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Becoming A Resourceful Leader: The Strong Do Survive


“This country can ill afford to continue to function using less than half of its human resources, brain power, and kinetic energy.” ~ Barbara Jordan, Late Texas Congresswoman              Teams connect.             Communities share.             The tribe protects.     » Read More

Flexibility: Stretching Traditional Notions of Work

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  “The key to sustained happiness, health, and longevity is flexibility.” –Ev Duran There is a parable here in Afghanistan about a mule and a well that speaks to the value of flexibility in our lives.  Having fallen into a shallow well, an Afghan farmer’s mule brayed incessantly while the farmer and his son considered their » Read More


An Interview With Susan Steinbrecher

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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


The Slippery Slope of Not Asking Why

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I’d like to think I’m good at challenging the status quo.  To get regular reality checks, I spend time with college kids creating for-profit and not-for-profit businesses aimed at solving wicked problems.  They truly challenge the status quo and it is, fortunately, invigoratingly contagious. Sometimes (most of the time?), the status quo is so deeply engrained » 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


Dose of Leadership Interview

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My new friend and Lead Change member Richard Rierson (@DoseOfLeader) has a great website where he interviews a bunch of really great leaders, authors and personalities. The website is called Dose of Leadership. Richard recently interviewed me for his show and I had a wonderful time. He is an engaging interviewer and we share a » Read More


The Ocean Teaches: 5 Lessons From My Hawaiian Vacation

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“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.”– John F. Kennedy I was blessed with a last-minute vacation to Maui for my student of life spring break. Over the Easter weekend my body » Read More


Stone Soup: Answers For Our World Today, From A Children’s Fable

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 Do you remember the children’s story “STONE SOUP…?” It is a children’s fable, about a hungry traveler that comes to a small village and begins knocking on doors asking if someone will feed him.  Unfortunately it is a very poor village that is concerned they will not have the resources they need to feed their » Read More


Choices That Matter

Too many Choices!

Every day is filled with choices. Some choices are simple in the moment.    To Wear The Red Shoe or The Cute Boot? To Eat Vegetables or Chocolate? To Shop or to Save? To Sit or to Dance? To Work or to Play? Some choices require a little more risk.  To Laugh or Cry? To » Read More

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