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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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Surrounding Yourself With The Best – The Northern Trust Corporation

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011

Kudos to one of my clients, The Northern Trust Corporation, for being named one of America’s 500 best companies by Barron’s. I am quite proud to serve and partner with such an esteemed organization!

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What Can Bears and Hogs Teach Us About Leading Organizational Change?

Posted by on Feb 15, 2011

Watch the games between underdogs the Arkansas Razorbacks and Chicago Bears, and you realize action speaks volumes. Surprised? Read how this applies to organizational change.

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A Thanksgiving Day Reflection

Posted by on Jan 31, 2011

Remembering, destroys my complacency, bestirs my compassion. Be concerned enough to help, by word and deed, those who cry out for what we take for granted.

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How Have I Failed Thee? Let Me Count the Ways

Posted by on Dec 31, 2010

We should expect to encounter many failures along the way of transformative changes. How many ways can failure work for you? Read about introducing the concept of "failing is a good thing" into your meetings to lead your organization.

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On Being Principal for a Day…and Being Flexible and Open in Your Thinking

Posted by on Dec 15, 2010

Inflexible minds make organizational change quite difficult. But why does some of our openness and eagerness seem to disappear as we ‘grow up’? Read more about the techniques offered by CEO of the Chicago Public School to (re)learn flexibility in thinking.

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Never Forget: The USS New York

Posted by on Sep 30, 2010

Fifth in a new class of warship, the USS New York was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center. The ship’s motto: ‘Never Forget.‘

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Oprah and Employee Engagement

Posted by on Apr 30, 2010

As a change agent, it is imperative to inspire and help your employees see the value in – and reduce their fear of failure in – changing. Then, you’ll have a better chance of engaging them.

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Managing vs. Leading: Is there a difference? Northern Trust’s Bill Osborn thinks there is

Posted by on Feb 15, 2010

Check out this video clip by Bill Osborn (Northern Trust CEO in 1995), as he talks about leading versus managing, along with communications, service and work-life balance.

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Interesting Change Management Officer Post Co-Sponsored by the UN, WHO & World Bank

Posted by on Jan 25, 2010

"You're gonna have to serve somebody."  Bob Dylan (1941 – ), poet and musician UNAIDS is an innovative joint venture of the United Nations, bringing together the efforts and resources of the UNAIDS Secretariat and ten UN system organizations in the AIDS response. UNAIDS' Co-sponsors include UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank. PURPOSE OF POSITION:The Executive Office (EXO) provides vision, leadership and inspiration to UNAIDS. It highlights and drives emerging issues, focuses areas and steers the organization, positioning it as a global leader on AIDS. In performing these functions EXO facilitates...

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