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The Hill We Climb

January 22, 2021 | Guest Author

The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman When day comes we ask ourselves,where can we find light in this never-ending shade?The loss we carry,a sea we must wadeWe’ve braved the belly of the beastWe’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peaceAnd the norms and notionsof what just isIsn’t always just-iceAnd yet the dawn is oursbefore we […]

The Magic of Appreciative Inquiry

January 8, 2021 | Sallie Lee

Have you ever stumbled across something that turned your world around? That’s what the odd-sounding philosophy and methodology called APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY did for me. And, it’s available to you, too. In late 1996, my friend and colleague Ravi Pradhan called me late one night from the Albuquerque airport saying that he had just attended a […]

Continuum’s Spotlight Series – Partners Doing Good in the World

December 7, 2020 | Lisa Marie Main

At Continuum, we are proud of who we can call partners, both with our consultants and our clients, because of the caliber of who they are and what they are doing as leaders. Our new Continuum Spotlight Series is intended to showcase the good news happening in the world, particularly by and with Continuum consultants […]

Resilience, Part 2: Built to Belong

November 20, 2020 | Sallie Lee

Part One of this short series on resilience revolved around the idea that as co-inhabitants of Earth, we and all creatures are connected in a system of cascading, complex asymmetrical interdependence that is both compelling and daunting: my long-term resilience depends on yours. Acknowledging that interconnectedness places us on the road to greater safety and […]

The COVID Era: Leadership Lessons from the Field – A New Series, Report #2

November 13, 2020 | Lisa Marie Main

We are living and working in what we at Continuum refer to as the COVID Era, inclusive of the global pandemic restrictions and economic impacts as well as issues that reflect the unprecedented levels of division and polarization across the globe. The year of crisis that has been 2020 inspired us to create the COVID […]

Resilience: Nesting in Connection (Part 1)

October 22, 2020 | Sallie Lee

Most of what I have read about resilience during the COVID era centers on individual hardiness. There’s some attention placed on our personal webs and bubbles of support, but the literature is mainly focused on developing inner states of mind and strength that enable us to roll with the punches, weather storms and find our […]

Catalytic Leadership

October 16, 2020 | Lisa Marie Main

Have you ever wondered how some leaders, who undoubtably have an overflowing workload, still find time and energy to enjoy life with family and friends or engage in their favorite hobby or sport? They typically are the same leaders whose people clamored to be on their team, consistently obtain profitable business results and have enviable […]

The COVID Era: Leadership Lessons from the Field – A New Series, Report #1

September 25, 2020 | Wendy B. White

No one can deny that 2020 has been quite a ride so far, and the end is not in sight. Our clients are telling us they feel the fatigue of ongoing pressures and enormous new challenges. Having consulted in multiple sectors for more than 25 years, at the onset of the pandemic, we became very […]

Uncertainty is the New Normal

September 4, 2020 | Lisa Marie Main

As COVID continues to create novel unknowns, it is getting more and more difficult to envision and strategize for the future with any certainty. Uncertainty has become the new normal, and leaders must adapt how they plan and make decisions. Wilderness adventures can offer valuable insights for leaders as they adapt to and navigate situations […]

Decision Making in the Face of Radical Uncertainty

August 28, 2020 | Lisa Marie Main

As the breadth, scale and long-term impacts of the global pandemic continue to emerge, the stakes are rising. The actions taken today will determine not only how well you and your organization fare now but also whether or not you’ll thrive on the other side, whatever the other side may be. To make effective decisions […]