Posts Tagged ‘change’

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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What is your work?

I was consulting with a client recently about his work and the changes he’d like to implement in his healthcare services business.  He’s facing two changes: shifting from being a professional to being a manager & leader — instead of doing his hands-on care and sometimes checking in with others, the change would move him […]

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The Memory of Pain

Tidbit from my physical therapist:  When you’ve experienced a lot of pain, for example from a ruptured tendon, when you go to try to use that muscle again your brain says, “NO!”  Not because it hurts now, but because your brain “knows” that activity will be painful. I’ve certainly experienced this in physical therapy with […]

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