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This blog is for leaders, managers, consultants, coaches — anyone interested in doing change better, whether personal, professional, or organizational.

Most of us, when asked, embrace the opportunity to change — but meaningful change is very hard to do. It’s hard to initiate the change, even harder to stay the course, hardest of all to make the change stick. It takes extraordinary effort to stop doing something in our comfort zone in order to start something difficult that would be good for us in the long run.

Here you'll find tips and info to help you understand, navigate and do change better.

The Essential Role of Structure -- and Why We Hate It

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Structure is essential if you want to make change stick. In fact, I can say from personal experience — my own life and from years of coaching and consulting, without the right structure to support it, change won’t happen or be sustainable. Probably the most obvious idea of personal change and how structure matters is diet and exercise. Have you had the experience of walking around the gym carrying a clipboard, marking down each exercise and rep on your workout plan? And the first thing any dietitian will ask you to do is to track your food. Whether counting points,...
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The Three Truths of Change Resistance

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Resistance to change has many faces. It can be visible, invisible, stated, unstated, active or passive. It can be as simple as setting aside a project to work on something more comfortable to actively sabotaging a change effort. If the only constant in this world is “change”, then why haven’t we all adapted and made change a way of life? What is it that makes change so hard? It comes down to three basic truths. Truth #1: We Are Wired for Comfort. Have you heard the term “confirmation bias?” We all have it. None are immune. As we have experiences,...
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