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One Person Can Change the World – Again

Apr 22, 2015 No Comments by

During the week surrounding Earth Day 2013, I wrote one of the most popular series of articles in the history of this blog.   It was all about how each of us can be Change Agents for more than just some new market expansion, business transformation, or technology adoption. We can change the planet for the […]

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A Fathers Day Tribute

Jun 16, 2013 2 Comments by

Today is Father’s Day in the United States and a lot of Dads are getting new neckties and barbecue aprons to replace the ones they got last year. They’re getting hugs and handshakes and full days off from their day jobs as well as the yard work.

We lost my Dad a few years ago and it served as a stark reminder that we are all on this Earth for a very limited time – and that those who love us and depend upon us will hopefully miss us when we’re gone.

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In the End… We are All Mortal

Apr 27, 2013 No Comments by

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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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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This and That

Jan 07, 2013 No Comments

As promised, today’s post is a quick collection of links related to Change and other topics I found interesting. Click around to read more and use the comment feature to let me know what you think. Without further ado… … 1 … Change Or Die: This article by Alan Deutschman came out a while ago […]

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A Fresh New Look for the New Year!

Jan 06, 2013 No Comments

.. Welcome to the newly re-vamped website for theBigRocks! My son Joe and I have been working over the past few weeks to design and test the new site and then bring all of the original content forward. Our new WordPress theme is called “Newscast”. It’s a bit more visual and easier to navigate than […]

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In the Spirit of Thanksgiving

Nov 26, 2012 No Comments

***** Note: this article was originally published in November 2012 and updated in February 2015  *****   It’s Cyber Monday, and I’m sure everyone is busy shopping at work, but I wanted to wish you all a Happy Belated Thanksgiving! In keeping with a tradition we started a couple years ago here at theBigRocks, I’ll […]

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Fall in Love

Jun 02, 2012 No Comments

Change Agent Tip #33 Mitt Romney’s anti-climatic clinching of the 2012 Republican nomination earlier this week, along with Barack Obama’s 2008 candidacy, brings to mind an old saying about American presidential politics: “Democrats fall in love.  Republicans fall in line.” Say what you want about the candidates, there’s something for Change Agents to take away […]

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Establish Team Ground Rules for Using eMail

May 30, 2012 3 Comments

Change Agent Tip #32 Over the past couple posts I’ve introduced several things Change Agents can do to take control of their individual email inboxes and increase their effectiveness with this critical communication tool. Another angle worth exploring to improve communication effectiveness is your team’s use of email. Today I’ll propose a set of ten […]

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Overcome EMail Overload

May 11, 2012 No Comments

Change Agent Tip #31 In my last article, I described methods for Change Agents to reclaim control of their overflowing inboxes by, among other things, setting aside dedicated slices of time each day to focus on handling email and using a 2-minute rule to knock out emails that are easy to answer. Click here to […]

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Take Control of Your Inbox!

May 07, 2012 1 Comment

Change Agent Tip #30 In the famous words of Monty Python’s Flying Circus… “…and now for something completely different!” Today’s post will address a topic I haven’t touched on yet in the nearly two years of writing this blog. I’m talking about email overload. Email is one of the main communication tools used by Change […]

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