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5 Steps to Make Change Stick

As a leader, how effective are you with personal change management? Can you make change stick? What I’ve found is that one of the best ways to ensure successful habit change is to be clear about your reasons and priorities. This may seem easier said than done, even for the most successful leaders, because we’re […]
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Make Change Stick: 3 Questions for Success

Even the most successful leaders have tried and failed to make change stick, while others seem more successful. What makes the difference? As much as we’d like to believe otherwise, we humans have far less personal control than we like to think we have. We largely go about our days operating out of automatic patterns […]
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Make Change Stick: Knowing Isn’t Enough

When it comes to personal change, like breaking or making a new habit, even the best leaders can struggle. It is difficult to make change stick. A hallmark of great leadership is adaptability and growth. I’ve written about this type of mindset, here. But changing habits—making changes stick—can be one of the hardest things to […]
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How to Change a Strong Habit Loop

So much of what we do is simply habit and routine that we selected because it was beneficial to us at one time. When it comes time to change a habit, we find out how powerful it has become. A well-used routine seems to have muscles, reinforced into a strong habit loop. How do habits […]
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3 Steps to Making Changes Stick

Change is hard. Everybody says so. If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you know it. You know that “change is hard” is not just a cliche when it comes to changing the way you eat. Change is hard on a personal level, and it’s even harder at an organizational level. That’s why so many […]
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Authentic Leaders Earn Trust

I’ve been exploring what it takes for leaders to become more authentic leaders. According to author Karissa Thacker in The Art of Authenticity (Wiley, 2016), becoming more authentic involves several key leadership mandates: Be self-aware Earn respect Connect with people Convey credibility Earn trust You can earn trust by practicing these four attributes: self-awareness, respect, […]
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Leadership Challenge:
Receiving Feedback Well

I’ve been discussing the art of receiving feedback. This is key for leaders because organizations need to respond with agility to changing market needs and to do so people must be able to shift and change frequently. You can’t do that without giving and receiving feedback. Today’s businesses, their leaders and teams need to be […]
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Leadership Purpose: Why Should Anyone
Be Led by You?

Let me ask you this: Have you identified your leadership purpose, and are you expressing it in every moment? Don’t worry if you haven’t, only about 20% of leaders say they have. From what I see when I’m coaching leaders in organizations, there is a deepening disenchantment with traditional-style management. People are increasingly suspicious of […]
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Creative Leadership: The Fear of the Messy Unknown

Since it’s the beginning of a new year, I’m thinking about creativity: what and how do businesses and leaders need to change? In last week’s post about creativity and leadership, I asked if readers thought they or their leaders were too analytical. (Creative Thinking and Leadership: Are You Too Analytical?) And a few readers commented: […]
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How the Brain Builds Better Habits

How can we use knowledge about the brain to overcome bad habits and build new ones, especially when it comes to leadership development? Even though we read a lot about the brain and leadership skills these days, most of us carry around mistaken beliefs. One big myth is that we’re born with huge amounts of […]
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