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Guiding Change: Relationships Foster Movements

Post contributed by Dr. Bryan Boulanger When I was little my father used to tell me, “If you want to know what you look like, look in the mirror. If you want to know who you are, look at your friends.” As I’ve grown older and my wife and I have had our own children, I’ve added “If you want…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 20: Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO

Ep. 20 - Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO We live in a time of increasing job uncertainty and instability, and navigating a path through such changing times is made even more difficult because practices and habits of success are themselves unsettled. Against this backdrop, Coach Beverly E. Jones has written a new book, "Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 14: Organizations, Culture and Higher Education

Ep. 14 - Organizations, Culture and Higher Education: An Interview with Edgar Schein Bringing change to higher education is often framed as a problem of creating new content, curriculum, and pedagogy, but higher education has a history that goes back to the 11th century and a culture that has evolved over centuries to its current state. And “culture” is a word…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 13: Loving Your Job in the Changing World of Work

Ep. 13 - Loving Your Job in the Changing World of Work The democratization of information, quality practices, and entrepreneurship has brought disruptive upheaval to many of the institutions of modern life. For increasing numbers of workers, a lifetime of work with a small number of stable employers has given way to a succession of relatively short employment, freelance, or…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 8: Leadership Coaching in Higher Ed

Ep. 8 - The Leadership Coaching Revolution in Higher Education The use of leadership coaches has exploded in corporations and other organizations. Eric Schmidt and Bill Gates say “everyone needs a coach,” and increasingly in the C-suite, almost everyone has one. And the reasons for this growth are becoming clearer. When individuals are coached, they become more effective with improvements…

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Sign up Now: Facilitating Change that Sticks, 9-11 June 2015 (Tu-Th)

@OlinCollege and @BigBeacon are pleased to announce the short course Facilitating Change that Sticks, 9-11 June 2015 (Tues-Thurs) at Franklin W. Olin College.  According to the announcement This three-day workshop develops participant skills and strategies for creating change that "sticks."   In particular, we dive into a set of personal and organizational skills that will help participants develop both personally and professionally as effective…

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