Category Archive: Change

Overcome Resistance to Change: Magnets or Bowling Balls

If everyone likes it, why bother? Change is never enjoyed by everyone. Leaders think too much about ‘what’ and not enough about ‘how’ when making change. Failure: John Kotter suggests 8 reasons transformation… Continue reading

Leading Change: Why Things Get Worse Before they Get Better

Things typically get worse before they get better. That’s not pessimism. It’s reality. What happens when you ‘improve’ a practice or procedure at work? Productivity goes down. Frustration goes up. It takes time… Continue reading

How to Begin Again for the First Time

Meaningful contribution always includes beginning again. Begin again for the first time: #1. Begin with reflection. How do I aspire to contribute? What is true of me that enables my highest contribution in… Continue reading

A Rut is A Grave with the Ends Kicked Out

If you enjoy unnecessary frustration, keep doing what you did. Self-imposed irrelevance is the consequence of prolonged repetition. We don’t notice when patterns become irrelevant, so we serve them to the point of… Continue reading

Dissatisfaction isn’t the Problem – How to Handle Dissatisfaction

If you aren’t currently disappointed with someone or something, you will be soon. Aspiration is dissatisfaction. Dissatisfaction is inevitable. Collecting unhappiness is a choice. Make dissatisfaction useful before it suffocates effectiveness. 5 reasons… Continue reading

Dear Dan: I Feel Excluded and Disrespected

Dear Dan, Years ago, my boss was receptive to my opinions regarding changes in the office. We maintained a warm, professional relationship. However, in recent years, I have noticed that she does not… Continue reading