Positive Leaders: Pick your problems and values

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The concept of positive organizations, culture, and leaders is often misunderstood. It’s equated to happy-bunny fake smiles or being too soft on the slackers in your team or denial of life’s hard parts. Positive refers to a positive outlook on the problems in life and work, to being authentic (including…

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The best on culture and leadership – 2019

It's time to wind down, take care of yourself, and rekindle the relationships with friends and family. If you like to spend some December downtime on reflection, reading, and recharging, read the seven best leadership articles of this past year. What will you do next year? Which one inspires you…

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The Healing Organization

Would you like to work at a healing organization that alleviates suffering and elevates joy? Raj Sisodia's latest book describes a positive culture, with positive leadership - and offers organizations a calling: to contribute to healing. But should organizations heal - and what, who, and how? Aren't organizations meant to…

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Summer reading book tips

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I know. Not everyone likes to read non-fiction on vacation. It's great to read an adventure story, a detective, or a novel. However, if you feel you'd like to catch up on culture, leadership, and change here's my favorite list of non-fiction books at this point. On positive leadership, change,…

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How could I develop a positive culture?

In this blog, I've been reviewing many small, personal ways to contribute to a more positive culture at work. But what if you want to engage your whole organization? In that case, a culture survey might be a good starting point. It helps to map where you are now and…

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The power of purpose

You probably know the story of three masons chipping chunks of granite from large blocks. When a bypasser asked what they were doing, the first Mason said: “I’m cutting stones”. The second man replied: “I am building a wall.” The third, who was humming a tune as he worked, smiled,…

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Webinar: How positive is your impact?

Do you need your team or organization to be more innovative, agile, productive, and engaging? Then helping them develop a more positive culture is something to seriously consider. But wait a minute. Wouldn't that require a huge culture program? Well, maybe not! What if you could start small, and today?…

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Learning to develop a Positive Culture?

“I believe that organizations have the potential to be places of healing. Almost all of us come to work with “baggage” – often counterproductive coping mechanisms learned from hard experience in past jobs, in our families, in our personal lives.” I wholeheartedly agree with Chris White, director of the Center…

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Did you ever fail forward?

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What does it mean to Fail Forward? According to quora.com, “Failing forward implies moving forward despite failures.” Failing forward is essential to learn and develop in your life and work. It's getting out of your comfort zone and trying something new. It is a crucial part of self-development, and it's…

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Midsummer blogs part 2

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What are you reading this summer? Here are some more midsummer blogs for you to consider (also see the selection of last week if you like): More than 200 timeless lessons about how to achieve personal and professional success. These articles, written by Todd Smith, an entrepreneur for the last…

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Midsummer blogs part 1

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I hope you can take some time off this summer and spend it with your loved ones and activities you love! This is a great time for reflection and relaxation so you may emerge refreshed and inspired in September. Whether it's vacation or staycation this year - what are you…

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