Category Archive: Change

How to Create Transformative Growth Points for Reluctant or Resistant Employees

They keep falling short. But you want them to reach the next level. Establish an affirming context for growth. A transformative growth point: Years ago I was asked to work with a manager… Continue reading

7 Principles of Success for Leading Innovative Initiatives

Innovative initiatives require quick wins. But unable to choose is unable to move. 7 principles of success for leading innovative initiatives: #1. New initiatives need to inspire energy to survive and thrive. Leaders get… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: How to Prevent Cynicism

Hi Dan, My organization is going through a very large merger with a lot of unknowns in there. Do you have advice on preventing employee cynicism? I would love to hear your thoughts… Continue reading

Surrender and the Irritating Other

Interventions come in the form of an irritating other. It’s not that people are irritating in and of themselves. Well, to be honest, some are. They’re irritating when they call us to surrender.… Continue reading

Work with True Believers – Smile and Ignore the Rest

Someone who doesn’t believe in your vision never helps you achieve it.  Unbelievers: Don’t waste time convincing unbelievers to support an effort they understand, but don’t believe in.  Work with true believers. Encourage… Continue reading

How to Face Disruptive Change and Thrive

Our response to change, challenge, or turmoil reveals more about us than it says about circumstances.  The arrival of Jesus felt like disruptive threat to some and opportunity to others. The same event… Continue reading