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How All Leaders Can Embrace Technological Change

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According to Michael Cox, vice president and chief economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the rate of technological adoption spreading throughout the population is incrementally speeding up. While it took over 25 years for half of the U.S. population to have a telephone in their home, it only took five years for cell […]
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Change is All About Perspective

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What’s the difference between seeing a change as negative or positive? Your world view. Your attitude. The only thing you have 100% control over is your attitude. Everything else happens around us, happens to us, but each day we wake up and we get to make a choice about what kind of attitude we have. […]
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Strong Leaders Continuously Learn

Strong Leaders are Continuous Learners
The world and the economy are changing in ways that make most people say, “I have never seen times as challenging as these.” As we have said before, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The time is now for saying, “Whether it is perfect, not broke, partially broken, or completely broken, we need to […]
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10 Ways Organizations Can Stay Relevant

Stay Relevant
Thirty years ago, when you had a unique product, you knew you were probably going to be safe from a competitive price war for two or three years. Today, the time it takes a competitor to figure out what you are doing, copy your product or service, and have it on the market competing head […]
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How Constant Change Can Bring You Success

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If you’re happy with the way everything currently is with your team or organization, and you don’t have plans to raise the bar, create new processes or products, improve services, or build an even stronger team, then it’s probably a good time for you to leave. If your organization hires the right person to replace […]
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New Approaches Are Vital for Survival in Business [Revisited]

New Approaches are Vital for Survival in Business
Learning, unlearning, and relearning are important tactics to apply when faced with a major change. Depending upon how familiar you are with our work, you may know that we have three different ways of describing how people adapt to change. First, there are people that fight all change, whether it be organizational, societal and so […]
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How to Prepare Yourself for an Ever Changing World

How to Prepare Yourself for an Ever Changing World
We often start our seminars on Leading Organization Change with an interactive activity called, “Going, Going, Gone.” We give participants five minutes to list things that have vanished in their lifetime, or are nearly extinct. In a short period of time, groups routinely come up with more than a hundred different things that are no […]
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What Influences People to Change?

What Influences People to Change?
Oh, this is such a great question. Everyone reading this is most likely thinking of one employee or person in their life who is resistant to change. If you’ve ever had to fire an employee because of their resistance to change, or put restrictions on a kid because of their unwillingness to change, then you […]
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5 Ways to Break your Status Quo Culture

4 Ways to Break your Status Quo Culture
When it comes to innovation and change, there will always be skeptics who feel a moral obligation to guard the current ways of doing things. They are famous for the line, “Not all change is positive.” Recently one of these skeptics told me that the problem with the younger workforce is they only know how […]
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Employee Training: a Secret Weapon in a Competitive Market

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Recently, one of our clients expressed concerns about allocating a budget for training and asked, “What if I invest in training, and then employees move on, taking my investment with them to a competitor?” My response was, “What if you don’t train them, and they stay with you forever?” By failing to make learning a […]
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