Link Fuel

Regularly I recharge my change driving batteries by sampling the delightful links my friends send me. As I prepared for the long holiday weekend–Happy 4th of July by the way!–I thought, “Why not offer up some link fuel for my Engine for Change friends?”  Enjoy! Charles Green reveals the silly secrets of strategy in You […]

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Just last week I learned that the ancient Greeks had two words for time, chronos (the unfeeling time that flies by before us) and kairos (the human time of creating an opportunity for something important). Often each week I’m asked how I get so much done.  I used to reply with a shrug of my

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Try being indispensable

I’m not trying to make this a Seth Godin tribute blog; really I’m not.  But then Rogue Polymath tweeted about Amber Naslund’s Indispensable vs Irreplaceable post. She mixes two of my favorites–new terms and Godin’s Linchpin–so I can’t resist sharing her post with you. Amber writes: Being indispensable is about delivering massive impact no matter

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Parkinson’s Law

When driving change it pays to have friends who can carry most of the load for you some times. I offer big thanks to my dear friend Rogue Polymath for posting a quick, concise description of Parkinson’s Law. Ever wonder to yourself that if only you had more time, more space, or more money, etc

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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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Driving Change versus Driving People

Learning new things often requires learning new terms, especially when the old terms (e.g., leadership, change management) are overburdened with vague and contradictory definitions and descriptions. Through my work with large organizational change, I’ve learned that I need new terms to describe two very different change methods, driving change versus driving people. I’ve found driving

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Cargo cult

If you don’t know what the term cargo cult means, you must. The stylized version of the story behind the term goes something like this: During World War II the Americans arrived on a Pacific island to build a supply station. On this island was a native population.  When the Americans arrived the natives watched

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