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This Too Shall Pass - The Blessing And The Curse Of Impermanence

A true story, a mythical story and lessons learned...

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What Mindsets Do CIOs Need to Change?

According to Stanford University professor Carol Dweck, people and organizations tend to have one of two mindsets. And these mindsets — fixed or growth — determine whether organizations embrace or avoid challenges like COVID-19 and work-from-home.

The problem for CIOs is figuring out how to move their people and organizational culture to a growth mindset that is ready for change. Otherwise, their organization will experience a “Kodak movement” and market irrelevance.

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Living In A Participatory Universe

Does science support the idea that we are living in a participatory universe?

What conclusions can we draw about living in a participatory universe - and in practical terms, what does this mean?

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Growth After Trauma

What good can come of this? In times of stress, crisis, or trauma, people often ask that question. This year we’ve been hit by a pandemic that has caused hundreds of thousands of deaths, unprecedented unemployment, and a global economic downturn.

In the face of such a tragedy—personal and collective—it might appear that the answer is “Nothing.”

Almost certainly those outcomes will include some good along with the bad. Over the past 25 years psychologists like me have been studying this phenomenon. We refer to it as posttraumatic growth.

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Secret Of Success - Identify Your Core Desire

If you want to achieve success in any area of your life then there is one very basic and powerful way to do this. It is easy to understand and is fundamental to your nature.

This is the way that people in all walks of life have achieved success from the beginning of time.

It is the building block upon which all success is the built and the rocket fuel that powers it...

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The Power Of Framing And Why It Matters

How we mentally characterize a situation has a profound impact on how we respond to it emotionally.

There is a direct causal link between how we think about a situation, the words we use to articulate those thoughts, the energetic state associated with those words, and the results we create.

Here's how to change your language to change your results.

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Why businesses must slay the sacred cow of ‘proof of concept’ to adopt digital transformation

If the Coronavirus outbreak has taught business leaders across industries anything so far, it’s that embracing technology should be a huge part of any business’ plans.

Faced with a plethora of different technologies and possible strategic paths, however, executives could be forgiven for being overwhelmed by the abundance of commoditized solutions from an exponentially expanding list of vendors.

This article outlines a number of key best practices for businesses to overcome this so-called ‘analysis paralysis’ and implement strategies to bring about effective and sustainable digital transformation.

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Seven Principles From Romanticism For Leadership And Coaching In An Uncertain World

With the exponentially complex and unpredictable world we are living in, businesses and individuals find themselves forced into a period resembling dystopia.

The times we are living in have been called "unprecedented" so much that we've become numb to the word. We have seen through the annals of human history that when challenges surmount, it is a test of leadership, and it takes leaders to shine the path forward into hope.

The question that plagues leaders today is, "What will the future be like?"

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Lost In Transition - How To Cope With Hard Times

At the time of writing, with the world slowly emerging from Covid-19 lockdown, with our economies strangled, business failures and unemployment rising and our national governments flailing around like drowning men clutching at straws I think it is fair to say that many of us are currently experiencing hard times as a direct result of imposed change!

The purpose of this article is to set out a framework for understanding what is happening to you and to go beyond the circumstantial changes and to address the inner psychological and emotional impacts and how you can deal with those as well.

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Lost In Transition - Hanging In There For The Long Haul

This is the second part of this two part series that commenced with:
Lost In Transition - How To Cope With Hard Times where we established that change is what happens to you (and often is imposed upon you), whereas transition is the internal process that you have to go through as you make your readjustment and realignment to the new realities.

In this article I want to take a closer look at what happens in the neutral zone of the transition and how we can successfully emerge from it into the new beginning.

Here are 9 key pointers:

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Pandemic Accentuates Two Problems With Change Management: One Is Change, The Other Is Management

With the global pandemic forcing most institutions and individuals to change much of what they do, and how they do it, I’m reluctant to state the obvious: Things haven’t always gone well.

But the same can be said for most pre-Covid changes.

Why is change, even when your back isn’t up against the wall, so difficult?

3 of the biggest reasons are the following:

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