Posts Tagged ‘change’

Inside Change on WVTL

Bob Cudmore of WVTL, Amsterdam, NY, interviews Joshua Freedman about the new book, INSIDE CHANGE, how change works — and how emotion can make or break change efforts.  Topics include why 70% of change fails, how politicians have used the power of emotion to drive change, trust, and fueling personal change with positive emotion. [powerpress]

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Inside Change on WILY

Six Seconds’ COO Joshua Freedman, coauthor of the new book INSIDE CHANGE, was interviewed today on WILY (Illinois) by Tootie Cooksie for the show, Hotline.  The 30-min podcast is available here: [powerpress] “Change is part of our lives – but despite all our experience 70% of organization change fails, and 60% of change failure is […]

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New Book: Inside Change

Organizations Change Starting with People. People Change Starting with Emotions. This book shows you why… and how. “INSIDE CHANGE provides a powerful and whole-minded approach to organizational transformation. Blending cutting-edge neuroscience with rock-solid business logic, this book will change the way you lead.” Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New Mind and DRIVE “INSIDE […]

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Looking Thinner… Feeling Fatter

After years of “sort of trying,” I’m almost entirely thrilled to have lost 30 pounds (the “secret” is about love and joy, not suffering, but that’s another article), but there are three big downsides: 1. People don’t know what to say to me. “You look great!” is nice. “Oh, you’re finally losing weight,” not so […]

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Overheard: Dating with Complexity

Max and I were at the sushi bar this evening and I indulged in my “restaurant vice” of listening to the conversations around us. There was a guy about my age who seems to work in construction or trucking; he was talking with his buddy about the woman he’s been dating the last few months.  […]

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Connecting Across a Generation Gap

Talking to lovely grandparents, they were asking if I thought it strange how teens are so public, for example posting comments about crude behavior….  On the one hand I do find it strange.  Looking @ what videos are popular on myspace — why would someone post a video of drinking at a party… and why […]

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Another Interesting ‘Language’ Question

MSNBC has a news article about institutionalizing the use of the phrase ‘at hope’ kids instead of ‘at risk’ kids using the legislative system. It’s an interesting idea and one that fascinates me very much. Language is so very powerful, often in ways we aren’t thinking about when we use it. Even when we decide […]

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2010 – a year of change – no, really!

So, I know you’ve probably heard it everywhere in the last few days. I have too. What will we do differently this year? Now, I’m not usually one for New Years resolutions, mostly because I feel like I make changes in my life when they’re necessary and it doesn’t generally correspond with a tidy date. […]

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“Pursuing” Noble Goals

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In the Six Seconds EQ Model, the “capstone” is a competency we call “Pursue Noble Goals.” Members of the Six Seconds’ team were discussing this last week, and reflecting that especially in “tough times” it’s easy to feel stuck and have a sense that the work you really want to do is occluded by the […]

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Changing How We Work

Yesterday I came across a common situation at work and was frustrated mostly by how simple it seemed to make a change. A colleague finds himself feeling stuck, caught in a position between a demanding and sometimes irrational boss and a team that is dissatisfied and distrustful. The team has had many changes ‘thrust’ upon […]

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