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Change is Not the Problem, People Are

We’ve long been told, “Change is hard.”  The prevailing wisdom is that people don’t like to change. I was recently dealing with a leader who was trying to make organizational…Read more

If you really loved me, you would . . .

Her mother let her go to school with roaches in her book bag when she was seven.  Their home was entirely dysfunctional, people floating in and out, lots of weed…Read more

Over a Million Eyeballs and They’re Not All Happy

It’s a fundamental question: Do you want the generations who follow you to have it better than you did? Last week, I posted a piece on LinkedIn: Why Millennials Keep…Read more

Everything is not under control: That’s a good thing.

Do you even find yourself looking forward to that mythical time when your life is finally under control? Be careful what you wish for. Famed racecar driver Mario Andretti once…Read more

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    Is Your Job Making You Fat? Three Tips to Stay Healthy at Work

Is Your Job Making You Fat? Three Tips to Stay Healthy at Work

Are you finding there’s a little more of you to love lately? If you’re a little heftier than you used to be, the real culprit might be stress. Stress can…Read more

Why Millennials Dump Their Boss

They’re the generation whose parents told them, “You’re special.”  They’re the millennials.  The generation born between 1980 and 2000 are now 35% of the workforce.  By 2020 they’ll be 46%…Read more

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    Project Deception: The driving force behind Volkswagen’s debacle

Project Deception: The driving force behind Volkswagen’s debacle

It’s another auto “scandal.” But unlike the GM ignition switch issue earlier this year, Volkswagen’s emission problem wasn’t the result of lower level neglect. It was proactive deception. It’s inappropriate…Read more

Do You Have a Grand Challenge?

If you could wave a magic wand and solve one big world problem, what would it be? Perhaps you’re ready for a Grand Challenge. A Grand Challenge is more than…Read more

Take “Yes But” Off the Table

In some environments it’s harder to create positive cultures than others. Phil Moore, Managing Partner of Porter Keadle Moore, an Atlanta based accounting firm says, “As accountants, our job is…Read more

Ranger Up: How to Stop Being Wimpy

How do you motivate yourself in difficult situations? I learned a technique from my brother, Jim Earle, a former US Army Ranger to help pull it out of our gut…Read more

How to Be a Noble Purpose Parent

How would you evaluate your parenting? If you’re like most of us, you probably do some things well, and some things not so well. My husband and I have been…Read more

Is it Okay to Cry at Work?

Traditional wisdom has told us that emotions don’t belong at work. This idea isn’t just wrong; it’s insane. When was the last time you heard a CEO say, “I wish…Read more

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    Are You Proud of Your Job? Or Are You Eager to Make Money? Or Perhaps Both?

Are You Proud of Your Job? Or Are You Eager to Make Money? Or Perhaps Both?

As someone who studies human motivation, here’s what I have observed, when people talk about striving for a bonus, or driving company earnings, they tend to look eager, and frankly…Read more

Lose the Drama, Take the Coaching

Have you ever watched one of those TV shows where people get advice from an expert?  It’s an odd dynamic, people go on the shows for help, but when the…Read more

5 Steps for Creating a Noble Purpose Organization

When our firm first introduced Noble Purpose, we had a concept, but we weren’t very systematic in our methodology. It was more hit or miss, getting by where we could…Read more

What’s the Matter with Work?

When I was kid growing up, I saw work in a very particular way. A lot of it stems from visiting my Dad at work, when I was six or…Read more

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  • Why Millennials Keep Dumping You: An Open Letter to Management
    I need to know it makes a difference to something bigger than your bottom line. If treat me like a number, I’ll return the favor. This job will quickly become nothing more than my rent payment. I’ll s …

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Beautiful Questions Versus Exhausting Questions

What kinds of questions are driving your life?  Are they beautiful questions, or exhausting questions? The poet and consultant Libby Wagner, who specializes in leadership language says, “A beautiful question…Read more

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