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The 21 best articles on Positive Leadership, Culture, and Change

Marcella Bremer Change, Culture, Leadership, News, Organization 1 Comment

Here are the 21 best articles on Positive Leadership, Culture, and Change to date… As the year draws to a close it’s time to reflect and develop new intentions. My intention is to inspire toward positive organizations where both people and performance thrive. Positive organizations are better at change, more innovative, competitive, profitable, and they contribute to the world – while …

Can your smile make a difference?

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All 7 billion people together are continuously changing the world. You and me, the readers of this blog, we can decide to be positive agents who aim for positive change. One small act at a time, we’ll influence others and send positive ripples through our global system. Now that you know you make a difference and that you cannot always …

Your positive impact anywhere, anytime, in any role

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Even if you work in a mean, power-prone, greedy, polluting, unethical corporation – you can increase your positive impact. It’s for you to decide whether you’d have more leverage within that hostile environment or outside, in another position or role. The point is: you can choose to start the change right here and now. If you stay, if you are …

Small actions can create big change

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Small actions can have huge outcomes because complex, non-linear systems have tipping points. Once a critical threshold is reached, the system moves into another state of being. Water will freeze over when the temperature falls below zero degrees Celsius. In systems of people, the system as a whole behaves differently when enough actors have changed their behaviors. Everyone can contribute …

How can you judge your impact?

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Now that we’ve discussed the nature of reality, the fluidity of many processes, the complexity of our current systems that connect so many actors and factors – how can you judge your impact in a nonlinear system? How can you determine that you don’t make a difference – or that you do? That’s the question. You can’t predict all the …

Do you see things and predict the future?

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Do you see things and predict the future? We tend to see reality as a fixed situation. We tend to see things instead of “unfolding processes in motion”. All those networking and organizing processes between a connected group of people with organizational positions and roles, we call “organization”. We may see the physical building where these processes take place, but …

Did something unexpected ever happen in your life?

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Did something unexpected ever happen in your life? Did something unexpected ever happen in your life? And at work? I bet it did. Didn’t John Lennon say that “life is what happens while you are making other plans”? I’ve made countless plans, but many impactful things and the biggest changes happened “organically”. They emerged and I could choose to go …

How can one person make any difference at all?

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I’ve wanted to make a positive difference as long as I can remember. Since I graduated from Rotterdam School of Management, I’ve been working for over 25 years in varying roles as a change consultant, coach, trainer, communications consultant, entrepreneur, team leader, and author – aiming to develop people and organizations. At times, I’ve felt discouraged and disappointed during my …