Following Your Calling / Part 2

In the first part of this article (Living Your Purpose), we explored the difference between the essence (“being”) and the many possible forms (“doing”) of your purpose. When aligned with your essence, you can live your purpose in the moment and touch others through everything you do. Nothing else is necessarily needed to fulfill your…

Read More

Living Your Purpose / Part 1

Your life has a purpose – you have some special gift to contribute to the world. And there is no-one else on earth who could bring forth exactly what you have inside. How do you then get to know your purpose and gifts? In our last blog post Redefining Success, we discussed what happens when…

Read More

The Alchemy of Conscious Dialogue™

Transforming Self and Our World with Conscious Dialogue™ Let us learn from the trees that share an intricate web of connection, communication, healing and collaboration underground while reaching together towards the skies. Magic of Connection Have you ever experienced the power of connection in a gathering of friends sharing stories? Time ceases to exist. You…

Read More

Redefining Success

How to Have Success with Happiness and a Meaningful Life? What does success mean to you? Do you consider yourself successful? The Oxford Dictionary defines success as an accomplishment of an aim or purpose or an outcome of an undertaking (good/bad). Likewise, it can refer to a person or a thing that attains fame, wealth…

Read More

Denial and Conspiracy Theories during Organizational Change

organizational change conspiracy theory

Organizational change depends a lot on perception. I saw the movie “Denial” recently, which is based on the book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier. The movie covers the 2001 court battle between American historian Deborah Lipstadt and Holocaust denier David Irving. Mr. Irving sued her for libel regarding how…

Read More

Innovation Strategies for Creating a Culture of Innovation

innovation strategies chalkboard

 We know we need to innovate to stay ahead of the competition, and companies try many innovation strategies to stay in front. There are innovation competitions, idea jams, hackathons, and websites for innovation practices. Although these innovation strategies generate a lot of great ideas do they contribute to a sustainable culture of innovation? Ultimately, your…

Read More

Create Organizational Change by Encouraging Deviance

organizational change celebrate deviance

One of the most powerful organizational change methods does not require much support from management—in fact, it could even be hindered by a management mandate. This occurs because often seemingly insignificant changes in behavior can profoundly affect organizational performance. Yet those key, high-leverage behaviors usually cannot be determined by outsiders like management or other experts.…

Read More

Changing Minds in Organizations

changing minds image

In the practice of organizational change, we are trying to get people to change their minds about how they are currently acting and adopt a new behavior. Well-known Harvard Professor Howard Gardner, in his book Changing Minds, offers seven “Rs” for getting people to change their minds. Reason. It has to be rational and make…

Read More

Change or Die is Dead Wrong

Dr. Morten Hansen recently stood in front of a room of over one thousand change management professionals and said “Change or die” is “dead wrong.”  I saw Dr. Hansen speak in Los Angeles at the 2012 Conference of the Association of Change Management Professionals. He was drawing from new research unveiled in his book, Great…

Read More

Identifying Change Behaviors in Organizational Change Planning

Changing behavior is the heart of organizational change, so, I when I am getting started on an initiative, like to keep focused on the question, “What will people do different?” This helps sort out what matters from abstract concepts or technical conversations. To that end, I’ve been in a lot of organizational change discussions where…

Read More