Dr. Mary Lippitt

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Dr. Mary Lippitt is an award-winning author of "Brilliant or Blunder: 6 Ways Leaders Navigate Uncertainty, Opportunity and Complexity.” She also founded Management Ltd. with the purpose of providing leaders with practical and effective solutions to navigate the modern business climate. Known for her pioneering work in linking leadership with goal achievement, Dr. Lippitt is recognized as a thought leader and speaker on executing change, leadership effectiveness and critical thinking for over twenty-five years. She currently teaches in the MBA program at the University of South Florida.

Expanding Perceptions And Consensus For Change

“People only see what they are prepared to see.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson Today, one of the most valuable talents is the ability to grasp fluid circumstances and gain agreement for a change initiative.   While there is...

Invisible Fences: Limiting Constraints

My neighbor’s dogs explore their backyard but within constrained boundaries. An invisible fence limits them. If they stray beyond the specified area their collar provides either an electrical stimulus or a vibration to restrain...

Perception: Disconnects, Distortions And Deficiencies

We often hear that seeing is believing, but should we always believe what we see? Our perceptions can be superficial and unduly influenced by past experiences. Architects, IT professionals and security personnel can the...

Are You Rewarding A While Requiring B?

I decided on my doctoral thesis topic after reading Steven Kerr’s 1975 article, The Folly of Rewarding A When Hoping for B, in the Academy of Management Journal (volume 18, pps.769-782). In the decades...

People Make Up Their Own Minds At Elections And In Organizations

Winning support requires more than packaged positions and slogans. Building a ground swell or promising does not equate to a strong conviction. Emotions ebb as well as escalate based on personal assessments. Persuasion tactics such...

Situational Triage: Judging Current Conditions

The TV series M.A.S.H. was not just a funny comedy; it also depicted advancements in field medicine including the practice of triage. As the helicopters and trucks arrived with the wounded, the doctors and...

Critical And Strategic Thinking Cultivates Agility

Leaders say they want to boost creativity, critical thinking and agility to improve performance and manage change. Research studies confirm the accuracy of those statements. Who wouldn’t want their staff to be quick on...

Culture’s Impact On Successful Change

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” By now we’ve all heard that famous quote attributed to Peter Drucker and have come to recognize its validity. To grasp the powerful connection between culture and strategy, think no...

Future Proof Your Thinking

Stop the World I Want to Get Off opened on Broadway in the 1960s, and decades later the cliché still takes center stage in our quest to maintain the status quo as changes engulf...

Putting First Things First: 8 Tips for Handling Your To-Do List

When I whittle down my To-Do list, it feels terrific. However, the joy disguises the unpleasant fact that those finished items may not have been the ones most important to complete. On a list,...

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