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“Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.” — James Allen, 1864-1912, English literary man of mystery and unrewarded genius

Posted by on Nov 30, 2012

As a project team member, you would have experienced (perhaps more than once): project delays, cost escalations, quality compromises. Just what are te early warning signs of such project disappoinments/ failures? Here are 4 ways to handle the 5 critical issues.

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Self-Service Employee Engagement During Organizational Change

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012

You can be frustrated at some point going through the organizational change. Paradoxically, why not face the challenge head-on to win in the game of managing change? Shape and engage your involvement with the skills you want to show or develop with these 4 steps!

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Loss: A Learning Opportunity with a Specific Purpose

Posted by on Oct 31, 2012

Organizational change is not a mechanical process. It incurs losses and emotional difficulties. As a leader and a fellow colleague, what can you learn and do to assist your peers through the pain? Read about Kubler Ross' five stages of grief to better support them through each stage.

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Trust Your Instinct…& the African Hornbill Bird & Dwarf Mongoose

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012

Trusting your instinct does not mean that data and research are not important; it means considering important factors that may not always be easily quantifiable. Check out William E. Boswell's principles for success through instinct.

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Remembering Not to Oversharpen Your S.A.W.

Posted by on Sep 30, 2012

Our strengths could serve well at work. But an over-reliance may disadvantage us. Just how could our strengths be perceived differently by others? Read 3 instances where persistence on strengths could be weaknesses.

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Follow the Rocket Man to Develop Your Mythology-inspired Change Plan

Posted by on Sep 15, 2012

During shifts in business and/or organizational strategy, employees seem to fall into two broad camps: talkers and deliverers. Just how can you avoid the character weakness demonstrated by fruitless talking? Here is a 3 step process to rechannel your energies productively.

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Looking to Create Creative & Innovative Solutions? Go To Your Stretch Zone

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012

In her article, Janet Rae-Dupree shared 3 zones of existence (relative to habits and learning): comfort, stretch and stress. Find out how we can make use of the stretch zone to impact people in change management solutions, strategies and tactics.

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Crash. Burn. Turnaround: Seven Ways to Turn Failure Into Success

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012

What woud you do if you are leading an underperforming organizational change? You could wallow in self-pity or be willing to turn failure into accomplishment. Try these 7 steps to turn disappointment into success.

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Do What You Gotta Do: Thinking Beyond Change

Posted by on Jul 15, 2012

We do not want to deal with change. It represents tough challenges, adversity, controversy, stress and inconvenience. So what are the positive value of change in our lives? Read about how we can appreciate change beyond its current difficulties

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Pain & Suffering or Pain & Pleasure? You Pick.

Posted by on Jun 30, 2012

Organizational change is inevitable. But change can bring pain. How you choose to handle this pain is up to you. Here are 2 exercises to use change as an opportunity to sharpen your leadership skills.

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