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Beth Feild Pisculli, MSOD
Boston, MA
Leadership and Organization Development Professional and Executive Coach
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A few weeks ago I attended a holiday luncheon and we were all asked to go around the table and state one of our New Year's Resolutions. When I was requested to reveal, I simply replied, "I don't believe in New Year's Resolutions. I'm not sure if it's because I have broken so many of them or I because I am still paying for a few memberships that I never used, but I just don't find them useful." I received several curious glances from around the table; and a couple nods of understanding. Of course I did play the luncheon... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at Transcending Leadership
I just purchased this in the Boston airport for some "light" reading on the plane. I would highly recommend this purchase. Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Transcending Leadership
Christmas is a wonderful time of year for my heart and mind to wonder back to Jackson-Feild. Even though I am too far away for regular visits, Ann Chafins does an excellent job of keeping me close. This year my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2013 at Jackson Feild
Theories in Practice is pleased to announce The Conscious Leadership Program What is the Conscious Leadership 360 Program? The customized 360 developmental feedback program is designed to expand a participant’s self awareness in significantly researched competencies (and derailers) that define conscious leaders. Participant’s will grow immensely through a focused coaching process resulting in an actionable development plan that guides the individual in building their capability to become a more conscious leader and achieve future business objectives. Follow-on coaching is added to acquire deep and lasting developmental change which allows leaders to identify and practice new beliefs and behaviors, develop self-coaching... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2012 at Transcending Leadership
The ABC's of Managing Change What Management Can do in Support of Change Efforts By Beth Feild Pisculli, Theories in Practice, LLC The survival of the fittest is the ageless law of nature, but the fittest are rarely the strong. The fittest are those endowed with the qualifications for adaptation, the ability to accept the inevitable and conform to the unavoidable, to harmonize with existing or changing conditions. - Dave E. Smalley The first article in this change management series, From Change Chump to Change Champion, focuses on individual resistance to change. The ABC’s of Managing Change is written... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at Transcending Leadership
From Change Chump to Change Champion Why we resist change: real-world strategies to help you cope By Beth Feild Pisculli, Theories in Practice, LLC “We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is disappearing.” -- R. D. Laing Let’s face it. We live in a world of change. We can’t watch the evening news or walk through the hallways of our office buildings without hearing about the latest merger, layoff, bankruptcy, or global partnership. And what about words like faster, better and cheaper? How... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at Transcending Leadership
We recently interviewed a transformational leader who is in the process of initiating a peer-to-peer coaching program within his department. He was anxious to share this information and is hopeful that other leaders will be encouraged to implement their own peer-to-peer coaching programs. Beth: What motivated you to implement a peer-to-peer coaching program within your department? Jay: As you know, a year or so ago I participated in a 6 month executive coaching and 360 feedback process with your support. Although the process required significant reflection and was difficult at times, I believe I came through it with a much... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2011 at Transcending Leadership
Roving Coach International is an employee engagement company based in the Triangle that uses an innovative coaching methodology to boost and measure employee engagement in mid to large-size organizations. The company, which has made a name for itself stateside by turning the established corporate coaching paradigm on its head, will now be making waves across the pond. Earlier this month, they opened an office in London, England, which will serve as their new UK base of operations. Roving Coach’s Chief Rover, CJ Scarlet, was present to oversee the opening of the company’s London office on February 4, as she was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2011 at Transcending Leadership
The Integral Leadership Review is an excellent free publication that features cross-disciplinary, global perspectives on leadership. Check out their January issue! Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2011 at Transcending Leadership
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Source: Roving Coach International Media Contact: CJ Scarlet 919 606 9376; Raleigh, NC: Overwhelming statistical data suggests that a large percentage of top-performing employees plan to jump ship when the economy recovers. As a result, the need to enhance retention and productivity by improving employee experiences through nonstandard methods has become a growing need in business. Roving Coach International, a revolutionary Triangle-based startup that works within organizations to make career development coaching a benefit for employees below the executive level, has been providing solutions to this rising need since its inception, and has experienced a steady... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2010 at Transcending Leadership
