Archive for October, 2012

As A Rule: Keep Your Cool

Oct 27, 2012 2 Comments by

Ugh.  It’s election season in the United States and the rhetoric is flying in every direction. Since I live in the “swing state” of Florida, it’s nearly impossible to watch television for five minutes without being told who’s going to raise my taxes or destroy my future. Regular readers of this blog know that I […]

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No Heroes, No Villains

Oct 23, 2012 8 Comments by

One of my all-time favorite movies was released 25 years ago this month. People who love The Princess Bride would tell you there are few movies more packed with heroes, villains, action, romance, intrigue and humor. For those who don’t get what all the fuss is about…  I encourage you to grab a bowl of […]

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In Charge or In Control?

Oct 04, 2012 No Comments by

Few professional skills will correlate more closely with your ability to lead change as your ability to facilitate influential groups through critical discussions and timely decisions. Being able to guide people as they define their goals for a given interaction – and then consistently reach those outcomes – is a big part of helping your […]

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A Learning Attitude

Oct 01, 2012 No Comments

So far in this series, I’ve focused on how Change Agents can be more effective by learning and applying the art of facilitation to their routine work. We’ve talked about different ways that people think and how good facilitators pay attention to this variance as they guide group discussions and decisions. Over the next few […]

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