Change as a context means that you are regularly figuring out (LISTENING) for where are the right places.
Strategy is to put concentrated, mindful, focused, continual effort in the right places.
It's Actually a Whole Job
When I decided to go into the amorphous world of leadership, change, and culture work in the late 90's, Coach U. was around but no professional coaching association yet existed. The field was still that new. Peter Senge had published The Fifth Discipline (1990) and it was (and continues to be) one of the more important pop culture business books (meaning read outside of higher ed) on organizational change and leadership. Since that point in time, the world has obviously chang
7 Universal Story Plots
Also known as 7 universal human plots. 1. Overcoming the Monster (Beowolf and Star Wars).. what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, darkness and light, shadow 2. Rags to Riches (Cinderella, etc.) .. vulnerability, life teaches you, facing adversity, openness 3. Voyage and Return (Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz) .. opening up to new experiences, meeting 'teachers' along the journey, expansion 4. The Quest (Lord of the Rings) .. teamwork, sticking to your convictions, focus
You See, the Problem Is...
... these are the very kids who (if they survive the pressure) eventually end up in tech, government, education, business, etc. And, the problem is that the coping skills they should be learning during their formative years - those coping skills that provide human beings with the capacities to adapt, thrive, join, relate, critically think, and be resilient - aren't learned. Instead, they've been driven to achieve - solely front brain acheivement with little higher brain, high
Pushing Against Fear
I was talking on the phone with a friend this morning who was telling me about a presentation that she was doing next week and how her public speaking panic was ramping up big time - which she thought she had stared down over the last many years. I gave her the following suggestion as an option to meet the panic head-on: When we get nervous and the physiological response comes about making us shake, get dry mouth, and feel dizzy, we can actually meet our fear by using what is
Culture of Meritocracy
Whether you agree or disagree, it's an important discussion about culture and raising kids today. Where does the focus of indulgence, applause, and influence create a barrier to self-awareness, exploration, innate talent, practicing failing, self-direction, and confidence? We know meritocracy is a HUGE and devastating problem in schools and education. Take a look to see how if has infiltrated into your home. Where are the measuring sticks? What is the sub-conscious angst arou
Your DNA in Your Work
Seth Godin's Blog Post Today Terroir You can taste it. Heinz ketchup has no terroir. It always tastes like everywhere and nowhere and the same. A Dijon mustard from a small producer in France, though, you can taste where it came from. Foodies seek out this distinction in handcrafted chocolate or wine or just about anything where the land and environment are thought to matter. But we can extend the idea to you, to your work, to the thing you're building. Visit the City Bakery