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 …

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 …