Break through resistance

HOW TO BREAK THOUGH RESISTANCE AND LEAD CHANGE

If you had to choose a country that would resist gay marriage, Ireland would be a safe choice.  At least in the western and northern hemispheres.  Yet somehow, in 2015 a national referendum legalizing gay marriage miraculously passed. As S ...

Tired of the Status Quo_

THIS IS WHY IT DOESN’T STICK!

"Change or go." How would you react to this threat? Here are two possible reactions: "What if I fail? Will I be exposed?" "What if I don't change? Will I be left behind?" According to former former MIT Professor Edgar Schein, the brain reacts to s ...

The Paradox of the Vulnerable Expert (2)

HOW TO BE A VULNERABLE EXPERT

"I know exactly how to solve this problem." "I have no clue how to solve this problem." You know the solution to the problem, but want your report to figure it out for herself. Or, you don't know the solution but don't want to appear incompetent. ...

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7 Paradoxes Every Leader Must Master (part 2)

As discussed in part 1, modern leadership is full of paradoxes. To be an effective leader and people manager circa 2016 you have to be aware of the big ones. However, your biggies will look differently than mine. Nevertheless, if you lead with the Para ...

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7 Paradoxes Every Leader Must Master (part 1)

“The surf was your refuge, but it was also a hostile wilderness…” - William Finnegan Barbarian Days Like the surf, the modern leadership landscape is a paradox. According to INSEAD Emeritus Professor Paul Evans, it's a balancing act where leaders ha ...

Emergent Coaching For Faster Results

How to Move from Imitation to Greatness

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. - Charles Caleb Colton Say what you will about Mr. Colton's oft-used quote, but he was definitely on to something. When Bob Dylan was starting out on the Greenwich Village coffee house circuit in the e ...