Archive for March, 2013

Profit from Resistance to Change

Mar 30, 2013 No Comments by

Charge for air. Sell tickets to a Museum of Dead Business Models. Instead of charging people $5 to look at products in their store, I’d suggest this Australian retailer consider Nine tongue-in-cheek suggestions for how to raise revenue off of app-wielding reverse price-gouging deadbeats. Seriously, you need to try a fresh approach!

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Bricks and Mortar Forever!

Mar 28, 2013 No Comments by

A retailer in Australia is charging customers 5 dollars to browse products without buying. Is it wise to discourage “research shopping” or is this just resistance to change?

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Patience As a Form of Action

Mar 22, 2013 1 Comment

I’ve been told – as most leaders are told during their careers –  that taking action is critical to success. We’re rewarded for doing. We’re rewarded for results. The unfortunate flip side of this prejudice for action is that leaders are not typically rewarded for stopping and thinking before taking action. . I’ve also noticed […]

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Stop Saying That!

Mar 20, 2013 No Comments

Work Out Your Brain, Change Your World and while you’re at it, Stop Saying That! Today’s collection of articles range from tips on how to be more creative to a pair of lists of self-limiting things we all need to quit saying.  Enjoy the insights and pass along any links you think would be worth […]

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the twitter effect

Mar 12, 2013 No Comments

. Do You Tweet? If so, you are in the distinct minority of Americans. Are you a liberal or a conservative? Are you young, old or middle-aged? It turns out your answer to the second and third questions may influence your answer to the first one… To Tweet or Not to Tweet? Some good lessons […]

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What Change Agents Do!

Mar 08, 2013 1 Comment

One of my favorite authors has a birthday this week. . The late Theodor Seuss Geisel – known more widely as Dr. Seuss – was known for his clever rhyming verses, colorful madcap characters and endearing stories for children. . In his lifetime, he won two Oscars, two Emmys, a Pulitzer Prize and a Peabody […]

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Communicate in Context

Mar 05, 2013 No Comments

. In a recent article, I suggested that Change Agents need to answer eight critical questions when they plan for communication. Today I’ll dig a bit deeper into the first of those 8 questions: “What’s the context for this communication?” . Change Agent Tip #63: Communicate in Context. Why is Context So Important? Most of […]

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A Tankful of Tolerance

Mar 02, 2013 No Comments

Sometimes it takes a lot of tolerance to be a Change Agent. Expect to Face Some Heat: As people go through their natural reactions to change, we get bombarded from time to time with negativity, insecurity, doubt and frustration.   We might be surprised to hear these emotions from people who had previously been quiet or even […]

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