December 2014

One of my least favorite questions

12.16.2014

I get a lot of questions – during my coaching and advisory visits, after delivering a speech, by email, by phone, and sometimes from conversations started in airports. I try to answer every last one of them, which could be a full time job all by itself. But there is one question that is one […]

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Reflections on coaching (from Andy Carlino)

12.11.2014

My friend and co-author Andy Carlino had a great idea for his blog site. He shares Reflections in 3 columns – What’s good? What’s bad? What do I think? – on different topics. At this time he is covering coaching. I encourage you to visit the home page at AndyCarlino.com to read it for yourself. […]

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Control is overrated…and a myth

12.10.2014

Management has long been based, although not necessarily by design, on a basis of control. For much of time, that control worked, but at the same time it did not allow for great organizations to be built. It at least did not allow organizations to be build on the capabilities of the people in that […]

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Creating aspiration for change, and my time as a clown

12.03.2014

I was a clown. Some might think I still am. Let me return to that in a moment. When trying to create change in the organization, we often struggle with ways to motivate people to change behavior. We certainly often aspire to ignite the intrinsic motivation of individuals, and for the “big” stuff, that is […]

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