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Lead Change Blog

Chris Argyris, business theorist and professor, says there’s a universal human tendency to organize our lives around remaining in control and winning. Posted in Leadership Development SmartBlog for Leadership [link] A Department of Labor report on the glass ceiling noted that “what’s important [in organizations] is comfort, chemistry, and collaboration.”

Mindful Mondays: Five Questions You Should Be Asking Yourself On a Regular Basis

Next Level Blog

As represented by the little blue loop in the picture that accompanies this post (the cognoscenti among you will recognize it as the Double Loop Learning Model from Chris Argyris), most of us tend to get into a well grooved loop of actions and results (or cause and effect if you like).

Climbing the Ladder of Inference

You're Not the Boss of Me

It was developed by Chris Argyris and made known in Peter Senge ’s book The Fifth Discipline. building awareness communication Leadership Leadership Development Uncategorized Chris Argyris ladder of inference Peter Senge

28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Lisa Kohn , from The Thoughtful Leaders Blog , says “ONE THING every leader should have in their IDP – an understanding of Chris Argyris'' Ladder of Inference. Welcome to the September edition of the Leadership Development Carnival !

How Criticizing in Private Undermines Your Team

Harvard Business Review

Second, research by Chris Argyris and Don Schön and my 30 years working with leadership teams shows that in challenging situations almost all leaders try to minimize the expression of negative feelings: If it's difficult for you to give negative feedback, you prefer to do it in private than in the team setting. You are holding your weekly team leadership meeting.

Don’t Sugarcoat Negative Feedback

Harvard Business Review

Professor Chris Argyris demonstrated that many “stars” who effortlessly ascend the career ladder are shockingly unable to handle negative news. What Argyris showed was that managers who “never failed” — who were hot shots in school and then on the job — were often devastated by constructive criticism and actually sought to ignore or deny it. The old rap against coaches and consultants: they borrow your watch to tell you the time.

Your Team Needs an Intervention

Harvard Business Review

Straight out of Argyris''s classic HBR article about why smart people can''t learn," this room is full of people skilled in all elements of leadership except collaborative work and unfamiliar with the messiness of honest, open-ended discussion. At 7:30 on a sunny winter day in London, I settle into a conference room with the usual low-tech tools for high-stakes teamwork: Big white Post-It pads, Sharpies of every color, and a sense of urgency.