomes through dialogue and shared vision.”… Read Article
25 books management consultants from firms like McKinsey and Bain recommend for anyone who wants to make smarter business decisions Insider “Flawless Consulting” by Peter Block is known to be a must-read for consultants, and it’s been revised and published with three editions to fit the challenges that next-generation consultants might face at work. … Read Article
6 Simple Conversations That Will Create a Better Culture, by Peter Block, Beverly Crowell, and Jeff Evans
6 Simple Conversations That Will Create a Better Culture, by Peter Block, Beverly Crowell, and Jeff Evans (Talent Quarterly) 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… Read Article
Return to Normal, No Thanks!
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.”… Read Article
Exclusive Interview with Beverly Crowell, Managing Partner at Designed Learning
Exclusive Interview with Beverly Crowell, Managing Partner at Designed Learning (HR Magazine) “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… Read Article
Peter Block On The Key To ‘Contracting’ With Your Client
Peter Block On The Key To ‘Contracting’ With Your Client (Forbes) “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… Read Article
Peter Block on Learning Outside your Area of Expertise
Peter Block on Learning Outside your Area of Expertise (Forbes) “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… Read Article
Peter Block on Why Relationships are Paramount
Peter Block on Why Relationships are Paramount (Forbes) “So little has changed. It’s stunning to me how people’s questions continue to be pretty much the same. I thought people would get over being afraid of the boss. I thought they would get over thinking that if top management is not on your side you don’t have a chance.”… Read Article