Archive for the ‘Organizational’ Category

One of firefighting’s greatest leaders ever —Chief Alan Brunacini— gives ‘power goofers’ a good hosing.

When I first met Alan Brunacini, I had no idea that he was a prototype of what I would come to call “the dolphin thinker.” He was simply a super-nice guy, who was already being steadily promoted by his employer, the Phoenix (Ariz.) Fire Department. I was a reporter for the local newspaper. A few [...]

PROBABLY IT’S TIME TO SEND SOME SOFT SKILLS EMISSARIES TO THE PIONEERING LEAN-AGILE-SCRUM COMMUNITIES

br>If you yourself aren’t involved in big-time software development or don’t, say, have a serious client or close friend who is, you may not be aware of some of the latest organizing concepts in this highly influential technology sub-specialty.
I’m referring particularly to the kind of ideas that often travel under one (or all) of these [...]

BASKETBALL MAY BE JUST SO MUCH BOOLA BOOLA TO A LOT OF FOLKS. BUT IF YOU STUDY THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MAKING THE LEAP, WHAT KENTUCKY’S JOHN CALIPARI IS ATTEMPTING IS WORTH KEEPING AN EYE ON

One of the things that makes sports competition so compelling is that it is all about leaping, all the time.
You don’t have to wait forever to know who leapt well and who didn’t. Sports games usually have time limits. When time is up, the game is over, and unless there’s a tie, there is [...]

IF YOU’VE GOT A DOLPHIN SMILE AND A DOLPHIN IDEA, WITH A LITTLE DOLPHIN ENTERPRISE, YOU CAN GET SOME GOOD MEDIA EXPOSURE

You can see how it’s done if you’ll go here. One of our favorite dolphinthinkers, Carlos Salum, founder of Salum International Resources (SIR), a management consulting firm based in Huntersville, NC, has a knack for providing authoritative answers to questions from reporters. Do it once and you’ll likely get to do it again. Carlos has [...]

THIS TALENTED BTC ASSOCIATE USES
THE MCIRCLE INSTRUMENT® TO INTRODUCE 80 SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHERS AND AIDES TO NEW LEAP!  OPPORTUNITIES

And she only had two hours to get the job done!
Here’s how she did it:
She chose as her “tool for insight” Brain Technologies’ popular mCircle assessment product for introducing people to how their way of resolving conflicts can limit the kind of games they can play. For example, if you resolve most conflicts by [...]