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Things that Make Conflict Worse

I see a lot of conflict in the workplace. And I’m sure that you have had to face conflict at one time or another in your life. Sometimes it’s a minor problem that gets fixed quickly. And other times the conflict just keeps getting worse and worse until it seems like it can never be fixed. The pattern of conflict

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Lessons from Becoming a PhD

I recently graduated from Fielding Graduate University with a PhD in Human Development. But I didn’t just “Get a PhD”; I experienced a fascinating journey and learned many lessons from “Becoming a PhD”. Here are some of the lessons I learned on this journey. Some Lessons from Becoming a PhD: I learned about complexity, and how everything is connected in many surprising ways.

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Blink, then Blink Again: The Power of Thinking without Thinking

I just finished reading Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking”, and I felt compelled to put out a word of caution about the book. Don’t get me wrong, this is a great read and shares some very important lessons about how we think and the traps to avoid. The problem I have is in how it’s

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A Lesson in Everyday Courage

Today I want to talk about courage, the kind Brené Brown describes in her wonderful TED Talk on the Power of Vulnerability: the courage to make ourselves vulnerable. I almost lost a friend a few days ago. It was one of those email miscommunications that I see in my client work all the time. We hadn’t spoken in a while,

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What is a change readiness assessment, anyway?

As change management professionals, we stress the importance of doing a change readiness assessment at the beginning of a project. But what does that mean, exactly? A change readiness assessment can take many different forms, and be more or less thorough depending on the situation. At the core, its purpose is to determine to what extent the organisation and key

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