Every successful organization has experienced change. With the business environment and its threats constantly evolving, it follows that the inability to change prevents success. Of course, change doesn’t happen on its own. Effective change not only must be managed, it must be led. This is an … [Read more...] about Be a Great Change Leader
When is the last time you promised yourself to make some changes, either break or make a new habit? And how long did your changes last? Then you know how difficult it is to make change stick. Changing habits can be one of the hardest things to do. Once we decide to lose weight, quit smoking, get … [Read more...] about Brain-Friendly Steps to Make Change Stick
Are you stuck in the past, or work with someone who is? Not everyone aims for personal growth or uses their past experiences to move forward.
If you've ever worked with a colleague who tells the same old stories over and over, you understand how people can distort reality to suit their purposes. … [Read more...] about Stuck in the Past:
5 Steps to Personal Growth
Have you ever had a midcareer fantasy where you quit your job and go do something new? Many executives secretly admit to their coaches that they’re contemplating midcareer shifts. They may not actively seek change, but they certainly start imagining it. Of LinkedIn’s 313 million members, 25% are … [Read more...] about Midcareer Crisis …or Opportunity?
What's the most significant change in behavior you've made as an adult? For some, it's quitting smoking or drinking, or making healthy changes in eating and exercising. For others, it's becoming a better listener, a more effective manager, or a nicer partner or spouse. No matter what changes … [Read more...] about Make Behavioral Changes Last
The challenges of 21st-century work—rapid innovation, unrelenting change and unprecedented uncertainty—have created a stress pandemic. The future of work – your work – may involve robots, even as a manager or leader. Depending on your disposition, you may view the future as ripe for a spectacular … [Read more...] about Future of Work: 5 Skills for the Robotic Age
“Toxic leaders cast their spell broadly. Most of us claim we abhor them. Yet we frequently follow — or at least tolerate — them.” ~ Jean Lipman-Blumen, The Allure of Toxic Leaders (Oxford University Press, 2004) Much has been written about toxic leaders with psychopathic traits and narcissistic … [Read more...] about Toxic Leadership: A New Look at Solutions
When’s the best time to implement change? Before you need to do so. In a world of accelerating product and technology developments, the way you handle your job today is far different from when you first started out. Business in the 21st century is continuously reinvented and innovated. If you … [Read more...] about The Innovator’s Paradox
As modern brain scientists study human behavior, they find that we operate more unconsciously than previously assumed. It’s not that we’re automatons without free will or that we lack rationality and refined decision-making skills. Our brains (specifically, the frontal cortex) simply drive us to … [Read more...] about Choose To Be Well
Reality sucks, especially on TV. Contestants are regularly voted off the island, fired from apprentice jobs and judged to be lacking in any discernible talent. In “real life,” serious disappointments are likewise bitter pills to swallow. Many of us have endured significant economic hardships — from … [Read more...] about Program Your Own Reality Show