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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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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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A N.I.C.E. Solution to Challenging Times

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012

Organizational change presents an opportunity to focus on what you can impact and control what you cannot. Just what should we consider to make the most positive, possible difference? Check out N.I.C.E. (acronym), to help your team remain resilient during uncertain times.

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Speaking of Halloween, here is a great disguise to try…Genius

Posted by on Feb 29, 2012

All successful people have had their share of 'failures' before experiencing success. Setbacks will appear along the way, so how do we press on to get ahead of roadblocks and focus on the future in organizational changes. Use these 5 ideas and 5 steps to help you and your team develop perseverance.

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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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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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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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