Tag Archives: leadership culture

The Magic of Metaphors: Tools for Leaders

Leadership Metaphor Explorer is a tool for helping a group or team think with more energy, insight, and creativity about the present and future of their work together. This post comes from Amanda Kowal Kenyon, SVP, Director, Organizational Development, Ketchum. Ketchum … READ MORE

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A Brief History of Leadership Metaphor Explorer™ (VIDEO)

This video from a LME session in Second Life (AMI Conference, 2008, University of the Pacific) is fun and interesting. The virtual interactive world of Second Life uses the digital versions of the cards as huge posters on the walls. … READ MORE

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Exploring the climate for teaching, learning, and working

Here’s a self-explanatory slide show from Bruce Flye illustrating his facilitation of  a group exploring how to create a climate conducive to teaching, learning, and working. Notice the “visual + verbal” collaging of the images with their emergent meanings. (Use … READ MORE

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Creating an environment in which change can occur

The Explorer tools easily lend themselves to compelling and useful digital graphics. In this example Bruce Flye uses both Visual Explorer and Leadership Metaphor Explorer in helping this team of departmental leaders create their narrative for intentional change. The print … READ MORE

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Opportunities to lead and experience full lives: Living the mission at UGARC

What does the mission statement mean to you? What do you need to do for the mission statement to be fully achieved?   – framing questions for the UGARC Visual Explorer sessions Our colleagues at the social services organization Ulster-Greene … READ MORE

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What do you see? Using Visual Explorer for admissions essays at the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

click through to the New York Times article more on Dean Schall’s address more at the NYU site more at Leading Effectively CCL blog reposted from the New York Times, EducationLife section, Sunday, November 1, 2009 Below is the online … READ MORE

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Creative conversations with the women of Kpendua, Ghana, West Africa

“This is the Nyobilbaligu Women’s Group having their monthly meeting on my veranda. Using the Visual Explorer cards, this meeting focused on thinking for oneself, creativity, problem-solving, and information sharing.” “[In these photos] three women at our women’s group meeting … READ MORE

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How Can Leadership Be Taught: Symposium at the Harvard Business School

Visual Explorer #517 Recently I had the pleasure of sharing our ideas about leadership culture with the symposium on How Can Leadership Be Taught at the Harvard Business School. Our conveners aimed at creating a shared body of knowledge for … READ MORE

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Can culture be intentionally changed?

Here is a re-post from CEO.com sampling John and Gary’s great new book. Leadership Metaphor Explorer™ is keyed to stages of leadership culture and is often used in organizational leadership development. Here is a summary of their book, Transforming Your … READ MORE

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Intro to Leadership Metaphor Explorer™ (VIDEO)

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Understanding leadership cultures that enable innovation

Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 4:26 PMTo: Harrison III, SteadmanSubject: Leadership Metaphor Explorer Steadman, We used the LME with our media client last week as we originally conceived the exercise: the participants explored leadership behaviors that enable and disable innovation. … READ MORE

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Visual and verbal literacy: Skills for contemporary leadership

David Magellan Horth provides this field report on using Leadership Metaphor Explorer (LME) and Visual Explorer (VE) to address skills for contemporary leadership. The following design was used successful at the Library Leadership and Management Association LLAMA (a Division of … READ MORE

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Creating and Sustaining High Performance Public Organizations

Thanks to Tom Hickok for this fine description of how the Leadership Metaphor Explorer Cards worked in his advanced topics in management course at Virginia Tech, with a special focus on “the inextricably intertwined concepts of leadership and culture.” —–Original … READ MORE

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