Authentic Leadership Coaching

A Unique Coaching Experience, For Business & Personal Leadership Development Authentic Leadership Coaching Is For … Coaches, Executives, Managers, & Those in Life Transition The professional coaching process is not what it once was. It’s purpose and intent is changing. Your own leadership abilities will improve and become more meaningful to you -and others- once you revisit the notion of coaching itself. When you work with me, you will find that your own values, identity, … Continue reading “Authentic Leadership Coaching”

The Art of Authentic Leadership

How To Become An Authentic Leader By Vic Desotelle Authentic Leadership is for those who choose to ‘BE change’ as the way to ‘SEE change’ ____________________________ Authenticity as Prerequisite for Leadership Today’s growing global problems can not be solved using the same methods that created them in the first place. Thus, we must evolve our approaches toward innovation, including a new eye on leadership. This article addresses leadership from a very different perspective. How do … Continue reading “The Art of Authentic Leadership”

The Ecology of Leadership: A Twist on the Idea of Professionalism

In our attempt to be ‘professional’, it seems that our society has become afraid of our own human-ness. Have we lost our sense of how to be with each other in the messiness of our humanity? I was reading my LinkedIn Groups this morning and came across Mike Smith’s ‘Life Back West’ thoughts on people, teams, organizations, effectiveness and success (thanks Mike!). Now, it may seem that I jump around here a bit, so buckle … Continue reading “The Ecology of Leadership: A Twist on the Idea of Professionalism”

A Practical Theory On Leadership & Collaboration – ‘The Shirtless Dancing Guy’

I got this video off of Charles Lemos’ site and was referred to it by Ben Roberts’ Facebook conversation. Derek Sivers gave this presentation at the TED Conference this week and got a standing ovation. It’s pretty brilliant in its takeaway. The video below is a healthy perspective on the collective’s role in leadership, especially the ‘first follower’. Watch how this natural form of taking the lead seeds the beginning of collaboration. Here’s the transcript, … Continue reading “A Practical Theory On Leadership & Collaboration – ‘The Shirtless Dancing Guy’”

About A More Advanced Form Of Leadership

My good friend Maria Kostelas from Flutes of the World is an exceptional thinker, innovator, musician, and writer. She shared some thoughts with me today. Read up … Maria says … “Thought leaders do not wait in silence. Nor do they wait for others’ minds to be opened, or for safe places to speak into. Today’s thought leaders are the openers of minds so that they too may participate in the leading of the group. … Continue reading “About A More Advanced Form Of Leadership”

Collaborative Design: Methods for Developing Social Innovation and Social Capital

How does one go about building social innovation and creating social capital? Creating more grounded transformative work is done by formulating a collective research process that builds shared capacity. If done well, an emerging social system moves itself (self adaptive) into momentous collaborative action.  CREATING SOCIAL INNOVATION – RESEARCH STAGES Asking powerful questions within dynamic interactive feedback loops is key to establishing a foundation for the collective to stand on. Some general advice about how to do social research … Continue reading “Collaborative Design: Methods for Developing Social Innovation and Social Capital”

What is Social Innovation? An Online Collaboration Project

To demonstrate how Social Innovation can work in collaboration … As we move into an age of human(e) design and collective creativity, my ultimate goal is to co-create an ebook that collectively defines what SOCIAL INNOVATION (SI) is. It becomes a practical guide for every manager or guiding group (of a family, village, organization, community, company, or corporation) who recognizes that SI is no longer merely a do-good concept, but has evolved to become a founding … Continue reading “What is Social Innovation? An Online Collaboration Project”

Social Innovation, Sustainable Business, Technical Design, Organizational Development

Download Resume from gDocs Vic Desotelle – Resume (831) 515-8141, vicdesotelle @ gmail.com, Santa Cruz, CA, http://VicDesotelle.com/resume LinkedIn Recommendations       Social Innovation Blog Social Innovation, Sustainable Business, Technical Design, Organizational Development  PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY My background is broad and systemic, which is a prerequisite for building and running effective programs. I have diverse skillsets in sustainable development, online e-learning tools, technical design engineering, leadership training, group facilitation, small business management, entrepreneurial coaching, organizational change, and team collaborative … Continue reading “Social Innovation, Sustainable Business, Technical Design, Organizational Development”

A Six-Point Architecture For Mapping Next-Generation Innovation

A deeper Learning conversation has emerged that we believe will help designers of companies, technologies, and communities, to develop new forms of offerings that are more appropriate for a conscious global culture. These conversations are the result of a new framework for organizing ourselves, where our activities now relate to what we call a Regenerative Commerce system. One that provides a balance of Equitable, Ecological, and Economical products and services to our global communities – … Continue reading “A Six-Point Architecture For Mapping Next-Generation Innovation”

