Science

Step Out of the Shade and Into Your Talents

Posted by on May 15, 2013

As leaders, we may face situations where we cannot hire any more talent to ensure project success. How then can we work with what we have got? Ask these 4 questions of your current resource to uncover the many hidden talents among your leaders, team members, even within yourself.

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Bumble Bees, Airplanes Helping NOLA Minority Youth Soar

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013

 "Aerodynamically the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway." Mary Kay Ash, (1918-2001), pioneer for women in business   About one year ago, Captain Barrington Irving took off from Opa Locka airport inside the cockpit of Inspiration II, a plane built entirely by Miami high school students in the Experience Aviation Build & Soar Summer Program.   How cool would it be to be the program manager helping the minority youth of Baton Rouge and New Orleans build and soar?   That opportunity for the right person crossed my desk today. Contact name and email is...

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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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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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Facing a Naysayer, a Sally Stubborn? Then Isolate and / or Neutralize.

Posted by on Jun 15, 2012

Organizational change requires many people’s (every little precious) time and energy to work. So what do you do if you have a naysayer in your midst? Read 2 options, of neutralizing or isolating such a damper, as starting points to avert program derailment.

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When Is the Last Time You Hung A Question Mark?

Posted by on May 31, 2012

It's not that the routine ways are wrong. Sometimes it never hurts to try a new point of view, especially if you feel stuck. But how do you consider new ways of thinking and doing? Find out how you and even your team can engage in exploring new options?

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Lemons Can Bring Lemonade, and Struggle Can Bring Learning

Posted by on Feb 15, 2012

Leaders can help employees identify learning opportunities in the midst of struggles. But how do we play such a role in our teams? Read about how you can lead by example to successfully handle organizational change together.

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Have You Smiled in a While? The Role of Optimism in Organizational and Team Performance

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012

We know that optimism and pessimism may produce either victory or defeat, respectively. But do you know that optimism can be taught – on a personal and team level? Read this action plan for a shift in paradigm and performance.

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The Importance of Being On Time…But According to Whom?

Posted by on Dec 15, 2011

Time perception plays a large role in the nonverbal communication process across cultures. Have you noticed how the use of time affect daily agendas, speed of speech, even how long people are willing to listen? These 3 pointers help you respond to the pace of transformation (e.g. mergers, team forming).

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Can one degree really make a difference? You bet!

Posted by on Feb 28, 2011

"Anything in life worth having is worth working for." Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), Scottish industrialist & philanthropist; founder, Carnegie Steel Company Good or Great? You decide… At 211 degrees, water is hot. At 212 degrees, it boils. And with boiling water, comes steam.And with steam, you can power a train….and change an organization. One extra degree makes all the difference.  Click to learn more. Be 212 in 2008. Adapted from Max...

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