Talk to Me

I’m always interested in having interesting conversations. If you have a problem you want to talk about or just want to swap stories, please reach out and we can schedule a quick chat.

5 Responses to “Talk to Me”

  1. Tom March 25, 2013 at 5:37 pm #


    Please take a look at and let me know if you’d like to talk.



  2. Jeff Balesh January 15, 2014 at 7:19 pm #

    Hi Chris,
    I am an OD Consultant at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California. We have collectively engaged over the last several years in a tremendous effort to develop and nurture an interdependent leadership culture in the organization. There have been tremendous breakthroughs along the way and many leaders show up considerably different (e.g., displaying vulnerability, inquiring effectively, sharing leadership, etc.), while others have learned the language but have not really transformed themselves.

    This dichotomy got me thinking. What has enabled some to make the personal shift that accommodates leading interdependently while others have not? Then, I thought, wouldn’t it be interesting to learn whether there are key elements that are in common between these individuals that can somehow be modeled so that future leadership development programs can incorporate those elements.

    I just happened upon your blog and it seems like you would be the perfect person to have a discussion around this question specifically and the concept of interdependent leadership in general. Let me know if you would like to chat about it; I would love to engage with you around this work.

    Thank you very much!


    Jeff Balesh

  3. Jan Hall February 22, 2014 at 8:22 am #

    Hi Chris,

    I love your post ‘Four Problems with Action Learning’, saw it via the IFAL (International Foundation for Action Learning) group on LinkedIn. And I see that you mention Parker Palmer as an influence, have you seen his article on the Clearness Committee it’s the most beautiful description of an action learning method I’ve read and I often give it to people when I’m introducing AL.

    Thank you!


    • chrcowan February 22, 2014 at 12:37 pm #

      Thanks Jan. No I haven’t. I’ll read it today. It kinda makes sense though considering his Quaker roots. I look forward to reading and sharing it.

  4. Emma Slack April 23, 2015 at 2:01 pm #

    I saw somewhere that you were looking at the Holacracy model. My MD has just come from a course on this but we don’t have a lot of feedback on how firms moved to Holacracy from their existing model. Do yo have any thoughts?

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