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Shiny Object Syndrome

May 04, 2013 1 Comment by

Earlier this year, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos was identified in a Harvard Business Review survey of his peers as the world’s Top CEO.  That’s a pretty impressive accolade considering that many people – including some of these same peers – believed his business model was destined to failure when he launched Amazon (as Cadabra) not even […]

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At Last… Spring Has Arrived!

Apr 29, 2013 No Comments by

Few things please the human senses more than the arrival of Spring. In some years, that joy is magnified by the experience of a harsh winter. Such is the case for a lot of my friends in the Northern United States this year. They had one of the longest, most miserable winters in recent memory. […]

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In the End… We are All Mortal

Apr 27, 2013 No Comments

Earth Day was last Monday – so I’ve spent this entire week offering dozens of ways that Change Agents can go beyond impacting their work environments for the better by contributing to protecting the planet’s environment. Each idea we’ve shared is a simple thing that could contribute to a collective improvement in the impact we […]

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A Second Life and Then Some

Apr 26, 2013 No Comments

Earth Day was Monday and I’ve spent this week offering ways that Change Agents can go beyond impacting their work for the better by contributing to protecting the environment. Here’s a recap of the week: Monday:  10 Water-Saving Tips Tuesday:  5 Ways to Save on Your Electricity Bill Wednesday:  12 Heating & Cooling Cutters Thursday:  […]

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Green and Going!

Apr 25, 2013 1 Comment

During this Earth Day week, I’ve been sharing ways that Change Agents can go beyond the walls of their workplace to contribute to a bigger change: sustaining the planet. So far we’ve looked at three areas where we can easily make a positive impact: Monday: Ten Ways to Conserve Water. Tuesday: Five Simple Tips to […]

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Change a Habit. Save a Planet.

Apr 24, 2013 1 Comment

Change Agents can do more than impact their places of work. They can change the world – starting in their homes and communities. In recognition of Earth Day, this week, I’m sharing a few simple tips that each of us can take to contribute to sustaining the planet. In Monday’s article, I listed ten ways […]

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Go Easy on the Juice

Apr 23, 2013 3 Comments

Sometimes the easiest way to drive change adoption is to demonstrate where a given change coincides with another person’s natural motivations. So is the case with conserving energy. It saves money. It’s also good for the environment. In honor of Earth Day, this week I’m sharing a few easy ways we can impact our world […]

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One Person Can Change the World: Earth Day Edition

Apr 22, 2013 3 Comments

Monday is Earth Day in the United States.  I’m not positive, but I think the original purpose of Earth Day was to have us take one day each year to step back and appreciate the beauty and fragility of our planet – and then commit to doing something to preserve it. Hip, Hip, Hurray!  I’m […]

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Winnie the Pooh on Change

Apr 17, 2013 No Comments

English author A.A. Milne is best known as the creator of Winnie the Pooh.   Most of his tales of the Hundred Acre Wood involved characters such as Tigger, Eeyore and Christopher Robin, but some of the most memorable lines are exchanged between best friends Pooh and Piglet.   Milne’s writings may have been directed […]

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The Trojan Horse Inside the Walls of Change

Apr 14, 2013 No Comments

Sometimes the best plan of attack is an inside job… Today’s article is written by a guest blogger named Robert Blaga. Robert is a full-time trainer for a European based multinational company and he’s passionate about leadership, communication and learning. I highly encourage you to check out his blog for internal trainers at There […]

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The Benefit of Brevity

Apr 11, 2013 No Comments

Thomas Jefferson loved to write – not only because he was good at it, but because he knew it to be one of the most effective ways to motivate people toward social progress. Prior to serving as the third US President, he was was entrusted by the Founding Fathers to draft the Declaration of Independence […]

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Play Ball!

Apr 08, 2013 No Comments

Change Agents can learn from the Spring Training approach taken by baseball teams. Get your team ready for the Season of Change & Play Ball!

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Here’s the Windup … And the Pitch!

Apr 04, 2013 No Comments

Change Agents would do well to heed the simple, straight-forward advice of former Baltimore Orioles pitching coach Ray Miller when he counseled young hurlers to “Work Fast.Throw Strikes. Change Speeds.”

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Profit from Resistance to Change

Mar 30, 2013 No Comments

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

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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