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December 2, 2016 by Purpose Unlimited When it comes to change in companies, it’s often just plain difficult. Quite simply, with regards to change, failure tends to be more common than success. According to a recent article by Ron Carucci entitled Organizations Can’t Change if Leaders Can’t Change With Them, Carucci states that, “In a survey of nearly 3,000 executives about the success of their enterprise transformation efforts, McKinsey discovered the failure rate to be higher than 60%, while Harvard Business Review conducted a study that suggested more than 70% of transformation efforts fail.” As the article suggests, if executives… Read More
December 2, 2016 by Purpose Unlimited As you and I both know, or at least should know, good bosses (in other words, great leaders), bring out the best in their people. Likewise, a bad boss (in other words, an ineffective leader), brings out the worst in their people. Good leaders deliver results; bad leaders unpredictable ones. They also create organizational chaos, confusion, and a toxic work environment that ultimately threatens the health of team members, and/or the financial health of the organization as a whole. According to Kevin Kennemer, in a recent article on LinkedIn, here are seven good reasons… Read More
December 2, 2016 by Purpose Unlimited Do you eve find it difficult to remember someone’s name? I know I do. What is it that makes remembering someone’s name so hard? According to Nicolas Cole, in a recent article on Inc.com, “it’s usually because you’re focused on a million different pieces of information at once. For example, you are thinking about what you are going to say next; how you’re going to respond next; and you’re even aware of other people around you, and what they may be saying as well. As a result of all of this data overload, when… Read More
by Jim Whitt Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? I wanted to know so I did an internet search to find out and guess what? No one is credited with coining that age-old axiom. I don’t think anybody wants to take credit because it can be proven that dogs, hogs, horses and humans — of any age can indeed be taught new tricks. Take my dentist for example, who is in the process of changing his business model. He decided to partner with another dentist who possesses skill sets he doesn’t. My dentist doesn’t do implants… Read More
October 6, 2016 by Purpose Unlimited In a day and age when everyone seems to get a trophy regardless of how they place, is it possible to get addicted to praise. And as a result, can it really mess with our career progression? In a recent article at Inc.com, J.T. O’Donnell suggests that we should not let praise become our professional demise. According to her, compliments can actually be a bribe that may be holding us back in our careers. Here’s why, and some things we should consider as well: Without intrinsic motivation, our careers may suffer. Parents and teachers… Read More