Category: Change

Sometimes “Improvement” Makes Things Worse

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The next time you go to the grocery store, stop for a minute in the produce section. Pick up a tomato and hold it in your hand. What you have there, my friend, is an example of how “improvement” can make things worse. When you get home from the store, take out your computer or tablet and search for  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Go with the grain

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Change is easier if you go with the cultural grain. Every company has cultural values that can help you drive change. If your company sees success in terms of sales, justify your recommendations using sales language and results. If your company values efficiency frame your arguments using the language of efficiency. This  »  Read More

Leadership: New Things Need Care

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A couple of weeks ago, we planted some new boxwoods in our yard. We must take special care of them during the period that they’re still “new.” That’s true of most new things. Whether it’s babies, boxwoods, or brainstorms, new things need special care and protection. Babies need to grow into productive adults  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Little Steps

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From the outside, significant change and major improvements seem sudden and dramatic. In reality, the best way to create big change is to do it in small, steady steps. A little progress every day. A little better every day. Closer to the goal every day. Bonus: Making progress every day makes your days feel  »  Read More

Vince Lombardi’s Most Important Lesson

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When Vince Lombardi took over the Green Bay Packers in 1959, things had been going bad there for quite a while. For more than ten years, the team had been on a downward slide. The year before Lombardi took over was their worse season ever. They won only one game. They were so bad that the year’s top draft picked opted to  »  Read More

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