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21
Mar

Do Less, Accomplish More

The pace of change often overwhelms our ability to cope.

Here are three skills that you can start with today to avoid change fatigue and burnout:

  1. Prioritize.
  2. Pace Yourself and Celebrate Quick Wins.
  3. Manage Energy Not Time.

Find cool diagrams and more information on Young Upstarts!

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http://www.youngupstarts.com/2016/03/17/stragility-do-less-accomplish-more/

18
Mar

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18
Mar

3 Ways To Build A “Change Fitness” Plan For Your Team, Starting With You

Leadership is a demanding job, but there are some simple techniques that will enable us to cultivate the inner calm and positivity we need to help our people to tap into their ability to tackle change again and again.

1. Manage energy, not time

2. Remove energy-drainers and avoid head-bangers

3. Bounce forward from setbacks

Read more on Upstart Business Journal!

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http://upstart.bizjournals.com/resources/author/2016/03/17/3-ways-to-build-a-change-fitness-plan-for-your.html?page=all

17
Mar

3 Keys to Driving People-Powered Change

The strategy was brilliant, and then…nothing happened.

Successful strategic changes harness the organization’s most valuable asset – the power of its people. Here are three ways to enroll people to become change agents and, in the process, create thriving organizations that stay ahead of the competition and deliver on their missions.

First, develop and share the compelling why or purpose for change

Second, understand what is not working and, as importantly, what IS working that you can build from.

Third, distribute ownership so everyone has a role to play.

Check out the AMA Playbook blog to read more!

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http://playbook.amanet.org/3-keys-driving-people-powered-change/

16
Mar

Forever “Plugged In”?

“…today’s “always on” work culture is taking a heavy toll on today’s leaders, and we need coping mechanisms.”

Read this article for some tips on how to avoid work burnout!

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http://www.mckinsey.com/global-themes/leadership/want-to-be-a-better-leader-observe-more-and-react-less?cid=other-eml-nsl-mip-mck-oth-1603

 

 

14
Mar

Persistence is Key

Confucius, the great influential philosopher once said, “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

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11
Mar

Best Business Books on Strategy

Thrilled to be part of the Best Business Books on Strategy in this list! Be sure to pre-order your copy or pick up the book in stores soon!

“The Master List: The 73 Best Business Books Entrepreneurs Should Read in 2016.”

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https://www.zenefits.com/blog/best-business-books-entrepreneurs-must-read-2016/

9
Mar

Sleep to Succeed

“In a separate study of 81 organizations and 189,000 people around the world, we have found that four types of leadership behavior are most commonly associated with high-quality executive teams: the ability to operate with a strong orientation to results, to solve problems effectively, to seek out different perspectives, and to support others. What’s striking, in all four cases, is the proven link between sleep and effective leadership.”

Check out Chapter 5 in the Stragility book for how to convert change fatigue into change fitness!

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http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/the-organizational-cost-of-insufficient-sleep?cid=other-eml-nsl-mip-mck-oth-1603

6
Mar

When things seem impossible; create your own way through.

Even under the toughest conditions, there is always an opportunity for growth.

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1
Mar

Rethinking the ‘Perfect Team’

“At many companies, more than three-quarters of an employee’s day is spent communicating with colleagues.” “Teams tend to innovate faster, see mistakes more quickly and find better solutions.”

After spending 5 years studying hundreds of their teams, Google’s big ‘ah-ha’ is that psychological safety, real emotional connection, and being our “whole selves” is what differentiates teams that thrive from those that falter.

Creating safe communication is key to this process. To find out more, see Chapter 3 in the Stragility book and pre-order yours today!

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/magazine/what-google-learned-from-its-quest-to-build-the-perfect-team.html?_r=0

http://www.amazon.ca/Stragility-Excelling-at-Strategic-Changes/dp/1442648058/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1456869474&sr=1-1&keywords=stragility