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 …

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 …

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 …

Deep Democracy Workshop to Transform Challenges: dare you to kiss a frog?

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Deep Democracy is a fascinating approach to both personal and organization development. Join me as I join this wonderful workshop to learn more… Kiss a frog? Ugh! It’s natural for most of us to avoid or ignore ugliness, to control problems, wish them away or fight and conquer them. We tend to dislike problems, obstacles, and challenges. Let alone accept, …