Do you give attention to who you work with?

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In this reflective time of year, I’d like to ask you how you focus your attention. Do you give genuine attention to the people you meet both in your personal and your professional sphere? Let’s distinguish three levels of reality: the what, the how and the who. Our education and career are based on the what: our knowledge and expertise. But …

Leading Volunteers

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Guest post by David Dye. How long can you hold your breath? Better yet, unless it’s dangerous to your health, try it right now: hold your breath as long as you can. I’ll wait… How long did you make it? 30 seconds…1 minute…maybe 2? Before long, you couldn’t help yourself – you just had to breathe. In fact, I could …

Shadow Consulting: Does it really work?

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Shadow consulting – have you ever done it? It’s not the dark side of consulting. It’s something that consultants may do too little… It’s consulting with another consultant to help you do a better job in consulting. Official definition: a shadow consultant denotes a consultant who, at the request of a colleague and by means of a series of mutual …

Enlightened Leadership: Replacing Fear with Trust and Compassion

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Guest post by Danna Beal. I have been a consultant for 20+ years working in hospitals, medical practices, CPA and law firms, banks, non-profits, government, retirement, hospitality, car dealerships, and education. Although each industry believed they were different, they actually had more in common than they differed. Many employees turn out to be suffering at work…. For many years, I …

Charles Eisenstein’s More Beautiful World

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We’re living in a story of Separation – says author & speaker Charles Eisenstein, a Yale graduate in Philosophy and Mathematics. The world’s current environmental and social problems derive from this Separation narrative that directs our mindsets and behaviors. Eisenstein’s book “The more beautiful world our heart knows is possible” is a guide towards a new story, aimed at connecting …

7 Things your Team Needs to Hear You Say

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Leadership lessons: David Dye has learned a lot of those. He works with leaders who want to get more done, build teams that care, and meet their goals. He gathered his leadership lessons in the practical book The Seven Things Your Team Needs to Hear You Say. Time for an interview with David! Marcella Bremer: How did you come up with the …

Interview with Terrence Seamon

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Terrence Seamon is a seasoned Organization Development consultant, based in New Jersey, USA. He is passionate about change and loves to write. After he published his book Change for the Better, I interviewed him about change. Join us as we discuss positive deviance, resistance, Theory Y and Kurt Lewin’s Force Field Analysis. Marcella Bremer: You just published your third book: Change …

How can you be a positive leader?

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Positive leader – do you consider yourself as such? You may become a positive leader by doing some of the small actions that research reveals to have a big positive impact! “How to Be a Positive Leader – Small Actions, Big Impact” by Jane Dutton and Gretchen Spreitzer offers a pragmatic overview of the developing field of Positive Organizational Scholarship. …

Are you feeling thankful?

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Thanksgiving. It’s an invitation to be thankful and to find the positive sparks in life even though the news headlines may be negative. It’s a great reminder to practice gratitude that has been proved to make people happier. Are you feeling thankful? I am very blessed in countless ways, but I’m human: I get used to my blessings, so they …

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. …

How can Organizational Culture make a difference in Leading Change?

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Are you frustrated about organizational change? I sure was! But then I started leading change based on culture. I worked with organizational culture – instead of against it. That made a difference! I’d like to share more about my work in culture & change – and show how culture can foster positive leadership and change while people engage and empower themselves. …

Interview: Kim Cameron on Positive Leadership Research

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Kim Cameron, professor and associate dean at the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship from the University of Michigan, discusses his book Practicing Positive Leadership. It presents a set of proven and practical techniques to apply at work. This book may help skeptical managers to buy into positive leadership as it helps both people and organizations thrive. An interview and a …