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The Dragon Principles Intensive: In Your Organization

Eight Disciplines to Create Meaningful Change in Organizations

(based on the program formerly known as the Triple Impact Intensive)

Develop the Leaders You Need in Times of Constant Change


Build High Performing Teams that Leverage Their Diversity for Synergy and Creativity


Create Organizational Cultures that Support Highly Productive and Fully Engaged Employees

Why "Dragon" Principles?

Creating change in organizations is an up-hill battle against the persistent and persuasive power of organization culture and group norms whose purpose is to maintain the status quo and resist the changes we desire. Hence, we need dragons! The dragon is a world-wide symbol–sometimes malevolent, more often benevolent, but always powerful and transformative. Dragons are the wise and powerful aspects of ourselves for whom everything is possible and nothing impossible. This is in contrast to the limitations of our beliefs we've been taught that deny dragons and have us belief that we cannot rid ourselves of the human dysfunctions that define so much of our lives. The Dragon Principles offer dragon-level wisdom and the powerful skills needed to create both the possibility and reality of the changes we would like to see in our organizations and lives.

When people come together to sometimes it works just fine. Sometimes things get in the way. Things like…

  • Miscommunications
  • Power struggles
  • Conflict
  • Upsets
  • Unmet expectations
  • Blaming and complaining
  • Denial of responsibility
  • Silos

These human behaviors rob our organizations, teams, and ourselves of their health, vitality, productivity, and satisfaction. Those dysfunctions countered to bring back that vitality we learn the skills and wisdom needed to …

  • Create accountability from blame
  • Produce harmony and influence from conflict
  • Generate synergy from power struggles
  • Develop collaboration from silos
  • Provoke engagement from the disengaged
  • Work from facts, not assumptions
  • Foster feedback as felicitous and functional rather than fearful
  • Make meetings productive and wonderful rather than wasteful

Your organization will be able to leverage these possibilities when the down-to-earth and practical lessons from the The The Dragon Principles Intensive are applied.

What Your Organization Will Gain

Featuring the most powerful technology for creating and managing change in human systems, these wastes of organization energy can be stopped and new energy and productivity generated. Accordingly, the Dragon Principles Intensive has been developed to...

  • Create strong, high-performing teams capable of leading organizational change efficiently and effectively
  • Develop a team of leaders capable of using differences for learning, innovation, and creativity rather than conflict and hostility
  • Develop skills immediately useable and applicable in current projects and other situations

Participants will take away skills and knowledge of how to consciously manage your own behavior, feelings, thoughts, and beliefs. They will learn about their automatic, habitual, not-always-useful behaviors and to replace them with intentional behaviors designed to make the impact that they want.

Participants will take away skills and knowledge of how to consciously use yourself to move your organization and teams from unhealthy to healthy, from unproductive to productive, from painful to fun, from dysfunctional to functional. They’ll look forward to work again.

Participants will be able to use each and every one of the The Eight Disciplines of Effective Change listed below that form the conceptual core of all of the The Dragon Principles.

The Dragon Principles

  • Conscious Use of Self: Consciously choose to switch off automatic and unproductive energy-sponging behaviors like worrying, complaining, blaming, and fighting allowing you to consciously choose behaviors the you'll find more productive and satisfying.
  • Understanding Human Systems: Experience how everything you do impacts those around you. Then build skill with consciously choosing behaviors that will support the changes you want in your human systems.
  • Critical Mass & Personal Support Systems: Realize that there is nothing of any significance that any of us has accomplished by ourselves. In turn, develop the systems of support that will allow you to accomplish your personal and systemic goals.
  • Sound and Current Data: Consciously choose to be curious rather than automatically presuppose, as we too often do, that our assumptions and interpretations are facts.
  • Systemic and Interpersonal Feedback: Do you cringe when someone says to you, "May I give you some feedback?" Practice new ways to receive feedback without upset and how to give feedback to greatest effect.
  • Power as Energy: Discover how to shift from control-oriented win/lose power dynamics to the more practical perspective of power-as-energy which allows satisfaction for all.
  • Learning from Differences: Gain skill at consciously learning from the differences that our egos automatically reject to learn more about yourself and those who share your human systems.
  • Empowerment: Become aware of your own magnificence and support others to do the same.

Featuring the most powerful technology for creating and managing change in human systems, these wastes of organization energy can be stopped and new energy and productivity generated. Accordingly, the Triple Impact Leaders Program has been developed to...

  • Create strong, high-performing, conflict–free teams capable of leading organizational change efficiently and effectively
  • Develop a team of leaders capable of using differences for learning, innovation, and creativity rather than conflict and hostility
  • Develop skills immediately useable and applicable in current projects and other situations

Triple Impact Leadership Intensive is a program designed for organization–wide impact. It takes leadership teams on a journey during which they will learn to (1) use themselves individually and collectively to (2) positively impact the people they work with, who, in turn, will (3) positively and powerfully impact the organizational layer that they work with to increase innovation, quality, productivity and create other change as desired—thus Triple Impact Leadership.

Our staff will works with you to develop an evaluation process to fit your needs across three levels of impact!

In its public version the program is known as Triple Impact Intensives .

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The Dragon Principles Intensive

Call 410.730.1601 or email us for additional information on how The Center for Human Systems can help your organization.

What They're Saying

"…Michael and Edie have joined forces and created a powerful system for those that are serious about leadership and managing change, have a desire to master the skills of executive level human resources, and want to harness the power that comes with change."

Tony Bennae Richard
CEO, The Bennae Group LLC