When Opportunity Knocks, Can You Walk the Talk?
After many years of organizational development work, mentoring, and coaching at a major research university, I was afforded the opportunity to be authentic and “walk my talk.” A major reorganization in my department resulted in the split of a high-performing unit. The unit I was in moved to a different department on campus, while the other half remained in the existing department. Reorganizations like this are becoming more common in our current economy. The rationale for this specific change was to bring some positive social capital along with additional training and development expertise.