Managing Change - 10 Steps to Manage Resistance

I recently saw an ad where the state of West Virginia is having a lottery and offering custom guns, custom trucks, scholarships, lifetime fishing and hunting licenses, and even cash prizes up to $1.5M if residents get vaccinated.  This is essentially an incentive program to entice people who are resisting getting vaccinated to do so.I recommend an more holistic approach to getting people to exhibit a desired behavior in order to achieve a desired outcome.All change begins with... more

Jun 15

Why Am I Talking - WAIT

Do you often find yourself talking too much. Do you get nervous when presenting and ramble on. Do you feel the need to give context to all the complexities and hard work you have done before arriving at your solution?When communicating with others, especially Executives, the trick is to slow down to give yourself time to think, listen with an intent to understand what they want, and always let them decide the level of detail that they want.Have you ever heard the saying “Listen twice as... more

Jun 08

Effective Meeting Outcomes

Are you spending too much time in meetings and the meetings you do attend are ineffective?  In this chat I talk about how to reduce the number of meetings you attend and how to make the ones you do attend more effective.In order to reduce the number of meeting you are attending, if you are the meeting holder, ask yourself a few questions:Do I need outside input to make progress?  If not, then just schedule time to do your own work? Do I need real-time input from others?... more

Jun 01

Leadership lessons from Liz Cheney

Whether you agree with her politics or not, over the past several months, Liz Cheney has demonstrated two very rate and elusive qualities all great leaders must have and those being, values and courage.Ms. Cheney was elected to the U.S. House of representative in 2016 on a conservative platform of restoring America’s strength and power in the world, and pursuing conservative solutions to create jobs, cut taxes and regulation, and expand America’s energy, mining and agriculture... more

May 29

How to get out of your Comfort Zone

Today I wanted to talk about comfort zones, and some thing we can do to get out of comfort zones.Think of your comfort zone as things that you can do effectively without much thought or fear. You're comfortable doing them. The benefit of having a larger comfort zone could simply be stated as a more effective or fulfilling life. Another way to think about the benefit of moving out of your comfort zone is by answering the question, what would you attempt to do if you knew you would not... more

May 18

5 Magic Questions

In this chat, I share with you 5 magic questions that will help you to lift-up your thinking, simplify the complex, and help you and your teams to think more critically and strategically.Before we jump into the 5 magic questions, I'd ask you first to think about, why does your company pay you.  The highest level answer is, so that you can help them to "protect and grow" the business.If that is indeed the case, how do you nest help your company to protect and grow the... more

May 11

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