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Positive Illusions and the Need to Change

Before you can convince people to move in a new direction, they need to see themselves needing to change, they have to see that they need to improve. That should be easy enough for leaders to do, except for one great big brain flaw: most people see themselves in a positive light. That would seem  […]
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From Choice to Change

When we’re faced with too many choices, most of the time we’ll just go back to our original decisions or default behaviors. How many change efforts fail to take hold because people have too many options? Too many decisions, and people will just go back to doing what they’ve always done. Decision paralysis sets in. […]
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Coaching Change: Can You Fix This?

What’s the best way to get people to start changing right away? When I’m called in to coach organizations in their change efforts, I am often handed a bucket-full of problems: “Here, can you fix this?” One of the main take-aways for me from the book Switch by Dan and Chip Heath is what is […]
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3 Steps to Making Changes Stick

Change is hard. Everybody says so. If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you know it. You know that “change is hard” is not just a cliche when it comes to changing the way you eat. Change is hard on a personal level, and it’s even harder at an organizational level. That’s why so many […]
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