Why It’s So Hard To Change

“People don’t resist change so much as they resist BEING changed” – Unknown We’re all creatures of habit. We become that way because we need some degree of certainty in our lives. If we had to reinvent ourselves and our actions each day, very little would ever get done.  So we need familiar routines to get us […]

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Reinventing Management

The world has changed a lot since the dawn of the industrial age. Yet our approach to managing organizations has fundamentally remained the same. We still have top down, control oriented hierarchies, whose main preoccupation seems to be to prevent independent, creative or innovative thinking and doing. Yet the demand for managers who can inspire us, […]

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How to Achieve Your Goals

How to achieve your goals: Achieve your goals by focusing on the positive, while overcoming the negative. Our world is made up of opposites. There’s an inside and an outside, left and right, male and female, good and bad, positive and negative, strengths and weaknesses, and so on. Much of the talk these days around […]

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Jeffrey Immelt on Leadership

Jeffrey Immelt took over at the helm of GE, stepping into Jack Welch’s shoes in 2001. In this address to a graduating class from Stanford University in 2010, he talks about the 10 Traits of an effective leader: Listening analytically Being adaptable in a volatile world Managing relationships Simplifying everything (especially structure, metrics, accountability and […]

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Engagement is Free

Are you struggling with employee engagement? Most employees want to be fully engaged in their work. In that respect, they don’t differ from you or me. They want to be aligned with their organizations strategic goals and priorities. They want to feel that they are a part of something bigger than themselves.

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Are You Confused Yet?

Most managers I know, when pressed, will admit to some level of confusion. Some are very confused. By confusion, I mean that they are continually being challenged to commit strongly to their organizations strategic, long range direction…which in many cases is vaguely stated and constantly shifting, while delivering results today. It’s enough that they have […]

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