Energy can quickly drain out of a big change for a variety of reasons. But I heard a new one recently. I was interviewing a senior person in an organization regarding a study I am doing on Batteries Not Included™. … Read More..
This month marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, a document that provided rule-of-law protection for the people. Lord Dening, a 20th Century British jurist, called it “the greatest constitutional document of all time, the foundation … 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..
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..
My friend Greta asks a good question. Pls respond. Thanks. Greta writes: Hi Rick, A question occupying my mind at the moment is the use of the word transformation rather than change. Some of my clients have recently started using … Read More..
How Come Work Doesn’t Imitate Art? Last Tuesday I heard one of the finest concerts I have ever heard in my life. (And I have gone to lots of concerts over the years.) It was the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted … Read More..
The 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation Yesterday was the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation (1863). The original signed document is so fragile and faded that it only goes on display for a few hours … Read More..
According to Inc. magazine, bad bosses are bad for business. I mean really bad. This sobering article/graphic is worth skimming. Why is this so? Look at the amount of money spent on management development training every year. You’d think that … Read More..