Mel Wildermuth Mel Wildermuth
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When change requires you to challenge people's familiar reality, it can be difficult, dangerous work. Whatever the context--whether in the private or the public sector--many will feel threatened as you push though major changes. But as a leader, you need to find a way to make it work.
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Cris Wildermuth
Here is the video where I introduce the book and some leadership myths. Other videos and questions for discussion will also be posted here as you all get started.

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Cris Wildermuth
I created a brief e-learning module to get us started the first week. I hope you enjoy it! I'll enter the first question on Tuesday, July 16. If you prefer, you may click directly on THIS PAGE. You may also skip the email sign up if you prefer to do so (it shouldn't impact your ability to see the contents). If you experience problems, please let me know.

Happy Learning!

Dr. Cris Wildermuth
Linked:HR Community Chair

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Cris Wildermuth
Here is my message for the week!

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Cris Wildermuth

Here is one more video addressing an interesting discussion within The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Is there such a thing as a "dysfunctional organization"? 

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Cris Wildermuth
Time to review a great chapter of The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Chapter 4, Diagnosing the System. This week, I created once again a brief e-learning module. You may find it HERE (better if you're using a mobile device) or, if you prefer, the module is embedded below. Please invite your friends to join this book club! Also, if you are enjoying the discussions, please post your own thoughts and feedback! 
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Cris Wildermuth
Here is the e-learning module that helps you discuss chapter 4, Diagnosing the system. Note that you do not need to sign up again. However, if you do (it only takes entering your name and email) that will be super helpful, as I'll be able to see who is going through the modules (and, therefore, how useful they are).

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Roberta Townsend Roberta
Thank you for your great work on this Cris!

Roberta
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Cris Wildermuth
Thank you so much, Roberta! I'll enter another module this weekend. Have you enjoyed the book so far?
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Cris Wildermuth

One more module! Even if you have not yet reached Chapter 11 of Heifetz, Grashow, & Linsky's The Practice of Adaptive Leadership, you may appreciate this e-learning module about "Orchestrating Conflict." In it, I briefly discuss Heifetz et al.'s conflict resolution tips and introduce three other books I love on the topic: Getting to Yes, Getting Past No, and The Abilene Paradox. 

Tip: If you are using a mobile phone, you will have a better experience by clicking on THIS LINK. Otherwise, you will see how I embedded the module below.

A few additional tips and kind requests:

  • You do not need to sign up again but frankly, I'd appreciate it if you did. That's the only way I can see how many people are benefitting from these modules. 
  • Please enter your general comments on the process below (as a "reply" to the post), so that others can see your comments and feel inspired to enter their own!
  • Please share this resource with your colleagues at work!
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Cris Wildermuth

Here is the module on conflict again, embedded for your convenience. Once again, remember that you don't need to sign up again. It's just helpful to me, as I can then see how many people accessed it and how useful, therefore, it is to our community.



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Cris Wildermuth
Yahoo1 I just discovered that the "Abilene Paradox" fable that I mentioned in the e-learning is available for free in THIS COURSE on Coursera. I thought I'd share!

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Roberta Townsend Roberta
Hi Chris - I'm enjoying your facilitation of learning from the book very much! I have had a crazy busy month, so I haven't been making much progress with the reading. I'll jump back in and start going through your latest modules as well. 

My email is townsendroberta@gmail.com

Thanks again,
Roberta
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Roberta Townsend Roberta
I really enjoyed learning about the Abilene Paradox, and got some more ideas about conflict resolution which are always welcome in my line of work. 

Thanks again for your great facilitation of this book review Chris!

Roberta
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