(#6 in The Energy Bar series) You may know this story: researchers asked groups to count how often a team passed the ball to other members of their own basketball team. Pretty simple. They knew how to count, so they … Read More..
#5 in The Enregy Bar series As I write this, I am attending a webinar on how to conduct effective webinars! (Really, I am not making this up!). You can see that I am multi-tasking, which means that I am … Read More..
(#4 in The Energy Bar posts) Here’s a question for you. What’s the biggest thing that blocks your ability to influence others? The answer: your mouth. Years ago, as part of a planning group, I was talking passionately about the … Read More..
My friend, Mary Lippitt, just published The Cost of Single-Mindedness in The Huffington Post. Building on the work of Daniel Kahneman (Thing Fast anf Slow), she explains why a single-minded approach is dangerous for leaders. She uses the letter from … Read More..
#3 in an occasional series on The Energy Bar (to see a short animated video, click here) An organization was facing a huge threat. They needed to make massive changes in order to survive. (Sound familiar?) I was asked to … Read More..
[To gain a quick understanding of The Energy Bar, please watch this 3-minute animated video. The Energy Bar} I’m a big fan of theories and approaches on influence and change (in fact, I even developed a couple of my own), … Read More..
I have gotten more responses (and all of them quite positive) on The Energy Bar than any other newsletter/blog/social media post in my career. I am delighted. I did get a suggestion to improve the sound quality and add music. … Read More..
I think we may have it backwards when it comes to change management. We teach theory and models and then ask people to apply what they’ve learned. But, paying attention to the nuances of their reactions to change (e.g. how … Read More..
My friend, Karl Berger, was artist in residence at The Stone last week. The Stone is a New York club dedicated to the experimental and avant garde. I got to perform in his improvisational orchestra on the final night, and … Read More..