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Change v. Transition: It Matters

Change v. Transition: It Matters

Change is about an external, situational event: something old stops, something new begins. Transition is about the psychological reorientation which takes place inside of us as we adapt to the change. The distinction between the two matters because this is where the rhetoric of change and psychological safety and DEI and leadership meets reality.

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Change: Friend or Foe?

Change: Friend or Foe?

Are you a change maker or leader? Ever wondered why when you start to bring in a change, resistance inevitably arises? Let’s go back to high school physics 101 and Isaac Newton for the seeds of the reasons why. Newton's third law of motion states that for every...

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‘Danger Will Robinson, Danger’

‘Danger Will Robinson, Danger’

These four words bring me back to my childhood in Canada, watching Lost in Space. I loved how Will Robinson had his robot to warn him of impending danger as he navigated the strange worlds he found himself in. We have our limbic system, and specifically our amygdala,...

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Making Change Simple

Making Change Simple

What makes change tricky isn’t the change, it’s the people. Not because people are tricky, but because people can’t be changed – they can only change. Confused yet? Ok, here we go… The image above is a simplified rendering of Wilber’s “Four Quadrants” map. We love it...

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Change Your Mindset or Settle for Less

Change Your Mindset or Settle for Less

This story is an old one, told in many ways, which all involve a little girl watching her mother prepare a fish for dinner. Her mother cut the head and tail off the fish and then placed it into a baking pan. The little girl asked her mother: "Why do you cut the head...

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