Posts by Sandy

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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Struggle Can Bring Ingenuity and Inventiveness

Posted by on Jan 15, 2012

There is a silver lining, you just have to seek it out whether changing at the personal, team, organizational, country, sector, or world level. Make an explicit effort to explore out of the box thinking and welcome struggle.

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Yesterday? Nah. Tomorrow? Nope. Today? Let Us Begin!

Posted by on Dec 31, 2011

Organizational change is not just about the macro changes. At the individual level, what does it entail? Read this story about what you can do today, not tomorrow, and definitely not yesterday since it has past.

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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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Measure Twice. Ask a Few Questions. Measure Again. Cut Once.

Posted by on Nov 30, 2011

When was the last time you and your team rallied around a solution, invested time and effort to develop a solution, but did not solve the problem? Why? Question these 4 assumptions that may lock everyone in confirmation bias.

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2008 U.S. City of the Year: Chicago

Posted by on Nov 15, 2011

Here’s to my city, Chicago, a city of constant change, just named Fast Company’s 2008 U.S. City of the Year.

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Wanna Change? Don’t Forget to Plan

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011

In the case of managing and leading change, the mantra could be: Change your work and work your change; or Plan your change and plan to change your plan!

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Can you last longer than 17 seconds? Bite your tongue!

Posted by on Oct 15, 2011

How do you resist the urge to speak? Read about the qualitative measures you can achieve by just practicing this tactic of being quiet for 17 seconds.

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Courage, Cowboys, Chunking, Changing

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011

Organizational or personal change can be extremely daunting. What else can we do to face the challenge, rather than throw in the towel? Read about Chunking, a flexible learning style to apply to : your time, task or conversations. Model this behavior to encourage your team too.

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Struggle and Beauty

Posted by on Aug 31, 2011

"One day in retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful."Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychoanalyst More later. For now, welcome Sienna...

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