Author Archive for: ‘William Bergquist’

LOVE LINGERS HERE: INTIMATE ENDURING RELATIONSHIPS XI. STORMING IN AN ENDURING RELATIONSHIP

LOVE LINGERS HERE: INTIMATE ENDURING RELATIONSHIPS XI. STORMING IN AN ENDURING RELATIONSHIP

The second phase that characterizes most developmental plates involves conflict about what the relationship is and should be and/or about the relative influence which each member of the couple should wield in working on specific developmental tasks. In many cases, couples confront the unreality of their idealized images of the relationship.

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Leading into the Future XIa: Can the Center Hold Given the Challenge of Size and Complexity?

Leading into the Future XIa: Can the Center Hold Given the Challenge of Size and Complexity?

The postmodern organizations to be found in most contemporary societies are subject to rapid change and rapid growth; furthermore, they have become complex as a result of attempts to accommodate this change and growth

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Love Lingers Here: Intimate Enduring Relationships X: Forming A Relationship

Love Lingers Here: Intimate Enduring Relationships X: Forming A Relationship

Couples move through four overall stages of development, the initial stage being defined as “forming,” and the subsequent three stages being defined as “storming,” “norming” and “performing” — to borrow terms used by Tuchman.

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Carving Up Gracie: The Loss of Integration

Carving Up Gracie: The Loss of Integration

“You can’t carve up Gracie!” While this was initially brushed off as just a theatrical gesture that reinforces the important of integration, the “carving up Gracie” became a recurrent theme at the Gathering.

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The Leadership Spectrum

Following is a 34 minute presentation of the Leadership Spectrum as presented by Dr. William Bergquist:  

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Scoring the Leadership Style Inventory

Here are instructions for scoring the Leadership Style Inventory

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Leading into the Future X: Are We Post Post-Modernism?

Leading into the Future X: Are We Post Post-Modernism?

Those who are leading (and learning) into the future, will find the order that underlies much of the chaos in contemporary organizations. If these leaders are to learn into the future, they will have to be intellectually honest—acknowledging the chaos that inevitably underlies much of the apparent order to be found in contemporary organizations.

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In Search of Truth II: The Dance of Collusion

In Search of Truth II: The Dance of Collusion

A powerful process called collusion is operating when the expert and advice-follower dance together in creating an illusion of knowledge and foresight. Collusion is a complex and often subtle process, typically involving all parties in a relationship or group. Even if a participant is not actively involved in the collusion, the mere acquiescence to the collusion will exacerbate the collusive process.

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Leading into the Future IX: Fragmented and Inconsistent Images

Leading into the Future IX: Fragmented and Inconsistent Images

We had moved in our postmodern world into a form of global capitalism that requires high levels of consumption, which in turns requires ceaseless transformation in style, a connoisseurship of surface, an emphasis on packaging and reproducibility.

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