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Are you willing to say, “I could be wrong”?

Dialogue starts with the willingness to challenge our own thinking, to recognize that any certainty we have is, at best, a hypothesis about the world. ~Peter Senge I’ve been thinking a lot lately about dialogue and what it really means. … Continue reading

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You’ve plateaued; will you rise or fall?

An inflection point is a time in the life of an organization [or leader] when its fundamentals are about to change. That change can mean an opportunity to rise to new heights; but it may just as likely signal the … Continue reading

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Leaders: What do you want to BE?

What you do is a consequence of what you want to be. ~ Max DePree A month ago I wrote a post in tribute to Max DePree, former CEO of Herman Miller and author of several books including the classic … Continue reading

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Leaders: Are you hiring employees or people?

We thought we hired employees, but people showed up instead.  ~Unknown I’ve used this quote frequently with clients; unfortunately, I don’t know the original source.  But the sentiment has resonated with clients on many occasions. While it states the obvious, … Continue reading

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LEAD change by FEELING change.

People don’t resist change. They resist being changed! ~Peter Senge What is one thing we can learn from the 2016 election? I believe that the election solidified that change is driven more by how we feel than by analysis. This … Continue reading

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