Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!

Change Management Keynote Speaker I see it all of the time in my work as a change management keynote speaker. Unless you’re segueing into a David Bowie sing-a-long (“Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!”), your team probably isn’t thrilled when they hear the words, “We’re going to be making some changes.” Sure, we all know change can be a good …

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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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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