How you spend your time, and who you hang around with, matters. Why? Because, it tells people what you think is important.
When someone is silent, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are not listening.
Continue reading People are listening
Can you ever restore trust, once it’s broken? The answer is maybe, but it requires swift and deliberate action by a leader.
First, acknowledge the mistake as bad judgment. Don’t make excuses. Next, lay out a roadmap for sustainable change. Do not accept status quo.
Continue reading You don’t win trust, you earn trust
Do you want people to buy into your solutions?
Start with the WIIFM. What’s in it for me? The WIIFM answers, “Why should I give my energy and time to help you achieve your goals?”. Continue reading Act 3: Connect
Yesterday I attended my first Moms Demand Action (MDA) Advocacy Day in Lansing, MI. It was not a demonstration or a bunch of angry moms screaming and yelling. It was a gathering of women and men, young and old, moms and non-moms, and everything in between coming together to learn how to have a meaningful conversation with our representatives in the state house and senate.
Continue reading Learn to say, “this is unacceptable”
We’ve been living under a theory about guns that has proven to be fatal to society.
Actually practicing gun safety is better than talking about a theory.
#enough #socialchange @MomsDemandAction Continue reading Theory is good; practice is better
Designing a network of talent requires knowledge of people.
It’s not about what you can do for me, it’s about inspiring you to reach your potential. Continue reading Broker capability
How many members do we have? What’s our retention rate? Growth? How many website visits? Likes, Retweets, Followers….. It seems like between Change Management Institute, my consulting business and my social change initiatives I spend a lot of time tracking and analyzing metrics.
Our intentions are dressed up in the words we use. Every one of us interprets words differently, we bring our perspectives, our world views. That is why 2 people hearing the same speech will walk away with 2 different realities.
Continue reading If it’s important, leave nothing to chance