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101 Leadership Quotes to make your difference

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How do you thrive at work? How to engage the others? How to make organizational change work? How to create a great organizational culture with positive leadership? These 101 leadership quotes help you answer those questions and amplify your positive impact. That is – if you are up for the challenge! Even if you have little time and little influence. …


Humble Inquiry – by Edgar Schein

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Creating positive relationships and effective organizations Why is it so important to learn to ask better questions? In an increasingly complex, interdependent and culturally diverse world, we cannot hope to instantly understand and work with people from different occupational, professional and national cultures. Says Edgar Schein in his recent book “Humble Inquiry”. Humble Inquiry is the fine art of drawing …

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Why work with Culture and Positive Leadership during Organizational Change?

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Does your organization need to change? The answer might be yes. In my opinion, many organizations need to upgrade to the 21st century and become positive organizations where people and performance thrive. But it’s not just my opinion. It’s a matter of fact – the market rewards organizations that are agile, with a competency to change, and that are innovative …

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The Ties that Bind: Forging Emotional Connections That Count And That Last

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In order to be effective, leaders need to connect authentically with their staff and potential partners. Sales and service people need to connect with their customers. People in different silos in the same firm need to connect with and understand each other. And at a time of increasing diversity, our sensitivity to the rules of engagement across cultural, religious, age …

Henna Inam: “We are Wired for Authenticity”

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It was on a transatlantic flight, more than five years ago, that Henna Inam started to understand she had been lying to herself about who she really was. “Sure, I was happy. I was flying back from Switzerland to Mexico where I ran a branch of a multinational corporation. I was recognized for my team’s business building results, one of …


Listening with the Ear in the Chest By Graham Williams

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Listening but not hearing Perhaps, over the years since Socrates developed dialogue, Madame Rambouillet organized conversation in salons, and the heigh day of Samuel (Doctor) Johnson, the art of conversation and listening has declined. Perhaps this current age of electronic interactions will see further decline. And perhaps this is happening when better communication is most needed – not least of …


How can you lead Human Performance Unleashed?

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Guest post by Chip R. Bell What is human performance unleashed? What features might we find? What are the lessons for leaders who want to enhance such extraordinary performance? Crazy Horse, a Native American warrior, is a fine example. But don’t think in terms of stern bravery and toughness. “People who are unleashed bring out the best in others because …

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Dr. Fons Trompenaars : Transcultural Competence: reconcile dilemmas to collaborate and innovate

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In today’s connected, fast-paced world, transcultural competence is more important than it already was. Leaders and change makers must be able to collaborate around the globe, while they also create and foster a culture of innovation. Change and innovation, once an extraordinary event in an organization’s life cycle, are currently more like “business as usual”. How to become “trans culturally” …


Welcome to the Leadership Development Carnival: October 2016

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Welcome to Leadership & Change Magazine, the blog about Positive Leadership, Culture, and Positive Change!  I am excited to host this month’s Leadership Development Carnival, initiated by Lead Change Group. All these blogging professionals share great wisdom – so please take the time to read their posts below, reflect, and apply what works in your situation. This Leadership Development Carnival is a treasure chase …

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From the Inside Out: the human dynamics of sustainability

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Graham Williams is a South-African author and consultant and a regular guest writer for this blog. He’s one of my favorites as his articles are always a pleasure to read, well researched, and very inspiring. Graham and I share a deep wish to contribute to a better world and Graham just published another book to help organizations become more sustainable! …


South African Positive Power

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I spent two weeks in South Africa where I was invited to provide my Culture Change Leadership Workshop to South African consultants and HR managers. When I watched the movie “Long walk to freedom” about Nelson Mandela, I realized that it had been only 26 years ago that apartheid was abolished. Such a short time! In spite of all their …