Category Archives: Personal

B&D 19-20: Improving Leadership Practice (Part 2)

What does it mean to practice reframing? Bolman and Deal (2017) posited this through two questions: “From this perspective, what’s going on?” “And what options does this view suggest?” (p. 409-10) Through the provided case study, Bolman and Deal demonstrate … Continue reading

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B&D 16-18: Improving Leadership Practice (Part 1)

Frames generate scripts, or scenarios, to guide action in high-stakes circumstance. (Bolman & Deal, 2017, p. 323) The four frames are really preferences.  We are capable of operating in all four frames.  I may be more comfortable in the structural … Continue reading

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B&D 12-14: The Symbolic Frame

All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts… -Shakespeare, As You Like It (Act II, Scene VII) One of the most symbolic … Continue reading

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B&D: Chapters 1, 2, & 15

In laying out the premise for the book, Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership, Bolman and Deal (2017) established their four frames (human resources, structural, political, and symbolic) and also indicated two other important issues of leadership: asking the “right” questions … Continue reading

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Year in Review…

At the beginning of the year, I set some resolutions I wanted to hold myself to and this a recap of those successes and failures. Run 1000 miles – Well this was a disaster.  It started off pretty good and then … Continue reading

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Cannonball…

I am on the mailing list for Senator Marco Rubio, since I am one of his constituents and feel a need to be informed about his actions.  His organization recently sent an email stating they were behind their first quarter … Continue reading

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Resolutions…

It seems that every year, I renew a commitment to write more often in this space.  Year after year, I have a few posts early on and then things peter out over time.  This year will hopefully be different, but … Continue reading

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