Gauge the impact of change with two simple questions

Change is HARD! Change is RELENTLESS! The pace of change is ACCELERATING! We hear these messages all of the time, while glossing over the following: The rate of change has been high for a long time. Nothing new here. We are built to adapt. We incorporate change into our lives all the time with minimal disruption. Change is not a doom and […]

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Investing Leadership Capital Builds Loyalty

When I started a business of subcontracting professional writers and trainers, I was known for checking in with people regularly, handing out paychecks personally, and dropping chocolates off on people’s desks before they got in. I didn’t have extra time to spend chatting, but I used my time very well. I’m currently working with a client […]

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Putting the ‘I’ in Team

There’s no ‘I’ in team is a phrase I’ve hated for a long time. It’s ridiculous! Of course there are individuals in every team! And they don’t automatically shelve their aspirations and motivations just to serve the greater good. No, sir. We live in the real world. Our organizations and the people that work within […]

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Writing a fab presentation

I’ve had many great opportunities to deliver presentations over the course of my experience. From IBM to PSAC, I’ve enjoyed the eager attention of many people who want to learn. But there’s always a challenge in producing each one, to keep them fresh and interesting. Tomorrow I’m delivering a brand new speech entitled “Putting the […]

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4 Ways to fill in Your Brain Ruts

The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs. ~John Dewey Have you ever noticed a car with really wide tires? Done right, they look fantastic, giving a vehicle a really powerful look. But there is a downside to […]

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