Posts Tagged ‘change’

CM 074: Lisa Kay Solomon On Designing Strategic Conversations

Leaders face an onslaught of new challenges that demand increasingly innovative solutions. Yet their approaches to finding them often get stuck in either blue-sky brainstorming or bottom-line decision making. Instead, leaders need a path that blends these two approaches — a middle road that engages not only the minds of their teams, but also their…

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What a Simple Question Can Do

For the most part, I sleep all right. When I don’t, it’s never the falling asleep. For me, that part is easy. It’s the waking up at 1am or 2am or 3am. Not fun. In a few of my previous blog posts, I wrote about how much I love my meditation app, Headspace. Well, 30…

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‘The Way We Label Things’

I write a lot about mindsets – what informs them, how they limit us, and how transformative learning experiences can help us expand them. Pema Chodron, in one of her recent books, gets at this concept – the concept of how our mindsets limit us – in such a powerful way that I wanted to…

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How Strong is Your Risk Muscle?

“If you keep on doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep on getting what you’ve always gotten.” – Anonymous In a previous post, I talked about how it’d make sense for us to say, I don’t know, a lot more often than we do. Biology and neuroscience confirm that we construct stories from very little…

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We’re All Amateurs

The pace of change makes us all amateurs. Austin Kleon encourages us to embrace it (Show Your Work, pp. 16, 18): Amateurs might lack formal training, but they’re all lifelong learners . . . Writer David Foster Wallace said that he thought good nonfiction was a chance to ‘watch somebody reasonably bright but also reasonably…

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