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Can you Change your Company Culture?

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There’s a lot of talk about cultures these days, and for good reason. Culture is the collective values, behaviors and habits displayed by those who work for the organization. While two competitive organizations may have the exact same mission, their cultures can be radically different. An organization’s culture is a large driving force in how […]
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Small Decisions and their Big Impact

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Most of us are well aware of the big decisions we have made and the significant impact those decisions have had in our lives. The decision to attend a university and graduate is a big decision that most people would agree had a positive impact on their life (with the exception of the student loan […]
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Playing it Safe Might Be the Riskiest Strategy

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A senior level manager we are coaching shared with me a powerful story. One of her peers had secretly confessed to her that she was leaving the company after she received her annual bonus check. When I asked the leader we were coaching if she had let her CEO know this important information, she said […]
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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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