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3 Nations, 4 Years, 15 People


On February 19-21 2010, the Lead Change Group came to life. Real life. Prior to that time, we were just some friends on Twitter and a LinkedIn group. Most of us had never met face to face. On those days in 2010, we launched our own little corner of a global movement. Fifteen people drove » Read More


The Power of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude

“There is great wisdom in the idea that “we become what we think about most of the time.” The human brain is a goal-seeking, problem-solving machine, and the things we think about, focus on, and worry about inevitably shape our destiny. We all know this, and yet most of us completely fail to see (or » Read More



Thankful | Lead Change Group

Today is Thanksgiving in the US. Thanksgiving and gratitude imply something outside ourselves. When I express appreciation I do it based on three ideas: Value – We value the thing for which we are grateful. It is worth more to us than it cost us. Source – We’re not the source of that thing. Scarce » Read More


The Zen of Employee Motivation

leadership gifts - everyone is a volunteer

K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Sam) I like simple. When things get crazy, organizations go nuts, and life is difficult, it’s time to focus on fundamentals. Under all the complexity of the systems you build, your employee attraction, retention, and motivation strategies, salaries, evaluations, progressive discipline, titles, promotions, job descriptions and all the other clutter we » Read More


The Holidays and Tears


  On Sunday, our church choir and an orchestra filled an entire service with Christmas carols.  As they sang songs that I cherish, I was hit with a sudden realization that there are parts of the world where people are not allowed to sing those songs, or to come together and hear them.  …I choked, » Read More


Gratitude for Weakness

Gratitude for Weakness | Lead Change Group

You hear a lot about strengths. I’m a huge fan of the whole focus on strengths led by Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton in their book, Now Discover Your Strengths and followed by Tom Rath and the Gallup folks with their books Strengthsfinder 2.0 and Strengths Based Leadership (by Rath with Barry Conchie). Before » Read More


12 Reasons To Say Thank You And Why The World Needs It

Thank You

The beauty of social media is the ability to connect with many great people I wouldn’t otherwise be able to, and my connections include many great USA citizens who are celebrating Thanksgiving Day this week. In the UK the nearest we ever got to a Thanksgiving was when we used to celebrate our Harvest Festival.  When I » Read More


How to Take Charge of Your Leadership Fears

no fear

Have You Been There? You’re at your desk, head pounding, anxiety gnawing deep in your gut. The email you just received stares back at you from the screen and you: Worry that the problem in front of you is too big. Are fearful that you’ve screwed up and there’s no saving it. Are anxious that » Read More


Put Your Best “I” In Team: How to Be a Great Team Member Part II


In Part I, we discussed the first five steps to becoming the perfect team member. Remember, successful companies are not created overnight. However, successful businesses are created by hard-working, determined, passionate people who are able to recognize their strengths and weakness and can work on themselves for the betterment of the company. Dale Carnegie once » Read More


Lessons from the Other Side


This summer, I made the transition from team member to team leader. And now I understand how different the world looks from here, how different the world looks from there. The leader I followed as a team member is someone I admire, and working with him, while not always exactly what I expected, confirmed my » Read More

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