Category: Change

Lessons from Sir John Moore and the Rifles

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In 1760 Frederick the Great’s Prussian army of perfect obedience and mass formations was considered the finest army in the world. Just forty years, later, in 1806, the French used small units acting independently to supplement their mass formations and defeat the Prussians at the twin battles of  »  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

The Gordon Jones Rules of Change

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I grew up in churches where my father was Pastor and I’ve been a church member all my life. I sense that most congregations don’t experiment much with new hymns.  Dr. Gordon Jones was Organist and Director of Music at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Manhattan for the last thirty years of his life  »  Read More

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

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