I love a find on the internet! Recently I was hitting all of my favorite search engines with "Edgar Schein" and I tripped over an article that was published in 2002 regarding the shadow side of organizational learning. For Howard Gardner fans, and those of you leading Global Learning organizations, you will be interested in this article. Have a wonderful week! Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at Transcending Leadership
Character Strength Assessments Recently, I was asked by a client to recommend a character strengths based assessment to utilize in her global leadership development programs. Her company is working towards changing their culture with the goal of increasing the conscious awareness of all leaders! I identified three assessments. The first recommendation is The Leadership Circle. This is an excellent model which balances creative competencies with reactive tendencies, and includes complimentary character traits such as integrity and trust in a 360 assessment format. This assessment is well researched, and seems to be a perfect fit for this company. They have the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at Transcending Leadership
Many of the current discussions I am having with my coaching clients revolve around gaining global leadership experience. HBR just published an excellent article in the June '10 issue about the challenges of working in China. The article is called The Globe: The China Rules. Here is just a short excerpt - you can read a longer excerpt on the HBR website or purchase the entire article for $6.50 - well worth it! The Globe: The China Rules by Lynn S. Paine “An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.” So... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2010 at Transcending Leadership
Perspectives on Recent Survey Indicating Executives Demonstrate Willingness to Relocate: Preparing to Lead Globally Korn/Ferry recently surveyed (Executive Quiz - May 3, 2010) executives from 65 countries about their willingness and motivation to relocate and they found that the majority of participants, 82%, stated a willingness to relocate to another region, state, or country for new career opportunities. "Career acceleration" was indicated as the primary reason to move; however, in times past one of the top reasons that employees relocated was to increase their compensation. That doesn't seem to be the case in these results as "quality of life in... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at Transcending Leadership
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Apr 29, 2010
The following proposal was submitted to the International Leadership Association for acceptance as a panel presentation. The associated study will be utilized to create a foundational paper that will be utilized in association with research for my doctorate. Over the next few months, I will be seeking participants for part 2 of the study described below - senior leaders who are perceived to understand, value, and model Transcendent Leadership in a sustainable global and cross-cultural organization. Any feedback on the proposal, or referrals to leaders who fit the criteria above would be greatly appreciated. A Study to Compare Preferred Cross-Cultural,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2010 at Transcending Leadership
The New Competency of Global Listening I recently finalized a coaching engagement which included a wrap-up conference call with my client and his manager. My client presented his proposed development plan which included the improvement of his active listening capability. To construct his development plan, he had utilized the definition of active listening as defined by the Center for Creative Leadership ( as follows: Active Listening 1) Listens carefully to others’ ideas and suggestions. 2) Makes people feel they are truly heard. 3) Shows a willingness to listen and be open to input. 4) Is open to constructive feedback. When... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2010 at Transcending Leadership
I recently read the paper Transcendent Leadership: Board Metrics for Profits, People, and Planet by Dr. John Gardiner, Professor of Leadership, Seattle University. Dr. Gardiner's paper was presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Leadership Association, Prague, Czech Republic on November 12, 2009. Dr. Gardiner's article builds on his work of defining Transcendent Leadership and expands the definition to an organizational level through the definition of potential metrics for Transcendent Organizations, or organizations which focus on the Triple Bottom Line. With Dr. Gardiner's permission, the abstract and article are posted here: Abstract: Higher levels of trust and collaboration by... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2009 at Transcending Leadership
I was recently on a flight from Raleigh, North Carolina to Seattle, Washington for a national Organization Development conference. We had a short layover in Atlanta, Georgia where another passenger boarded and took the empty seat beside me. He was the founding partner of a global consulting firm, and was headed to the Yukon to sign a two year contract to manage the future business relationships between 50 Indian tribal chiefs, and a conglomerate of Chinese business investors. He explained that he specialized in both business development and Chinese culture. His profession was to forge new business relationships for North... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2009 at Transcending Leadership