Tricks for Keeping the “NO!” Response from Hijacking the Brain Part Six

By |2019-10-22T11:53:58-06:00September 9th, 2019|@enable_change, Change Leadership Capability|

Beat the Hijackers In installment five of this blog series we learned the most important tool for keeping the brain safe from hijackers. BREATH In this installment, we will learn four more strategies for beating the hijackers. All of these strategies will be much easier [...]

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If You Want to Get Better at Something, Ask Yourself These Two Questions

By |2019-08-23T10:49:57-06:00August 27th, 2019|@enable_change, Health, Safety & Environmental Programs|

Change requires doing things differently. And doing things differently requires dealing with the uncomfortable, the awkward, and the difficult. I love finding simple concepts that help explain complexity, especially when it’s the complexity I’m particularly passionate about: change – individual and organizational. (They are really the same since organizations [...]

How Kaizen Makes a Difference in the Workplace

By |2019-08-23T09:10:55-06:00August 23rd, 2019|@enable_change|

When I first heard the word Kaizen, I thought this must have something to do with kayaking or meditation or meditating while kayaking. But I was a little off base. Kaizen derives from the Japanese words “kai” meaning “change” and “zen” meaning “good.” Improvement might be the English version of [...]

The Key to Changing Organizational Culture

By |2019-08-22T15:49:19-06:00August 19th, 2019|@enable_change, Change Leadership Capability, Organizational Change Capacity|

Since I have become dependent on getting short bursts of information from the small devices I hold in my hand, this article on organizational culture change by John Kotter fits comfortably into my device-sized frame of mind. First, it's short. Second, it contains two of the most impactful paragraphs on [...]

Tricks for Keeping the “NO!” Response from Hijacking the Brain Part Five

By |2019-10-22T11:49:12-06:00August 7th, 2019|@enable_change, Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management|

Beat the Hijackers So far in this blog series you have learned that stress as a physical and cognitive reaction is experienced when the brain perceives that someone or something has changed or plans to change something of perceived importance to you. This change often [...]

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Business case for living buildings

By |2019-07-31T17:57:54-06:00July 30th, 2019|@enable_change, Change Leadership Capability, Sustainability|

Living buildings are "regenerative spaces that connect occupants to light, air, food, nature, and community. Self-sufficient and remain within the resource limits of their site." Designers and architects have learned to incorporate nature's solutions to create regenerative environments using standards like the Living Building framework and the Well Building [...]

Tricks for Keeping the “NO!” Response from Hijacking the Brain Part Four

By |2019-10-22T11:46:00-06:00July 10th, 2019|@enable_change, Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management|

Meet the Hijackers In Parts 2 and 3 of this blog series you learned about the mental and physical consequences of stress. In this part of the series we will discuss triggers. When the brain perceives that someone has made or plans to make a [...]

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