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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Brilliant Or Blunder- Key Mindsets For Leaders

You know when a person has something of value to share when they present information that is powerful in both its message and the ability...

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...

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...

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...

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Life

If you wake to find yourself good luck. If life never seems to change, you probably slept through the feature. If you find yourself in life’s...
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