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3 Life-Changing Reasons to Kick the Gossip Habit

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 06.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jinny Ditzler

Several years ago I made a vow to give up gossiping and doing so has made me realize how dangerous it is, truly dangerous. It's so easy to get caught ...

How Losing My Friend Showed Me That All Violence is Connected

Mallika Dutt | Posted 04.08.2016 | Impact
Mallika Dutt

On September 13, 2015, I woke up to headlines about the Egyptian Army bombing a group of Mexican tourists in the desert. It wasn't until the next morning that I discovered that one of the people who were killed was a very dear friend of mine.

Be warned, Samie, everyone got their letters yesterday

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 03.18.2016 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

I was recently preparing to deliver a large culture change event and a senior manager from the business approached me and said, "I want to warn you, S...

What Aviation Can Teach Us About Failure

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 02.23.2016 | Impact
Samie Al-Achrafi

As far back as I can remember, I've had an interest in how attitude and culture can influence lives, and often save them. I used to train airline crew...

Transparent governments and institutions publish open data: Fifa should be no exception

Jack Hardinges | Posted 02.10.2016 | Sports
Jack Hardinges

On 26 February a new Fifa president will be elected at a special congress held at the organisation's headquarters in Zurich. The election, which will ...

Vocabulary as a Barrier to Culture Change?

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

It appears to me that most of our attention is going into reacting against the issues of the past and, as a community, we seem unable to focus our attention and draw resources to sense and shape the future. I believe this is in part due to the language we use.

Be Thankful in a Culture Where This Still Happens

Dianna Booher | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

"You have a lot of trees back here," I said to my husband one Sunday afternoon in his backyard after we'd been dating only a few months. "Yep." "I thought you were going to be moving shortly?" "I probably will."

'No more crossed wires': how open innovation is born from company collaboration

Benjamin Cave | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Benjamin Cave

Open Data Institute trainer Ben Cave shares the wide benefits of the open approach taken with eLearning developer Sponge UK in collaborating on the ne...

The Future of Business

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

Disengaged workforces. Water shortages. Financial oligarchies. Climate change. Charismatic leadership. Mass migration. Wealth inequality.

How Do You Bring About Real Time Strategic Change?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
BJ Gallagher

How to bring about organizational change is one of the chief challenges of my own consulting clients, so I sat down with Jake Jacobs recently to get his take on how to be an effective change agent, and how to facilitate positive organizational change.

Horrors When Corporate Culture Goes Bad

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

Are some bosses, senior staff and chief executives are so isolated from the day-to-day that they really don't know what's been going on for so long?

The $90 Million Mindset: An Offshoring Success Story

Shayne Hughes | Posted 12.07.2013 | Business
Shayne Hughes

No matter how brilliant a strategy, if the people involved aren't committed, it will never take off.

Vital Instincts

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

We instinctively want to do well, to contribute, and to be included on the winning team. Yet many organizations often become harvesters of politics, power, control, arrogance, and egos that fill them with invisible signs saying, "don't go there," "you can't do this" and "you don't know that."

How to Keep the Flame and Not Be Seen as a Torch Bearer

John Friedman | Posted 05.04.2012 | Business
John Friedman

Building a coalition of the passionate and idealistic people within the organization is not enough -- in fact, it can be detrimental if people see your cadre as a band of zealots rather than committed and dedicated business professionals.

Alzheimer's in the Media

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

In our efforts to move forward and treat Alzheimer's as a medical emergency, we have abandoned the earlier view of dementia as a natural evolution of aging.

Innovation and real culture change at HHS in Washington

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Health and Human Services is the Federal department which plays an increasing role in our lives regarding better and better health care. They're a la...

Kindling -- How to Ignite the Potential Fire in Your Business

Paul Hunting | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Hunting

There seems to be a common frustration experienced by many leaders who have true vision -- how do I get 'the others' to see, feel and act on the possibilities that I see and feel?

Overcoming Stigma: Dead NFL Players, Suicidal Veterans, and Emotional Women

Aspen Baker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Aspen Baker

Across the spectrum of our mental health issues, we face similar reactions from the very people who should feel a shared sense of responsibility for our mental health -- deny, defend and attack.

Don Draper: For Women Only, Please Respond

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

I am associated with the Culture Change Institute, a Tufts based group founded by Sam Huntington and Larry Harrison, which examines various cultures r...

GM to Buy Back All Pontiac Azteks for Cash!

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gerald Sindell

I'm offering it for free: my brilliant idea for GM to salvage its reputation.