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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Thinking about transformation

I want to explore the nature of transformation. I teach a class at Georgetown University for aspiring coaches, and one
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The centered response

How can employees stay centered and be collaborative when sharing business news that isn’t always rosy? This website lists the
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