Leadership Games presents twenty-five practical, inexpensive experimental activities designed to be used in various leadership training and development programmes.This book centers on those areas of primary concern to todays managers, team leadership, risking innovation, fostering collaboration, managing conflict, and using diversity. The author has extensive experience both in the academic and consulting word (including being a past President of the Outward Bound program in Rockland, Maine).
Chapter 7: The Exercises in Play: A Story of Real Organizational Change
The Exercises in Play: A Story of Real Organizational Change
This is a tale of organizational development in action. It covers the four principal stages of an outside consultant's involvement with an organization: engagement, entry, endeavor, and ending. Its intent is to demonstrate the promise and potential as well as the frustration and challenge involved in a commitment to experiential forms of leadership development.
Engagement is the first interaction between consultant and client, resulting in either a meeting of the minds or a parting of the ways. Entry is the set of actions that allows a consultant to establish a viable role in the host organization. Endeavor is the actual work consultant and client do together over ...