Develop Cohesion Magazine and Newsletter Articles
Reading is essential for professional development. We encourage our credential holders to read regularly. Reading promotes reflection and critical thinking about the competency domains, leader tasks, and supporting knowledge associated with each level of certification. The articles below from popular magazines and newsletters are relevant to the Develop Cohesion competency domain. We add new articles here regularly.
Debriefing is a structured learning process designed to continuously evolve plans while they’re being executed. It originated in the military as a way to learn quickly in rapidly changing situations and to address mistakes or changes on the field. In business, debriefing has been widely documented as critical to accelerating projects, innovating novel approaches, and hitting difficult objectives. It also brings a team together, strengthens relationships, and fosters team learning.Doug Sundheim in Harvard Business Review
When I analyzed sustained collaborations in a wide range of industries, I found that they were marked by common mental attitudes: widespread respect for colleagues’ contributions, openness to experimenting with others’ ideas, and sensitivity to how one’s actions may affect both colleagues’ work and the mission’s outcome.Francesca Gino in Harvard Business Review
How to transform your AARs from diagnoses of past failure into aids for future success? Realize that looking for lessons isn’t the same as learning them. View the AAR as an ongoing learning process – rather than a one-time meeting, report, or postmortem. Set the stage for AARs with rigorous before-action planning – articulating your intended results, anticipated challenges, and lessons from previous similar situations. Conduct mini-AARs after each project milestone – holding everyone accountable forMarilyn Darling, Charles Parry, and Joseph Moore in Harvard Business Review
applying key lessons quickly in the next project phase.