Be not afraid

Via non trita zaginiis traditionis suffocata est; non timere secare (The untrodden path is choked by the weeds of tradition.  Be not afraid to cut through.)” I love these words and I love the story behind them too. The words, “be not afraid,” remind me of a favorite Theodore Roosevelt quote which says, “There were […]

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The Only One

When I’m sitting around a table after work with my friends sometimes it’s fun to go around the table and tell our “the only one” stories about how one of us has been the only one who’s done something, knows something or has seen something at work.  A few of my favorites to tell are:

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Their stories

This blog is filled with my stories, but today I had the opportunity to post two other people’s stories about working with our Guiding Coalition.  We’re now taking applications for our next cycle and I’d asked them to share what they’ve learned, experienced and gained from their time with the Guiding Coalition.  Cheerfully, as I

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Stockdale Paradox

If you don’t know what the term Stockdale Paradox means, you must. When you can “maintain unwavering faith that you can and will prevail in the end, regardless of the difficulties, AND at the same time have the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be,” you are

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My “Leading Change” Story

Tomorrow Professor John Kotter visits my workplace, to see how successful we’ve become at using his model to create real, lasting change.  (link to the press release) Today I found Rogue Polymath’s post about what reading Leading Change did for him, and his post prompted me to write “My Leading Change Story.” I can’t remember

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