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Two Things You Must Know about Transformation

Transformation sounds better than change for some reason. Cooler. Transformation may appeal more because of its implied promise of total newness. And who doesn’t like a fresh start? A makeover? A new beginning? Maybe transformation even sounds more noble than … Continue reading

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Mindfulness and the Business of Change

A parent, guardian or other familial caregiver might have provided your first instruction in mindfulness: Mind your manners! Or, often with more raw emotion, a third-grade playmate, shouting: Mind your own business! before stomping off in a huff. A less … Continue reading

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Just What is OD?

The following definition of Organizational Development has been around since at least 1969: Organization Development is an effort that is: Planned Organization-wide Managed from the top Increases organization effectiveness and health Through planned interventions in the organization’s “processes,” using behavioral-science … Continue reading

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There Is No “I” in “Team”?

There is no “i” in team? Of course there is. What first-person pronoun might any team member use?  How about me, myself, and I?  If that troika is not on your team, please tell me who is. With respect to … Continue reading

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A Change by Any Other Name

‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy; Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What’s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot, Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part Belonging to a man. O, be some other name! … Continue reading

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Leaders are Learners

I and others (Forbes, HBR) have suggested that leaders are readers. Yes, reading can expose us to a world of thought, ideas, and findings that are often condensed, carefully crafted, well organized, and sometimes documented with references to supporting research … Continue reading

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New Habits Need Help

‘Tis the season of resolutions, promises, commitments, or simply an unbridled redoubling of effort to “break” or make habits in the hope of becoming a better person or achieving some goal. Here is a snippet from and actual conversation I … Continue reading

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