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Someone Moved Your Cheese. Now What?

In the 1990 film Mermaids, Cher plays a nutty single mom who smokes, serves a continual diet of finger foods to her daughter, and moves to a new town anytime the whim strikes. So she’s not exactly Confucius. But…
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Embracing Change by Jason Clarke

Jason describes how people need to be involved in change-we don't really hate change, we just hate change that doesn't make a difference. 
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Why Human Beings Get Ulcers

Human beings have evolved to survive in a world full of primal danger, and to be on the alert for violations, no matter the size. Our brains simply can’t help but interpret unfortunate incidents — whether…
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Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

In this short documentary, Robert Sapolsky, a professor at Stanford University, discusses the origins and functions of stress among our evolutionary past and reveals just how dangerous prolonged exposure…
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The Way of Culture Change

I’ve been interested in “culture” for many years – the whole question of how people come to believe what they believe and how they create systems based on those beliefs. I’ve also been interested in how…
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Book: Web of Inclusion

In the Web of Inclusion, author Sally Helgesen offers a well-documented presentation of a radical way to reconfigure organizational architecture, one that profoundly impacts business culture. Helgesen’s…
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Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel…
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Transformational Leadership: The Art of Shifting Cultures

Interview with Sylvain-Yves Longval, Sheldon Division manager of Abitibi Consolidated Inc., Houston, Texas.
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Alien Invasion And A Tangerine

Gridlocked traffic, the sound of sirens, flight delays — they’re all obvious triggers for the stress response. But what happens when a trigger gets pulled from the unlikeliest of places — say, a piece…
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Building Trust In Business, Politics, Relationships And Life

Building Trust in Business, Politics, Relationships and Life by Robert C. Solomon and Fernando Flores takes an important, fresh and challenging look at the subject. Both authors have a long history of…
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New Possibilities Through Intentional Action

Culture (Original 2009 version) de Reed Hastings     I love it when I discover a piece of knowledge that pierces some preconception or a study that makes something difficult suddenly feel doable. Here…
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You Are What You Say: The Proven Program That Uses the Power of Language to Combat Stress, Anger, and Depression

You Are What You Say: “The Proven Program That Uses the Power of Language to Combat Stress, Anger, and Depression” is not just another fluffy self-help book. Its authors, Matthew Budd, M.D. and Larry Rothstein,…
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Trust What? Trust You?

Our passion is about transforming habitual thinking and behaviors that no longer serve today’s fast-paced, interdependent working world. This “Conversation”targets one of the fundamental distinctions of…
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Uncomplicate the Complicated

  Our medical systems are broken. Doctors are capable of extraordinary (and expensive) treatments, but they are losing their core focus: actually treating people. Doctor and writer Atul Gawande suggests…
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Exercise: Attention Training

Ten Minutes to Less Stress   Attention Training calms the body and mind. It is an excellent tool for letting go of stress. With practice, you can emerge calm yet invigorated from this entire process…
culture-change

Commitment to Cultural Transformation

I’ve been thinking about the power of cultural transformation. When we first discussed highlighting this subject, I wasn’t sure how we would talk about it. It is impossible to pin down cultural transformation…
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Habitual Triggers

The hardest thing to attend to is that which is closest to ourselves, that which is most constant and familiar. And this closest something is, precisely, ourselves, our own habits and the way of doing…
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Interview with Leslie Tucker

Coming into an organization stressed by growth, what do you offer?  When a company is under stress, people take it out on each other. They tend to bicker and relationships between people break down…
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Learning

To best learn something, you must actually do it. Learning is a holistic process that involves the entire body–not just the brain. You know you’ve learned something when the thought process behind the…
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Stand Up For Yourself

What If You Knew What You Wanted Out Of Life And Went For It? What If You Stood Up For Yourself And Refused To Sit Back Down? What Would Your Life Be Like If You Stopped Abandoning Your Dreams Or Compromising…
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Moods

Mood WringHow the moodfactor — yours, mine and theirs — affects work When I was 14, I talked to my half-brother for the first time in seven years. He was estranged from my family because my father could…
culture-change

Transforming Organizational Culture: Getting From Here To There

What do we mean by culture? When we talk of transforming the culture of an organization, we are referring to the systems, beliefs and ways of doing things (or not doing things) that live beyond its individuals,…
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Proactive Offers

Proactive offers embody the spirit of customer service and strengthen your ability to build relationships. Proactively taking care of business relationships is a skill that can increase business, enhance…
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The Body Language of Leadership: Changing the Bureaucracy

Interview with Stuart Heller, PhD., scientist, engineer, psychologist, and martial artist
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We’re Not Just Talking Heads

I’ve spent most of my career working as a consultant in fairly traditional organizations. In the early days, even bringing up the subject of the body was a bit terrifying. I used to think that I couldn’t…
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Poetry, Business of the Past, Present, Future

“Images that appear before we assign meaning”An angel with no face embraced meand whispered through my whole body:“Don’t be ashamed to be human, be proud!Inside you vault opens behind vault endlessly.You…
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If Hospitals Can Make a Break, You Can Too

Interview with Anna Seubert Pelosi, Wellness Coordinator, Union Hospital, Lynne, MA
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Connection Comes First

Jay Kaplan, M.D., Medical Director, Studer Group
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Bob Coles, Mill Manager, Augusta Newsprint, Augusta,GA

ANC has been working with Roundstone since 1995 on a mill-wide initiative to improve all aspects of workplace relations and communications. During the period between 1995 and 1999, ANC’s efficiency increased…
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Ken Li, Mill Manager, Alabama Newsprint Company

Alabama River Newsprint Company (ARN) is just beginning to look at how their company culture needs to change. Ken Li, the mill manager of ARN, arrived two years ago at a time when change was not a high…
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Nancy Wilson, James Morrell, and Kelly Cue man, Store Managers

James Morrell’s project was to change the store’s physical layout in order to use space more efficiently and make it more accessible for customers. He used the communication skills he learned at Team Skills…
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Sylvain-Yves Longval, Sheldon Division Manager of Abitibi Consolidated Inc., Houston, TX

The Sheldon Mill of Abitibi Consolidated based in Houston, Texas began the process of transforming their workplace culture last year. This mill was able to turn a corner back in December and the results…
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Tom Hengelsberg, Architect, Truex, Cullins & Partners, Burlin

As an associate architect with a Burlington commercial architectural ?rm, Tom Hengelsberg struggled with bringing his team’s projects in on time and on budget. After attending Roundstone’s Team Skills…

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