Category: Consulting Model

  • The Year Ahead–2016

    Happy New Year! What’s on tap for 2016? Continue consulting to organizations–especially libraries–that are motivated to transform themselves through leadership, strategy, and innovative organizational design. Integrate a lifelong commitment to community service through service learning advocacy. Explore the possibility of bridging polarized relationships that are obstacles to transformative change. I am excited about the publication […]

  • A Natural Systems Approach to Reducing Workplace Anxiety

    One of the fundamental principles I bring to my consulting practice is that people are better able to solve problems and think creatively when they are less anxious. In an article based on my dissertation research, I explain how this idea fits with neuroscience research–that cognitive impairment, which translates into poor problem solving and reduced […]

  • Structural Obstacles to Effective Digital Preservation Practice

    Last week, I had the privilege of attending iPRES 2012 in Toronto. The conference was replete with case studies and research reports detailing the state of the digital preservation field. A number of presentations provided strong evidence for progress in web archiving and frameworks for understanding data curation, as well as development of tools and […]

  • Logo Conveys Consulting Practice Purpose–To Enable Organizations to Realize Potential

    I am thrilled with the new logo design the talented designer Justin Rands created for me. Derived from the photo of inflating hot air balloons on my web site banner, the logo conveys movement and growth. My consulting practice adds value to organizations by bringing an outside perspective to help break out of patterns that stand in the way […]

  • Consulting Services that Meet Client Needs

    Last week, at a conference, a colleague asked me, “What differentiates your services from those that other consultants offer?” It didn’t take me long to respond. I pride myself on tailoring services to meet client needs rather than leading with a particular technical solution. Like the organization development consultants I studied in my dissertation research, […]

  • Application of Bowen Theory to Organization Development Practice

    At the end of May, I presented a summary of my dissertation findings to my dissertation committee and fellow Fielding Graduate University students. This event is called the Final Oral Review (FOR). My FOR was a webinar–but we had some technical difficulties, and the session was not recorded. I wanted to be able to share […]

  • Overcoming Irrational Forces in Work Systems

    Are you curious about why some work system engagements go so well and others are so difficult when by all appearances, the presenting issues seem similar? Have you thought about irrational forces at work in human systems and the power those forces have to hijack good thinking? What can a consultant do to help people […]

  • Coming soon, more time for consulting to organizations!

    I am excited by the prospect of spending more time consulting to organizations with motivation to build capacity, improve effectiveness, and grapple with transformational change. For most of my career, I have been engaged in organizational change efforts as a manager and leader. In addition, I have provided consulting services such as meeting facilitation, strategic […]