Common denominator: Three kinds of self orientation

The math of David Maister’s Trust Equation[1] is designed to make a simple point: of the four components of trust,
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A case for coaching: It’s about time

In our coaching work, we at Kenning often see dramatic personal transformations unlocked by seemingly obvious changes. For instance, I
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How you grow at work…and why coaching matters

Regardless of your job or your tenure, it’s likely that you aspire to grow and develop. Learning new skills, feeling
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A case for coaching: What’s in your wallet?

Understanding the currency you trade in as a path to transformational growth I recently had a discussion with a client,
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If you want a culture like a Special Operations Unit, you have to be deliberate

  The Rangers have the Ranger Creed The Navy SEALs have the Navy SEAL Creed The Army has the Soldier’s
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How healthy is your organization’s culture?

Kenning’s 3D Culture Process: Diagnostic Phase “Before anything else, we want to help you assess where your organization’s culture really
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Pick the assessment best suited to the kind of change you want to make

Some psychological and psychometric assessments are designed to tell you who you are so that you can figure out how
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Introducing Inside-Out Leadership offerings for 2018

In 2018, Kenning Associates will offer individual enrollees the opportunity to complete a 6-month Leadership Master Class sequence that combines
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Resiliency in business is like a bar fight

Once, when I was preparing for a combat deployment, I had the privilege of working with a trainer named  Tony
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Kenning elsewhere on the web

We’re delighted when Kenning people and ideas are featured elsewhere on the web.  Here you’ll find the latest coverage with
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Prodromos: A look at good leadership

The question is important, persistent and almost unanswerable – what is a good leader? We all struggle with the answer,
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The case for culture statements

For decades, most well-established organizations have gone through the process of developing mission and vision statements to clarify their purpose,
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Three questions for two new Kenning partners

Two valued associates of Kenning, Annie Howell and Laurie Burkland Waller, recently have been elected as partners in our firm. 
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Leadership for the Unknown

Kenning is proud to announce partner JC Glick’s new book A Light in the Darkness: Leadership Development for the Unknown
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Don’t prioritize capability over capacity

The future workplace demands capacity, not capability. Do you know the difference? The word “capable” comes from the Latin word
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See it, own it, and take action

Transformation begins with noticing. Kenning’s core coaching approach emphasizes iterative cycles of observation and experimentation – engendering self learning and
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What is a coaching culture?

The benefits of coaching are multiplied when the whole organization gets on board Working with an executive coach may, once upon
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Supporting women at work

When high performing women employees struggle to find a fit When women move along in their careers, many of them – despite
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Do adults actually change?

An academic debate leads us to ponder the value of the either/or debate We tend to like “this or that” distinctions because
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Shame as a motivator

Shame may have a powerful effect on behavior, but it isn’t a sound foundation for personal or organizational growth I was
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The power of a culture statement

A culture statement helps colleagues make day-to-day choices that are grounded in organizational values Organizations are collections of people.  Everything
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Leaders who listen

Recently, I saw a poster like this one in the hallway of an elementary school, and I was pleasantly surprised
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Learning in action

Kenning’s work is informed by the principle that adults learn by doing.  And more doing.  And then doing some more.
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The Birkman Method

Optimize engagement and team performance by increasing your leadership versatility Leadership versatility is not just a competitive advantage, it has become
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Your organization is a system

Frustrated by intractable problems at work? Maybe the art and science of systems thinking can reframe the challenge The fundamental complexity of
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Women, power, and body language

Moving your body differently can change how you think Next time you’re on an airplane, take a look around.  If
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Building body awareness

You can better manage your stress by increasing your awareness of what your body is experiencing If I asked you, “How
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A 360 view on leadership

Want to take stock of yourself as a leader?  Kenning suggests making use of the Leadership Circle The Leadership Circle Profile is one of
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Making distinctions

From my friend and colleague Bill Merriam, I acquired the saying, “Your story is the horse your distinctions ride in
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Top-team alignment

Top-team alignment is powerful.  But what can you do when you know you don’t have it? It’s not unusual for
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