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Blog posts about behavior change, providing insight and advice on how leaders can lead their team members to change behavior, as well as on how individuals can more effectively pursue behavior change.

Envision It Solved: Why Skip How When Solving Problems

Envision It Solved: Why Skip How When Solving Problems

We’re all big on problem solving. It’s a key trait we look for in effective employees. It’s the focus of countless books, media programs, and courses. It’s a reason for admiration: who doesn’t like the guy who can fix something that’s broken—whether that thing is a leaky faucet or a messy company balance sheet? While […]

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Hook a New Habit: A Smart Tip for Behavior Change

Hook a New Habit: A Smart Tip for Behavior Change

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: behavior change is just plain difficult. Why? Because that old behavior is on autopilot. It’s so ingrained that it’s simply second nature. So changing it is like kicking a familiar old habit. But fortunately, I have a trick—a tool that actually leverages old habits into positive […]

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Crisis, Change, and Fiscal Cliffs: What Congress Isn’t Doing Wrong

Crisis, Change, and Fiscal Cliffs: What Congress Isn’t Doing Wrong

The fiscal cliff. The sequester. The continuing resolution. Whatever name we’re using to describe Congress’s budget predicament of the moment, the media’s tone of consternation remains consistent and seems tinged with a sort of looming dread. As if these “crises” are like asteroid collisions or threatening weather events—things that are about to happen to us. […]

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