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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Mike Henry on Lead Change Group:“We can all make a positive difference. We don’t need permission”

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The Lead Change Group is a global, virtual community dedicated to instigating a leadership revolution, one leader at a time. Mike Henry, Sr. founded the group in 2009 to instigate a leadership revolution. It became one of the most socially shared leadership blogs and they published a multi-author book about character-based leadership, The Character-Based Leader. Since 2014, Becky Robinson and …

Unconditional Leadership: How Well do you Lead?

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Guest post by Tal Shnall. As a leader or a manager, do you sometimes find yourself having a strong opinion about someone you personally supervise? Do you have an employee on your team who is underperforming and also, the relationship between you and that employee has not been very effective? Susie’s promotion I work as the Guest Services Manager and …

Cultivating Organizations – Background to The New Ecology of Leadership

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Guest post by David Hurst. What if people were like plants and organizations were like gardens? Would managers and leaders realize that they can’t grow either people or organizations directly: that they can create only the conditions for growth? Would they begin to cultivate their organizations? David Hurst gained many insights when he started to think more like an ecologist …

Breakaway from Workplace Bullying

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Guest post by Leslie Yerkes. One of the ways in which people try to effect change is through bullying. The act of bullying can be physical, emotional, psychological, or sexual. There are three aspects of bullying: being the bully, being bullied, or stopping bullying when you see it. Bullying may be common and a common part of living but it …