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From Phase of Life to Way of Life

We need to be careful about what we wish for – the popular goals of security, stability, and predictability are deadly. The closer we get, the more our growth is stunted and learning reduced.

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Education and Communication Build Commitment

If we want people on our team or in our organizations to behave like business partners, we need to treat them that way. Education, combined with powerful communication systems, processes, and practices, is one of the keys to organizational learning and innovation.

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Changing Me to Change Them

"We must be the change we wish to see in this world." — Mahatma Gandhi, Indian nationalist and spiritual leader who developed the practice of nonviolent disobedience that forced Great Britain to grant independence to India in

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Change or Be Changed

Failing to respond to inevitable change, results in being victims of change.

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Change Management is an Oxymoron

Change can't be managed. Change can be ignored, resisted, responded to, capitalized upon, and created. But it can't be managed and made to march to some orderly step-by-step process.

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Change Management Can Lead to Rigidity and Resistance to Change

"Change Management" is an oxymoron. A successful change/improvement path will evolve as we approach each fork in the road and take advantage of the unforeseeable opportunities that quietly present themselves along our journey.

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Change is Life

The faster the world changes around us, the further behind we fall by just standing still. If the rate of external change exceeds our rate of internal growth, just as the day follows night, we will surely be changed.

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Change Checkpoints and Improvement Milestones

Many paths lead to higher performance. By using change checkpoints and improvement milestones we can chart our path's success as we blaze our own trail toward ever-higher performance levels.

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Balancing Top-Down and Bottom-Up Change Processes

Managers' behavior is the single most important variable in the success or failure of any organization's change or improvement effort. This starts with recognition that the organization is full of current or potential change champions.

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Accept What Can’t Be Changed and Change What Can Be

The changes and improvements we try to make to others must also be the changes and improvements we're trying to make to ourselves.

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A Checklist for Changing Me to Change Them

The changes and improvements we try to make to others must also be the changes and improvements we're trying to make to ourselves.

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Leadership Training and Change Management

Changes, Challenges and Choices

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The Leader’s Digest: Practical Application Planner

The Leader’s Digest: Practical Application Planner

Inspiring and jam-packed with practical application ideas, The Leader’s Digest: Practical Application Planner is a cost-effective way to enrich leadership development initiatives with a medley of “edutaining” summaries for leaders on the go.

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Skip the Forecasts and Build Change Adaptive Organizations

An interview in this month’s Harvard Business Review looked at yet more research showing the folly of expert forecasting. “‘Experts’ Who Beat the Odds Are Probably Just Lucky” discusses a study by Warwick Business School’s Jerker Denrell who worked with Christina Fang of the Stern School of Business. They analyzed years of experts’ quarterly forecasts […]

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Happy New Year!

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” – Edith Lovejoy Pierce, English poet

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Thoughts That Make You Go Hmmm on … Change Champions

This week marked celebrations of the creation of two countries. Canada Day was July 1 and Americans celebrated Independence Day on July 4. Both countries broke away from British rule. Canada was formed by evolution and America by revolution. It’s a good time to look at a few thoughts on the role of change champions […]

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Harness Resistance to Change as Positive Energy

A past Client and long time subscriber sent me an e-mail recalling the successful work we’d done together years ago. He was at the centre of the work we and the CEO were doing on culture and leadership development. They went on to become named as a Top 100 Employer. Part of his e-mail focused […]

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Leadership Matters – We Must Build Capacity

Leadership is fast resembling the famous Mark Twain quote about the weather – everybody’s always talking about it but nobody does anything about it. Based on their ongoing research, The Conference Board of Canada concludes, “Building leadership capacity has been a top priority for several years, at least on paper. The problem is that, while […]

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Are You Ready for the Changing Workplace?

How are you incorporating social media into your workplace? Is your workplace attracting or repelling the next generation of workers? Are you engaging and retaining frontline team members through effective employer brand management? Are you living your brand from the inside out? Do you lead with What or even How and miss the energizing power […]

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“Shift Happens” Video Ignites Discussion on How We Need to Change or We’ll be Changed

Last week I ran a highly customized Peak Performance Leadership workshop and facilitated a strategy session in beautiful Colorado Springs. It was the perfect place to discuss climbing to higher levels of personal, team, and organization performance — especially during these fast changing and turbulent times. We also got to experience their first heavy snowfall […]

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