A Virtual Cup of Coffee for You

A Virtual Cup of Coffee for You

At Synergetic Solutions we focus on continually improving the skills and knowledge of ourselves, our clients, our colleagues, and friends (and some fun).  It is our hope that each visitor to this site finds something of value.  Happy hunting – may you feel enlightened and/or entertained.  Content will change periodically.

Start with a Smile when Needed

A favorite for a laugh – frequently enjoyed with small children.  Hamsters and More Hamsters

Both a reminder and a celebration of life.  The pink glove dance.

Faith’s Thoughts and Ideas Captured by Others…

Several of Faith’s thoughts and ideas have been captured in eBook created by other organizations.

Dell Trade Secrets: First Impressions – 75+ ideas for making positive first impressions

Low & NoCost PR eBook – Low cost (often free) opportunities to generate PR and advertising for your business.

 Several (Possibly) Interesting Things

Systems Thinking is a style of thinking (and analyzing) that looks at a myrid of elements and how they affect each other. It is a process of understanding how things influence one another within a defined system.  I often refer to this as holistic thinking or thinking holistically.  See also theSystemswiki and System Dynamics. Read about the Ripple of Life.

Retraining the brain through Neuroplasticity.  We really can relearn.

The goal of Bloom’s_Taxonomy is to create a more holistic view of education.  It focuses on three “domains” of education, Affective, Psychomotor, andCognitive.

The World Business Forum 2010 is the leading international symposium for the executive community, where global icons debate the most pressing issues of the day.  Faith Fuqua-Purvis participated in the Bloggers Hub along with one of her Affiliate companies, Metcalf & Associates.  Look for blog posts and articles in our Ponderings & Insights section, updates on Maureen’s Blog, as well as tweets from Maureen Metcalf and Faith (ffuquapurvis).

Some of my Favorite Colleagues

Each of these individuals are unique, though they share the common element of truly “getting it.” You can read more about them and why they are on this list in Penguin Leadership.

 Articles & Books (The More Serious Stuff)

Jim Collins (2001). Good to Great: Why some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t. New York, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Level 5 Transformation Leadership – In Action

Maureen Metcalf and Bob Lipetz (2009). “Transforming a Leader and his Organization, An Approach, a Case Study, and Measurable Results” Integral Leadership Review Volume IX, No 3, March 2009

Maureen Metcalf, John Forman and Dena Paluck (2008). “Implementing Sustainable Transformation – Theory and Application.” Integral Leadership Review 8, 3.

Peter M. Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski, and Betty Sue Flowers 2008, Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future

John P. Kotter and Dan S. Cohen 2002, The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations

John P. Kotter 1999, What Leaders Really Do

Some Past Interesting Things (for those who might have missed them)

Videocast featuring security professional Shon Harris. Teaches cryptography techniques that comply with regulatory and legal requirements. Cryptography

When your clocks are out of sync, get the right time from the U. S. Naval Observatory.

If you are a time traveler and interested in watching the sun go up or down, you can find the sunrise, sunset, dawn and dusk times around the World at Giasma.

William Strauss and Neil Howe are authors and speakers known for their theories about the cycle of generations in American history. Strauss_&_Howe

YouTube videos on resolving generational conflicts. watch 1watch 2watch 3

Webinar about how to resolve generational conflicts.  Franklin Covey Conflict Webinar

Guiding Principles

- Think Holistically
- Seek the Root Causes
- Respect the Individual
- Demonstrate Accountability
- Collaborate with Clients
- Work with Integrity, Always
- Relate to the Business Strategy
- Ensure Alignment
- Demonstrate Responsibility
- Transfer Skills

Thoughts and Quotes