How We Respond To Change: A Short Thought Experiment.

Let’s do a short thought experiment.

Imagine you are out to dinner one night with some friends at a restaurant. At the end of the evening, you’re saying goodnight to your friends and you begin walking back to your car which is parked one block away.

It’s dark…and you’re alone.

As you’re walking, you pass a corner, and a few seconds later you see someone emerge from that corner and turn in the same direction as you. There’s no one else out on the street. You are now half a block from your car and that person is walking behind you about 15 or 20 feet as you are approaching your car.

Here’s the question: is this person going to do something harmful to you? Or are they just another pedestrian?

The answer is…

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Why Would A Keynote Speaker Be Nervous To Talk To A New Client? The Client-Speaker Relationship

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You may be surprised to hear this from me, but sometimes, when a client contacts me the first time they are interested in hiring me as one of their keynote speakers, I feel a little nervous.

You’d think it would be the other way around, wouldn’t it? 

Shouldn’t a client be nervous about talking to a speaker for the first time? 

I certainly think so. In fact, if you’re a client looking for keynote speakers for an event, and you’re a sensible person, I think you should be afraid. Be very, very *afraid.*

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“Smart” or “Dumb”? The Most Common Words Leaders Misuse Everyday

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I came across this article this morning, titled “20 Misused Words That Make Smart People Look Dumb.”

First things first:

The irony of this article is the misuse of the word “dumb” in the title. The real definition of “dumb” is “silent” or “mute,” though it’s informally used in our society as a synonym for “stupid.”

Speaking of which, I’ll cover “irony” toward the end of this post.

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Why Do People Resist Change Even When It’s Good?

In this episode of Top Secrets Revealed on Managing Change, we’re going to answer a question that a lot of people find themselves asking from time to time. Why do people resist change even when it’s good?

It’s a common question. Everybody asks this, especially when it relates to something positive. “Hey, I just got a great new job! I’m buying a new house! This is supposed to be a positive thing! Why am I so stressed out?”

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The One Thing You Need to Know to Start Overcoming Resistance to Change

In this episode of Top Secrets Revealed on managing change we’re going to look at the one thing you need to know to start overcoming your resistance to change.

“Leggo Your Ego!”

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The 3 Most Effective Qualities Of A Good Leader

In this episode of Top Secrets Revealed on leadership, we’re going to take a look at the three most effective qualities of a good leader.

Whether you’re a CEO, an executive director, or you simply organize a group of people who like to drink wine while playing frisbee, there’s no question good leadership skills are essential for success.

Based on my research and experience, here are the three most effective qualities of a good leader: Click here to find out what they are!