Changes Require Changing

Posted by Al Foxx on January 01, 2000
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Category : Acceptence, Blog, Change

Abrupt Changes Have you learned to use the power of acceptance to change your attitude? Can you change a negative attitude to positive so you keep dancing, even in the rain? Awakening from my coma to find my place in the world had completely changed due to my head injury and full blown physical disability required me to do some additional changing. Before the unexpected changes, I loved life. After the changes, I despised life. I hated it. Did

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Run, Pass or Kick?

Posted by Mark Sorrels on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Leadership

Years ago Ford Motor Company sponsored a football competition for young boys called Punt, Pass and Kick.  Well, today, I am writing about “Run, Pass or Kick?”  There are several offensive ways to score in football.  You can run with the ball or pass the ball across the goal line.  You can also kick the ball through the uprights of the goalpost.  Now to be sure, kicking the ball scores fewer points than the other

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Constructive feedback gains more results when done in a consistent manner. It creates better relationships built from trust and respect. When leaders are constructive, they have better chances of their team members hearing them. When leaders are being negative, demeaning or demoralizing, they are most likely creating distance and anger. Common practices which are most often utilized for providing feedback include the following: Always start with a positive statement. Avoid attacking or judging personal characteristics.

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  I recently chatted with a man who works for Southwest Airlines, a company widely known for its positive corporate culture . . . and its dramatic success. This man’s face lit up as he described the things that Herb Kelleher, Southwest’s founder, had done to create a culture that celebrates people and their successes. He said that he and his friends love working for Southwest. “It’s the quality of our leadership,” he told me;

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The Economics of Putting People First in Corporate Leadership, Part Two By Jack Lannom In my previous post, I defined economics as the science of human choice, necessitated by the circumstances of limited means. What does “the science of human choice” have to do with putting people first? Simple: the connection is in the choices we make. And the People First philosophy encourages us to choose to seek the well-being of others before we seek

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The Economics of Putting People First in Corporate Leadership, Part Three By Jack Lannom I’ve been talking about the solid economic practice of putting people first in Organizational Leadership. I introduced you to Dr. Adam Grant of the Wharton School and showed you how his philosophy echoes the wisdom of the ages: Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being. I also showed you how two companies—Southwest Airlines and Wegmans—have employed this philosophy

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BLACK BELT LEADERSHIP Black Belt Leader as Martial Artist “Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing. Bravely face whatever the gods offer.” — Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido                                                                                         

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Strategies to Change

Posted by Al Foxx on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Change

Changing What You See  If you put me in charge of any of the large or small rehab facilities where I’ve helped create and shape goals by sharing my experience, strength, humor and hope, I’d want the staff to teach  rehabilitating clients this simple attitude changing strategy: Don’t fight it-trust the process. Look for ways to grow. Disabilities can devastate your mindset. Reframe your perspective. Have healthy self talk. Look for ways to help others. Don’t Fight Change-Trust the Process The

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Have you ever sat in a meeting where people were afraid to share information that would redirect the focus of a project or change a decision about an investment? When the meeting was over, people left knowing that a different course of action could make a real difference in the outcome.When was the best solution discussed? Usually behind closed doors and away from the decision-makers that REALLY NEED TO KNOW! These decision-makers hold the purse strings

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The Economics of Putting People First, Conclusion By Jack Lannom I’ve been talking about the philosophy of putting people first and the ages-old exhortation: “Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being.” If you missed any of the posts, you can get caught up here, here, and here. So what should they be teaching in business schools? Adam Grant is teaching it at the Wharton School: we should look to give

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