Organizational Values Mapping

Enterprise Innovation Through Values Aligning VALUES within an organization is a crucial element for generating new forms of sustainable innovation. Organizational values mapping is for companies of people who understand that values are the foundation for all group activity, including: Human Resources; hiring the right staff Public Relations; creating meaningful messages Marketing; targeting the best customers Engineering; designing with the best technologies Procurement; selecting ideal supporting products And so much more What are Values? In … Continue reading “Organizational Values Mapping”

SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES AND STARTUPS WITH A FOCUS ON SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION.  Vic Desotelle I have expertise in organizational development, whole-system design, online group facilitation, collaborative process, web design, and strategic planning. GLOBAL TRANSFORMS FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION *Sustainable Systems *Collaborative Design *Leadership Ecology *Cultural Mythology I bring 20 years of experience with for-profit, non-profit, and startups, with a diverse skill set in technical engineering, online business development, executive and team leadership, group facilitation, and collaborative organizational change. … Continue reading “”

Ethics To Innovation Workshops

Preparing Your Enterprise for an Emerging Global Ethic Email Vic To Learn More About Onsite and Online Workshops at Your Company From Ethics To Innovation I have been been training businesses and educational institutions using a unique approach to ethics management. Our ‘Right vs Right’ workshop has been taught at UC Santa Cruz’s Leadership and Management Programs. By incorporating our workshop managers gain a deeper understanding of ethics’ role in their workplace. They also gain … Continue reading “Ethics To Innovation Workshops”

Moving from Thinking to Action – The Fears and Myths that Bind Us (part 1)

Transformation or Collapse? Many of us sense that humanity is a a place of act now or die – no exaggeration. Yet, not much change seems to be happening, especially in human behavior. There seems to be incredible unconscious fears about acting on ideas, and even more about the future that is ours … Just better not to think about that part. Thinking is wonderful, but if it just stays in the mind, nothing new … Continue reading “Moving from Thinking to Action – The Fears and Myths that Bind Us (part 1)”

Vision

Vic Desotelle Sustainability Innovator, Green Entrepreneur, Collaborative Design Facilitator, Change Agent, Leadership Coach, Social Mythic + + + “Mythic Dragons appear at the Earth’s Horizon, as the Sun Inflects the Dawn of an Emerging New Culture – An Awakened Global Civilization, Ignited by Humanity’s Inner Solar Rays.” + + + Vic’s Insights and Inspirations We have entered a new era of ‘once upon a time’, where the reappearance of mythical dragons signal the emergence of … Continue reading “Vision”

Ventures

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: PERSONAL & TEAM CONSULTING Solutions for Organizational Design and Sustainable Innovation Discovery Colabs * What is collaborative design? * Sustainable business created with a collaborative design facilitation process * Organizational learning concepts applied to company development * Green Business Planning Workshops (green company development support) * Collaborative Design Facilitation (with an online, distant network focus) See My Concept Articles Below Blog For Social Entrepreneur Startups (new!) Authentic Leadership Ecology What Is Sustainable Innovation Next Generation Innovation Mapping … Continue reading “Ventures”

Resume

. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – R. Buckminster Fuller     Practical Summary of Vic’s Skill Sets Technical Project Management, Startup Business, Green Development, Group Facilitation, eMarketing, Corporate Communications, Sustainability, Leadership Coaching, Change Management, Social Innovation, Organizational Learning, Instructional Training Program Startup Management: Company development and technical management for entrepreneurs * Social innovation program management within startup or changing environments Business on the Web: Internet … Continue reading “Resume”

Communication: Differentiating Debate, Discussion, & Dialogue

I have been asked to clarify the difference between ‘debates‘, ‘discussions‘, and ‘dialogues‘ (note wikipedia incorrectly clumps discussion into the same definition as ‘debate’). Below is a first attempt at trying to evolve our understanding of these three primary communication processes. I ask for your feedback, and also for your own insights on this matter. The intent here is to help organizational change processes be more conscious and more effective by becoming aware that how … Continue reading “Communication: Differentiating Debate, Discussion, & Dialogue”

Testimonials

Also See Vic’s Many LinkedIn Testimonials Maria Kostelas Founder and CEO, Flutes of the World “The single most perceptive coach I’ve worked with, Vic Desotelle combines the wisdom of an old sage with the business acumen of a CEO, and the psychological know how of a learned clinician. Our work together catapulted me into the higher level of professionalism and business operations I had always wanted to realize, but didn’t know how to achieve. Vic … Continue reading “Testimonials”

Social Innovation: A Three Phase Transformation Process

I often like to dabble in the abstract. There, I am taken to transitory state that help me feel closer to the Creative Source. For example: below consists of two intertwined trinity models, of which I like to play with when considering the architecture of ‘whole systems’. These models help us to both ‘look at’ and ‘participate in’ (w)holistically oriented organizations and communities: “structure-pattern-process” and “principle-practice-policy“. Note the principle of ‘three’ shows up in my … Continue reading “Social Innovation: A Three Phase Transformation Process”

