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Three Marks of High Leverage Change Initiatives

Ted Harro | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business
Ted Harro

Dear Change Agent, Let's say you just took over a major business unit of a well-known consumer services company. You were brought in from outside the...

Love Is the Engine -- Knowledge Is the Power

Bill Couzens | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Bill Couzens

Knowledge is power -- it is the power in all our choices, from the food we choose to put on our tables to who we vote for in our local and national elections. Less Cancer must be everyone's priority, and I am grateful to the many people who have joined the fight.

Understanding Habits Helps You Change Them

Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D. | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D.

People repeat actions that are either rewarding or familiar, or both. In other words, people do things that feel worth it somehow. You might think i...

Climate Change, Media, Psychology & the Denial of Death

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

On the standard, commercial television channels we hear about extreme weather virtually every single day. Droughts in the southwest hardly seen since...

Overcome Obstacles for Change

Daniel Goleman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Daniel Goleman

We've all heard the saying (or myth): People resist change. Of course, the main task of many leaders is to bring about change -- sometimes unpopular y...

Worried About Not Making It in Life? 5 Reasons to Relax and Think Twice

Andrea Haupts | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Haupts

Have we finally made it? The answer to this question is very much dependent on our personal standpoint; however, we have a tendency to consider ourselves successful only if we measure up to general standards of success -- and it can be quite frustrating when we feel left behind.

Do You Know How People Really Make Decisions?

Joe Boyd | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Joe Boyd

Every decision people make in life is an emotional decision. There is no such thing as a decision purely based in logic. Those who think so are just ...

Do You Want to Be a World Changer?

Maria Portas | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Portas

Everyone seems to think that for change to occur, it has to be something outside of us that needs to happen. That only someone greater than yourself can really make a huge difference in the world.

Courage: A Small Dose Will Help With Your Reinvention. Do You Have It?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Where does one gain the courage to make a change? It's a great leap of faith and takes courage to define and explore your wants and needs in life. Whe...

Leadership Involves Poetry As Well As Plumbing

Faisal Hoque | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Faisal Hoque

The headlines scream about leadership failure after failure around the globe every day -- at the world's biggest companies, in government agencies, non-profits, academia and at startups.

Uniting Disability. Let's Create Change

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

We as humans have the technology, and the ability. Apparently not the desire. We could be transforming sick , injured, and disabled people into healthy, happy, accommodated, valuable, and contributing members of society.

Where to Start When You're a Change Agent

Ted Harro | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Ted Harro

Dear Change Agent, Let's start with the bad news. If they hired you to be a "change agent," it means you automatically have a target on your back. Co...

Give Them a Power Greeting

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Naphtali Hoff

You're walking down the street. Your eyes are looking forward and you notice a person coming your way. You prepare to say "good morning," "hello," or something similar, only to have the other person drop their eyes to avoid contact.

Do You Really Know How Powerful Your Intentions Are?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 03.26.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Too often, in the busyness of our lives, our intentions are semi-unconscious, meaning they slip unnoticed directly through to the reactive habit-mind, circumventing the deeper contemplative self. As a result, we may make choices which spawn consequences that we may not anticipate.

Can Capitalism Afford a Conscience?

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Marian Salzman

At first glance, capitalism circa 2014 looks like a pretty soulless endeavor: massive piles of fast money, no wider context of conscience involved. Ju...

10 Things I Learned From Getting Divorced In My 20s

Susie Moore | Posted 03.25.2014 | Divorce
Susie Moore

I wish I allowed myself to be more relaxed and present in my younger years than fretting over how my life was changing when my marriage was not working.

The Power of Not Knowing

Roger Housden | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Roger Housden

Imagine a world in which everything is known and under control. It would be a flatland. There would be no amazement, no wonder, no edge. I believe tha...

It Takes an Abbey

Terry Newell | Posted 03.20.2014 | Impact
Terry Newell

Downton is not unlike our own time, and that may also be a secret to its popularity. But if dramatic change was all it had to offer, the series would be depressing, if not also scary. What the characters give us is hope that we can come through both morally and materially intact.

10 Things To Give Up Right Now For A More Joyful Life

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 03.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

It is time to own your true worth and step up to the plate called your life. Don't settle for anything, anyone or any place. Your future self will thank you. Repeat this manta: "I do not settle."

Rethinking Innovation With Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Faisal Hoque | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Faisal Hoque

So critical is the customer relationship today that we must ask if we are meeting a genuine need, in which case the relationship has more chance of surviving, or just selling something, in which case customer whim can take over.

Take Off the White Gloves and Become a Change Agent

Laura Butler | Posted 03.17.2014 | Women
Laura Butler

By honoring my values, paying attention to opportunities, following my passion and balancing my commitments, I'm empowered.

The Key to Reinvention

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 03.17.2014 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

If you listen carefully to yourself, you'll start to notice the cues that will lead you to what you wish you were doing, creating, living and being.

The Unsolicited Advice I'm Glad I Took To Heart

Mary Novaria | Posted 03.12.2014 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

I was almost run over crossing the street the other day. Near misses happen in my busy neighborhood with alarming frequency, but this one came perilously close to flattening me -- closer even than the day a motorcycle drove right up onto the sidewalk.

Don't Just Do Something, Stand There

Dr. Mika Nash | Posted 03.10.2014 | College
Dr. Mika Nash

I would argue that this short-sightedness undermines most organizations. It does so in insidious ways, mostly by draining energy through repeated conversations about what isn't working and unfulfilled promises that, as soon as there is a free moment, everyone will sit down and figure things out.

Five Ways to Cope With Unexpected Setbacks in Business

Ute Wieczorek-King | Posted 03.10.2014 | Small Business
Ute Wieczorek-King

In business, small things that appear outside your control can happen all the time, such as the awkward customer who is never happy regardless of what you do, or the company that's not paying your invoice despite frequent reminders.