The Difference Between Speaking And Connecting

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Published: January 7, 2015

Any college graduate with a project report and vital information can speak before an intelligent audience. Some people not only speak, they touch the hearts of their audience. People care about what they have to say. If you are just sharing information, better speak briefly and to the point. Your audience is going to dismiss […]

Signs That Conflict On Your Team Are Very Good Thing

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Published: December 30, 2014

No one wants to be surrounded by conflict. When we have a conflict, at the least we have to work harder; at the worst, we get wrapped up in an emotional maelstrom. We have so many memories of the turmoil that surrounds a conflict, that most of us will avoid it if we possibly can. […]

Change is emotional, personal and constant.

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Published: December 22, 2014

The Firesign Theater released a comedy album with the title, Everything You Know Is Wrong. I think today we could agree that what we knew 20 years ago is probably wrong today because things have changed. If you are responsible for a project at work, you must think about change, because the way your boss […]

Don’t Let Your Resistance Go Underground

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Published: November 24, 2014

  In warfare, resistance presents a dangerous opposition. It is hard to know how strong it is and where it will fight. Any estimates on the resources held by the resistance are speculative. When the resistance goes underground, it is dedicated to overthrowing the voice of authority. Project managers and change agents, don’t let your […]

Building A Team For Project Performance

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Published: November 18, 2014

How do you build a five-star team? Through appreciation, individual attention, challenging assignments, and involvement with something hugely meaningful. Even though your team may not have won any awards (yet), if you start with trust and rapport, you can build a team that you will proud to call, “a high-performance team.”   Start with trust. […]

How Can You Get Consistent Results In A Changing Future?

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Published: November 14, 2014

Leading a project through periods of upheaval and change can be daunting. As we start a project we expect that change will hit us sometime in the reasonable future, and then we learn that the change is happening right now. Our clients expect steady state results while we are working with a high level of […]

Do Leaders need Inner Reserves of Willpower?

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Published: November 13, 2014

                  The mind is an incredible instrument. Consider that we all stumble. We all face a major life upheaval that keeps us from our goals. There is no direct path to success in all things. Everyone stumbles. The Garlands of Victory are not Guaranteed   Successful people […]

Don’t Break Things, Build People with Leadership Power

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Published: November 4, 2014

If I had a degree in particle physics, I could write about the massive power found at the subatomic level. And if I had been elected to Congress, you would know that I have huge power to change the way our country is operating – well, maybe. Instead, I’m an expert on leaders, and I […]

Do You Have A Leadership Voice?

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Published: October 28, 2014

  My friend Tal Shnall has recently challenged his readers to “discover their leadership voice.” (Read more here: http://leadchangegroup.com/discover-your-leadership-voice/) What does this mean – “a leadership voice” and how do you express your voice?   I believe the only way to realize your leadership voice is to understand your vision of the future. Your job […]

You were made to Learn

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Published: October 14, 2014

  Successful person:  What is your personal learning plan? For over a year now, I have been asking this question to people who tell me they are successful. Every single person tells me that learning is vital. They intend to keep learning, the rest of their life. I wonder. Do they really have a plan? […]

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