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  • MEETINGS

    Make meetings matter

    May 13, 2011

    Think back to the best meeting you ever had. This could have been a regularly scheduled thing or a one-off coffee with an interesting colleague. (Some of you may have to think way back.)...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • HABITS OF MIND

    Seeing the system

    April 23, 2011

    I’ve been talking about adaptive challenges and the three habits of mind that will help expand the possibility that you might actually make some progress on these tricky issues. Today...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • HABITS OF MIND

    Taking multiple perspectives

    April 17, 2011

    Making progress on your adaptive challenges, as we’ve been seeing in these last blog posts, is about developing adaptive habits of mind. In the last post I talked about asking different...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • HABITS OF MIND

    Asking different questions

    April 8, 2011

    In my last post, I made the distinction between a technical change a leader might want to make in herself or her team, and an adaptive change. Technical changes are the ones where new...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • CHANGE

    Diagnosing the change you want to make

    April 3, 2011

    Maybe you’re a leader looking for one of your team members to change. Maybe she’s aloof, stand-offish, and offends people with her cryptic and occasionally scathing responses to their...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • LEADERS GROW

    Growing skills and minds

    March 29, 2011

    I had a client once with a member on his senior team who was known for his destructive and upsetting behavior. The team was in disarray, and each of the other members pointed to Charlie...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • LEADERS GROW

    Dinosaurs and developments

    March 29, 2011

    With one of my clients, I run a leadership development program as part of a change initiative. The program is meant to be transformational, to change not just what the leaders do, but how...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • ADULT DEVELOPMENT

    Putting the development back in leadership development

    March 11, 2011

    I have a client, the chief executive of a government agency, who wants her senior team to be more strategic, more thoughtful, more teamlike. Ok, the truth is that nearly all my clients...

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    By Jennifer Garvey Berger

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