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This Seems Like a Lot of Work For a Free Banana

Brian Sooy Courage

 Brian Sooy helped me raise my voice when I started on my own.  His voice is powerful. So please read this post and his book, Raise Your Voice: A Cause Manifesto, if you want to change your business…and yourself.  At age 52, I ran my first half marathon. Not 100 yards from the starting line, a child sat » Read More


10 Management Lessons from Dragon Army

Business insights can come from unexpected places, including children’s literature. Science fiction writer Orson Scott Card paints a marvelous portrait of people management, vividly contrasting what motivates and what demoralizes, and what creates excellence versus lackluster results.


Instigator Hangout April 12, 2014


Imagine the irony of “following” a leadership development community. Think about it. If we want to develop leaders, must we make them “follow” us? Have you ever considered how pervasive the idea seems to be that we must be taught or that we must be led? In true Lead Change style, we are setting out » Read More


Discovering Reasons to Stay

love em lose em

This following guest article is based on concepts from Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People to Stay by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans. This bestselling book provides twenty-six strategies to keep talented employees happy and productive.  While their focus is on the employer, Beverly and Sharon pose some great questions we could all be asking » Read More


An Interview With Susan Steinbrecher

Susan Steinbrecher

Many of you know Susan Steinbrecher (@SteinbrecherInc, LinkedIn) or are connected with her in some way on LinkedIn or Twitter. She and I have been connected for a few years now and she’s helped promote Lead Change and many of the members over the years. She and Dr. Joel Bennett just released a new and » Read More


Adversaries Into Allies by Bob Burg

Adversaries Into Allies by Bob Burg

I’m reading Bob Burg’s latest book, Adversaries Into Allies: Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion. This is a perfect book for Bob. In my limited exposure to him, he is the Go-Giver. He exemplifies turning adversaries into allies. He personifies the idea of winning people over without manipulation or coercion. Bob presents a practical, » Read More


Frontline Festival – Vision and Values


Take a minute and check out this month’s Frontline Festival, hosted by our own Karin Hurt (@LetsGrowLeaders) at her Lets Grow Leaders blog. The list contains a number of great posts on vision and values.  Interesting how many Lead Change members and friends are included. The list contains a good hour of quality posts on » Read More


Empowered Manager’s Success Kit


Friend, co-author and Instigator Mary Schaefer (blog, @MarySchaefer) is launching a new product designed to help managers be successful building and leading great teams.  It’s called the Empowered Manager’s Success Kit.  When I heard about it, I thought it would be good to check in with Mary and find out what’s going on. Q: What » Read More


Mentoring as Part of the Leadership Role


How many of you have had a mentor who helped you learn the ropes in your new job, who took on the role of teacher and demonstrated the “right” way to do things? Me too! In fact, that was the way mentorship was presented to me back in my previous life. And, it turns out » Read More


Giving An A

Vanessa Receives White Coat

“If we all did the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.”– Thomas A. Edison   I love to read books that inspire me to think new ideas. The book that is inspiring me now is The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander. The premise of this book is » Read More

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