Our Future and the Mistake We Continue to Make

the mistake we continue to make is about how we learn and make Decisions Taking action on our future is less about ‘what‘ we know and ‘who‘ is in the room, than it is about ‘how‘ we come together to learn. We’ve had this wrong for a long long time. Look at the photo below. This is a “climate action” conference. Observe how people in the room are positioned. Notice how one person is actively … Continue reading “Our Future and the Mistake We Continue to Make”

Innovation and the future of socialism and capitalism

“You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it”, says an economics professor at a local college. He made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had once failed an ENTIRE class. That class had insisted that Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama’s plan”. … Continue reading “Innovation and the future of socialism and capitalism”

Ethics To Innovation Workshops

From Ethics To Innovation Preparing Your Enterprise for an Emerging Global Ethic I train businesses and educational institutions using a unique approach to ethics management. My ‘Right vs Right’ workshop has been taught at UC Santa Cruz’s Leadership and Management Programs. By incorporating our workshop, managers gain a deeper understanding of ethics’ role in their workplace. They also gain essential leadership tools for creating and sustaining a healthy company. Organizational Ethics: A Conceptual Overview Today’s troubling business … Continue reading “Ethics To Innovation Workshops”

Mapping Next Generation Innovation

Considering A Six-Point Architecture For Mapping Next-Generation Innovation A deeper Learning conversation has emerged that we believe will help designers of companies, technologies, and communities, to develop new forms of offerings that are more appropriate for a conscious global culture. These conversations are the result of a new framework for organizing ourselves, where our activities now relate to what we call a Regenerative Commerce system. One that provides a balance of Equitable, Ecological, and Economical … Continue reading “Mapping Next Generation Innovation”

Building A Learning Organisation

A learning organisation is an organisation that learns and encourages learning among its people. It promotes exchange of information between employees, hence creating a more knowledgeable workforce. This produces a very flexible organisation where people will accept and adapt to new ideas and change through shared vision.It is said that the only constant in life is change and organisations are not spared. Change brings about not only uncertainty and risks but also opportunities for growth. … Continue reading “Building A Learning Organisation”

Collective Intelligence and Collective Wisdom

“Change” has been the big topic of conversation for some time now. For the most part, the change that everyone writes about and talks about is economic change. There has been much written about the change from a manufacturing economy to a service economy and there has been much written about the movement of manufacturing jobs off shore, but I want to concentrate on another kind of change. Willis Harman wrote a whole book about … Continue reading “Collective Intelligence and Collective Wisdom”

Living Strategies: Bringing Innovation To Life

Guiding Your Organization Through The Rugged Landscape Ahead By Arian Ward of Community Frontiers As we all know well, the world has changed dramatically since the times when traditional strategic planning first became the foundation on which organizations of all types are based. The landscape on which organizations operated then was relatively predictable, stable, and homogenous. Now it is filled with uncertainty, rapid change, and increasingly diverse players and dynamics. These players not only think … Continue reading “Living Strategies: Bringing Innovation To Life”

Vic’s Supplements Plan For Wellness … and Sustainability

Our wellness influences what we create as human beings and how it either supports or depletes the world’s complex ecology of life – a planetary well being, so to speak. Our individuality is made up of a physical body, mind(fulness) and thoughts, emotions and attitude, and spiritual connection with something greater than us. The interactions between sustainability, leadership, collaboration, and innovation (my favorite subjects) start inside ourselves. That is, how we treat the inward effects … Continue reading “Vic’s Supplements Plan For Wellness … and Sustainability”

Unbounded Particulates of Spirit

Unbounded (Particulates of) Spirit work to be integrated   see the world differently ——————————————————————————————-   ——————————————————– Value Density (gravitational lensing): All things manifest once a certain level of mass-density occurs; from galaxies, to planets, to organizations. This density can be realized physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually (we usually only consider ‘physical’ densities in our science). ‘Lensing’ then, is way to bring focus to something and is what makes it apparent (a parent). Awareness and attention … Continue reading “Unbounded Particulates of Spirit”

Organizational Geometries: Emergent Design

NOTES: the chemical periodic table and its relationship to organizational configuration and development energetic flux is generated by geometric configuration which then results in form & function … Economical, Equitable Leadership. Organizational Geometries. Vibrational Organization. … (physical) [ PROCESS … (coming in the future). Organizational Geometries: the chemical periodic table and its relationship to organizational configuration and development. …   … Generative Dialogue Framework. Aligning Comprehension with Behavior. Ecological, Economical, Equitable Leadership. Organizational Geometries. … … Continue reading “Organizational Geometries: Emergent Design”