Category Archives: Change

The 3 Wrongs Of Being Right

I’ll admit it: I like to be right. When I’m right, my ego glows with satisfaction.  I love the feeling of closure when the two sides of my hypothesis turn out to match.  Growing up, I thrived on being a … Continue reading

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Nothing’s A Success Like Succeeding

Success.   It’s often defined as “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose”. Deciding what to aim at is a deeply personal experience. Stephen R. Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People wrote: “If you carefully consider what you … Continue reading

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A Crucial Component In Communicating Change

People don’t naturally embrace change, and for good reason: Change = Uncertainty = Fear People are used to the familiar.  There’s a reason they call it “The Comfort Zone”. When you start forcing people away from the familiar, they can … Continue reading

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What Stops Leaders from Empowering Others?

The research firm Universum recently queried over 2,000 business leaders and professionals, asking: What’s the most important quality that you expect future leaders to possess? The #1 response (41%): They empower their employees. Empowerment. It became a business buzzword twenty years … Continue reading

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How Do You Deal With Disagreement?

Working with others means that you’ll eventually face conflict and disagreement. Conflict isn’t bad:  we need work cultures that support differing perspectives, multiple opinions, and divergent thinking.   However, how we communicate our disagreements can either help or hinder our workplace relationships and … Continue reading

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Stop Spinning Your Wheels

Are you tired of spinning your wheels? Working hard to get ahead, only to find yourself in the same place yet again? Progress is the mother of all motivators.  According to research, when you feel you’re moving forward in your job, you feel and … Continue reading

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The Confusion that Leads to Distraction and Overwhelm

Some months back, I shared a post about how we’re no longer in the information age–we now live in the interruption age. Do you feel more overwhelmed and distracted than you used to? If your experience is anything like many … Continue reading

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What Clash of Clans Is Teaching Me About Connection

OK, I have a confession to make. I finally gave in. After months of pleading with me, my 10 year old son Alexander has convinced me to let him join in the phenomenon known as Clash of Clans. In case you … Continue reading

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The Magic of the Master Key

I’ve traveled to Europe twice in the last month: to France and Germany. Both times, I stayed in hotels with a master key. You can see it in the picture above. (This is from my hotel in Munich.) The master … Continue reading

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Top 3 Reasons Why Leaders Are Emotionally Unintelligent

Emotional Intelligence. For more than a decade,  it’s been shown time and again that Emotional Intelligence is a  bigger predictor of success than education and skills. So why do so many emotionally stupid leaders still walk the earth? Last week, I was at … Continue reading

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