Posts by Sandy

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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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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Donald Says Location. Sandy Says Communication.

Posted by on May 15, 2012

Relationship boundaries shift during organizational change, and effective communications to customers and employees matters more than ever. So what are effective engagement tactics, to communicate with our customers? Read these 5 steps to help your stakeholders though change.

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