Monthly Archives: September 2011

If you don’t know where you’re going, any map will do!

How important is a Change Map Treasure Map? Wandering in the wilderness, the small group changed directions several times before finally settling down …

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The X Factor: 10 Fun Facts about Girl Power

You’ve come a long way, baby. I’m old enough to remember those ads in magazines for cigarettes. Cigarettes were these little paper …

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Diving into the Pool with Your Pajamas On!

When someone you love is injured or threatened, you do whatever it takes to ensure their safety or help them out … …

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Why Partnerships Like Rihanna & Eminem Work

Have you noticed some of the unlikely partnerships in music lately?  Beyonce and Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Eminem, Nelly and Tim McGraw, …

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To Influence Others, Learn a Foreign Language

Influencing is a critical skill, but it is often difficult.  Research shows it’s the biggest leadership challenge most senior executives face.  (For …

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Has Your Comfort Zone Become Your Dead Zone?

I can’t remember where I found this particular definition for comfort zone but I like it – comfort zone is an anxiety …

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I Have An Idea!

“I have an idea.”  What an irresistible phrase.  A simple thought or industry-creating vision? Here’s the first in a series on how innovative companies are growing …

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CEOs Gone Wild: Exec Comp Out of Control

I’m just going to say it, where is the shame? And where are the pitchforks? HP CEO Leo Apotheker is on his …

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Four Key Insights for Change Leadership Success

Expectations are a critical part of success as a Change Leader … aligning stakeholders, team members, sponsors and customers to a goal, …

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Debunking the Top 5 Myths about Introverts

Do these descriptions remind you of anyone you know? The reserved leader who listens first, and talks second. The executive who is …

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