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This is the Insights to Action session by Gabriel Eckert at the 2013 AENC Annual Meeting.

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2014 aenc from insight to action gabriel eckert 2014 aenc from insight to action gabriel eckert Presentation Transcript

  • Ideas for ActionFrom Insight to Action:6 New Ways to Think, Leadand AchievePresentation copyright Gabriel Eckert, CAE, 2013
  • Powerful Questions• Based on leader’s role as facilitator• Powerful questions are open-endedand sincere• Leaders should actively listen, askfollow-up questions and look forpatternsFrom Insight to Action: 6 New Ways to Think, Lead and Achieve
  • Powerful Questions• It is important to know the differencebetween learner mode and judgermode• We define a crisis• Marcy’s advice• How we ask a question impacts theanswerFrom Insight to Action: 6 New Ways to Think, Lead and Achieve
  • Powerful Questions:Tool for boards• Helps us decide• What to do• What not to do• What to stop doing• 3-step process• Vision• Resources• ConsequencesFrom Insight to Action: 6 New Ways to Think, Lead and Achieve
  • 360-Degree Thinking• 3 things leaders need:• New sources of information• Challenge their way of thinking• Identify and understand connectionsFrom Insight to Action: 6 New Ways to Think, Lead and Achieve
  • 360-Degree ThinkingNew Sources of InformationFrom Insight to Action: 6 New Ways to Think, Lead and Achieve
  • 360-Degree ThinkingChallenge Your Way of Thinking• Whole Brain Thinking• Right Brain vs. Left BrainFrom Insight to Action: 6 New Ways to Think, Lead and Achieve
  • 360-Degree ThinkingChallenge Your Way of Thinking• Whole Brain Thinking• Creates a well-rounded teamFrom Insight to Action: 6 New Ways to Think, Lead and Achieve
  • 360-Degree ThinkingIdentify and Understand Connections• Leaders need to identify andunderstand the connections betweenpeople, processes and outcomes• This impacts staff and volunteersFrom Insight to Action: 6 New Ways to Think, Lead and Achieve
  • Understanding Change… Can we really manage change? …Two types of change:Technical• Can be addressed with knownsolutions, skills, and behaviors• Organizations leverage existing structuresand procedures to address these challenges.• Change is usually accomplished throughtraining or adaptation of existing solutionsand proceduresAdaptive• Far more complex• Require significant shifts in individualhabits, role, identity, or way of thinking• Leaders must help people adapt to these typeof changesFrom Insight to Action: 6 New Ways to Think, Lead and Achieve
  • Understanding Change• Leaders need to understand their owninternal response to change andperceive that of others• What do I know about my level ofresistance to change?• What do I know about others’ level ofresistance to change?• How can I gain a better understanding ofmy own barriers to change and those ofothers?From Insight to Action: 6 New Ways to Think, Lead and Achieve
  • Heightened Intuition• There is an abundance of data• Organizations often focus onmetrics, mechanics and minutia• Intuition is called by many names• Intuition integrates information fromall the senses• Leaders need to:• Know themselves• Leverage experiences• Recognize patterns• Understand connectionsFrom Insight to Action: 6 New Ways to Think, Lead and Achieve
  • Heightened IntuitionWays to Increase Your Intuition• Listen more effectively• Reflect on a decision beforeimplementation• Examine underlying assumptions• Consult others• Communicate• Learn to recognize and interpret youremotions• Increase experiences … try new things• Create the right learning environmentand cultureFrom Insight to Action: 6 New Ways to Think, Lead and Achieve
  • Dynamic Decision Making• Dynamic decision making blends dataand intuition• Decisions are fact-based and feel rightFrom Insight to Action: 6 New Ways to Think, Lead and Achieve
  • Dynamic Decision MakingImpact on Associations• Changes the board agenda• Increases speed of decision making• Influences others through story telling• Economic impact• Emotional impactFrom Insight to Action: 6 New Ways to Think, Lead and Achieve
  • Diversity of ThoughtFrom Insight to Action: 6 New Ways to Think, Lead and Achieve
  • Diversity of ThoughtFrom Insight to Action: 6 New Ways to Think, Lead and Achieve
  • Diversity of ThoughtImpact on Associations• Association need entry-points for newleaders to emerge• Changes in the board nominationsprocess• Evolution of boards• Constituency-based boards• Competency-based boards• Conscientiously functioning boardsFrom Insight to Action: 6 New Ways to Think, Lead and Achieve
  • From Insight to Action:6 New Ways to Think, Lead & AchieveFrom Insight to Action: 6 New Ways to Think, Lead and Achieve
  • Getting Started• Ask powerful questions• Seek information:internal, industry, external, environment• Look for patterns• Leverage whole-brain thinking• Appreciate intuition• Create diversity of thought• Most importantly – start theconversation in your organizationFrom Insight to Action: 6 New Ways to Think, Lead and Achieve
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  • Gabriel Eckert, CAEgabrieleckert@yahoo.comTwitter: gabrieleckertwww.gabrieleckert.com404-731-4017