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Learning from Workplace Experiences as the Portal to Successful Leadership

These cards are great. It is like a mini career planner for understanding which experiences I’ve had–and which ones I haven’t.” Anand Chandrasekar from the Center for Creative Leadership delivered an interactive workshop to 90 managers across four countries: Singapore, Malaysia, … READ MORE

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Building and Testing Visual Values Explorer in Somalia

This post comes from Aaron White at Leadership Beyond Boundaries. Aaron is Deputy Regional Director based at the new Center for Creative Leadership office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Here’s our virtual interview with Aaron: (More on contextualizing Visual Explorer at What is the biggest challenge that youth … READ MORE

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United Nations Development Program, Leadership Beyond Boundaries & Visual Explorer

Here’s a wonderful update from Steadman Harrison on the United Nations LEAD program developing leadership in Portuquese speaking Africa including “Team in a Box” and Leadership Beyond Boundaries. Featured below in the slide show is the Visual Explorer portion of the program–a … READ MORE

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United Nations Development Program, Leadership Beyond Boundaries & Values Explorer

Here’s a wonderful update from Steadman Harrison on the United Nations LEAD program developing leadership in Portuquese speaking Africa including “Team in a Box” and Leadership Beyond Boundaries. Featured below in the slide show is the Values Explorer portion of the program–a … READ MORE

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“Can this blind man do Visual Explorer … ?”

“I was of course pleased to meet Enos and glad to have him as part of our program. My mind, however, began working overtime on how I would incorporate him into the upcoming Visual Explorer exercise. What could I do … READ MORE

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Effective Group Coaching

Jennifer Britton has a new book called Effective Group Coaching: Tried and Tested Tools and Resources for Optimum Coaching Results. On her blog she cites Visual Explorer™ as the first of My Five Favorite Group Coaching Tools This Year. An … 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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Visual Explorer™ in Afghanistan

Here is a repost from the CCL Leading Effectively blog. Clemsen Turregano goes on to talk about members of the Afgan Army picking Visual Explorer images to define leadership “in their hearts and their heads.” clipped from lbbtest.net Leadership Essentials … READ MORE

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Jane Goodall Global Youth Summit: Video introduction to VE (VIDEO)

Visual Explorer was used to close Jane Goodall’s Global Youth Summit, and the event was captured on video. The question posed was “What is one of the most important things that you learned about leadership at the Global Youth Summit?” The … READ MORE

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The Art of Public Service

Excerpt from Dean Ellen Schall’s Convocation Remarks Presented to 2009 graduates of the NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service May 15, 2009 See the related New York Times article: What do you see? More at the NYU … READ MORE

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Leadership Beyond Boundaries

The Center for Creative Leadership is making a difference in grassroots leadership worldwide by means of our Leadership Beyond Boundaries initiative. Visual Explorer and Leadership Metaphor Explorer are just a few of the tools used in this initiative to have better dialogue … READ MORE

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97 percent of the 89 employers surveyed believe that arts training is crucial to developing creativity

Here’s a message from Lou St. Ville (Director of Education and Development at Crate&Barrel, & an alum of the Center for Creative Leadership’s Leading Creatively Program) … From: St. Ville, Lou [mailto:@crateandbarrel.com]Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 1:20 PMTo: Palus, Chuck; … READ MORE

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VE in Palestine

Hello Chuck and David,We just got back from facilitating leadership development courses for the senior staff of three Palestinian ministries (Youth and Sports, Women’s Affairs, and Finance) where we used Visual Explorer to great effect. The stunning visual imagery made … READ MORE

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ASTD Honors CCL & CHP Partnership

The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) has awarded Catholic Healthcare Partners (CHP) and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) two Excellence in Practice Awards and a citation for our work on CHP’s innovative Leadership Academy for executives and … READ MORE

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Organizational Leadership Development in Ethiopia Among NGOs

The Center for Creative Leadership has been working to make leadership development more accessible in our world through the Global Voice of Leadership (GVOL) initiative. The effort involves developing new models to reach out to new populations and regions. One … READ MORE

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Visual Exploration news from bloggers: Facilitating transitions. Beyond the glass ceiling. Treasure Maps for personal visioning

Viv McWaters uses the technique of drawing a Visual Explorer image at random as a way of getting to fresh ideas. Of this image she says “It reminds me of the somewhat artificial world we facilitators operate in. … How … READ MORE

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Rethinking Wicked Problems, Compendium at CCL, VizThink Conference,

A note this morning from our CCL colleague in Brussels, design specialist Bertrand Sereno: A couple of pointers which may be of interest to you: Rethinking Wicked Problems Unpacking Paradigms, Bridging Universes A conversation with Jeff Conklin & Min Basadur … READ MORE

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VE 2.0 images on the iLead ipod

We are starting to use the iPod Touch as a platform for viewing and sharing Visual Explorer 2.0, along with other leadership learning materials. This gives a fair idea of what it looks like, but does not reveal the wonders … READ MORE

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VE at Cheetah Camp, Mumbai, India

Using the portable poker-card size prototype Philomena Rego from the Center for Creative Leadership worked with facilitators using Visual Explorer in support of grassroots leadership in India. Her reports can be found at Leadership Beyond Boundaries. Recently we have this … READ MORE

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Laos Leadership Forum 2007

Not only one tree will make a fence, not only the leader can create societal change. — Lao proverb A Leadership Forum was held on June 11, 2007 in Vientiane, Laos, aimed to raise awareness about the challenges of leadership … READ MORE

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Visual Explorer for mediated dialogue, Academy of Management 2007

Art can provide “bridges that even enemies may want to cross” (Xerox PARC Artist in Residence Program). Chuck Palus(Center for Creative Leadership) is presenting Visual Explorer as a tool for enabling mediated dialogue at The 2007 Annual Meeting of the … READ MORE

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Visual Explorer featured in new edition of The Change Handbook

CCL’s Visual Explorer featured in new edition of The Change Handbook February 2007 – Greensboro, N.C. – The Change Handbook, considered the definitive resource for best methods on organizational change, features a chapter on the Center for Creative Leadership’s Visual … READ MORE

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