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Curiosity in Change Leads to Openness, Wonder and Possibility

Posted by Lon Swartzentruber on August 13, 2019

Over the past two months, we've explored the concept of change, and how courage, curiosity, and trust can help you navigate it. Last month , we looked at the importance of practicing courage. This month, we’re taking a deep dive into the benefits of approaching change with curiosity.

When change happens, there is a lot of new—new people, new ways of doing things, new deadlines, new voices, new perspectives, and new outcomes. Approaching change from a posture of curiosity helps you maintain a sense of openness, wonder, and possibility in the face of all this newness.

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Topics: leadership coaching, lon swartzentruber, business, deep dive, nonprofit, education, faith-based community

Courage in Change

Posted by Lon Swartzentruber on July 11, 2019

As I mentioned last month, change takes courage, curiosity, and trust. This month, I’m taking a deep dive into courage, and how it can help you approach, embrace, and engage change.

A little over a year ago, I began working with an executive director whose predecessor was well-liked and had a long tenure but left rather abruptly.

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Topics: leadership coaching, lon swartzentruber, business, deep dive, nonprofit, education, faith-based community

Three Behaviors Necessary for Change

Posted by Lon Swartzentruber on June 11, 2019

Our mission at Design Group International is clear: we help organizations and their leaders transform for a vibrant future. The word transform indicates some type of change. We deal with change every day and with every client.

As you might imagine, over the years, we have learned a lot about change. But mostly we’ve learned that change takes courage, curiosity, and trust.

Over the next few months, through my blog writing, I plan to take a deep dive into change and the three behaviors that I’ve found helpful in approaching, embracing, and engaging it.

This month, let’s take a bird’s-eye view of change and how practicing courage, curiosity, and trust can help. Let’s take them in reverse order.

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Topics: leadership coaching, lon swartzentruber, business, deep dive, nonprofit, education, faith-based community

We know a thing or two, because we’ve seen a thing or two.

Posted by Ron Mahurin on March 5, 2019

By Dr. Ron Mahurin

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Topics: leadership coaching, education

Free-Solo for Higher Education

Posted by Ron Mahurin on December 12, 2018

by Dr. Ron Mahurin—DGI Senior Consultant

Can you recall a time in your life when you faced both your greatest fear and your highest hope, all in the same moment? Does that even seem possible? If you’ve had the experience, what did you learn about yourself?

The National Geographic Documentary Film Free Solo chronicles just such an event in the life of the climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock: the 3,000 foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park ... without a rope.

El Capitan – No Ropes

I recently saw the film, and was not only captivated by the compelling story, but frankly, frightened out of my mind.

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Topics: leadership coaching, business, education

Tool Time

Posted by Ron Mahurin on December 7, 2018

by Dr. Ron Mahurin—DGI Senior Consultant and Principal, The Mahurin Group

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Topics: leadership coaching, deep dive, education

What is Process Consulting?

Posted by Ron Mahurin on September 27, 2018

originally posted May 28, 2018

Process consulting

Process consulting is all about helping organizations help themselves. By utilizing an inquiry-based and collaborative approach, together we craft an organizational process that meets your desired outcomes.

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Topics: deep dive, education

Culture Eats Strategy

Posted by Ron Mahurin on September 27, 2018

(Yet Strategy and Process - Still Matter)

originally posted July 4, 2018

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Topics: strategic planning, business, education

Considering Courageous Leadership

Posted by Ron Mahurin on September 27, 2018

 Originally Published August 13, 2018

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Topics: leadership coaching, education

Seasons of Change

Posted by Ron Mahurin on September 27, 2018

 

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Topics: leadership coaching, education