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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 …

Why would you develop personal positive power?

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As mentioned, you will achieve more and feel better by choosing a positive mindset of possibilities. Focusing on what you can control and changing yourself will bring peace of mind and positive energy. That in itself is reason enough to develop your personal positive power. The second reason to develop your PPP is to influence others (eventually, your team and …

What is Personal Positive Power?

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As discussed in my earlier post, personal positive power is what you can do, without needing permission or resources from others, from any position or role. I like Diana Whitney’s definition of power. In Appreciative Leadership, she says: Being powerful is bringing your best self forward and engaging with others to create a world that works for all – while …

Do you want to be a positive agent?

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I discussed the “Titanic” mindset of helplessness in Positive Power blog post #1. This passive attitude and its paralyzing effects seem pervasive. This conventional “hierarchy-scarcity” mindset is passed on, reinforced and deeply embedded. We were raised to be obedient – to fit in – to wait for permission from whoever was in charge. We were raised to work hard to …

Looking forward to a Positive Year

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Was 2016 a positive year for you? It has been an interesting turn around the sun – with many ups and downs for me personally – a blend of good and bad luck, good and bad decisions, and likewise responses. Looking back, how much of your year happened to you? And how much of it was within your control – …

What story do you tell yourself? About learned optimism and success

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Why do some people walk so much easier through life than others? And why do others attract bad luck, time and again? Maybe some people are born under a lucky star. Is the universe unfair? Is life a random sequence of events? Or is there some correlation between cause and effect? What if good fortune is the result of an …

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

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The British philosopher Alain de Botton could have been a novelist or a journalist. He writes poetically and observant about work. He paints an epic picture of our global economy and modern lifestyles, as if he were an eagle hovering over industrial landscapes, modern buildings, big cities, and then, suddenly, zooming in on an office and joining one of the …

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 …

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 …