Bee Ready For Change

“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” ~ William Pollard As 2016 draws to a close, I am busy studying for the final exam in the certified beekeeper class I am taking. When I enrolled…

Take Responsibility For What You Love

“Take responsibility for what you love as an act of service.” ~ Peggy Holman I have been reading Peggy Holman’s book, “Engaging Emergence: Turning Upheaval into Opportunity”. From the moment I heard Dr. Susan Stewart, DVM, describe Holman’s concepts at the the 2015 ECHO International Agricultural Conference, I knew that I had to read the…

Leading (Personal) Change

(This blog post was originally posted at leadchangegroup.com where I publish blogs on leadership topics.) A few months ago, I was reading John P. Kotter’s best selling book Leading Change as part of a group assignment in my workplace. Kotter’s eight-stage process for managing organizational change sparked lively discussion. Our leadership team spent time considering…