Tag: ACT change

Tension and Release

March 17, 2016 2 Comments
Tension and Release

I’ve loved the abstract concept of creative tension ever since I first encountered it in Peter Senge’s classic systems thinking book The Fifth Discipline. Creative tension is how people who strive for excellence deal with the gap between the way things are and the way they should be. This concept of tension surfaced again for me […]

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Chances Lead To Choices Lead To Changes

February 24, 2015 4 Comments
Chances Lead To Choices Lead To Changes

I am the curator of TEDxUniversityofNevada.  It’s one of the extra things I do in my role as an employee of the University of Nevada to try to be a good organizational citizen. Our third event was held on January 23, 2015, and it was a huge success – maybe our best effort so far. […]

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Change Requires Leadership

September 16, 2013 2 Comments
Change Requires Leadership

Leadership and change are absolutely inseparable. You can’t have real change unless you engage in the process of leadership. Likewise, you are not really involved in the process of leadership unless you are intentionally focused on some type of substantive, transformative change. Real leadership and the relationship it requires spends as little time and effort […]

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Encourage A Growth Mindset

September 7, 2013 2 Comments
Encourage A Growth Mindset

One of the suggestions Chip and Dan Heath make in their book Switch to address our emotional response to change (the elephant) is to encourage a growth mindset. In this short clip from a training session I recently delivered on change, I discuss how I applied this during a time of difficult change in my own […]

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