The 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

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..

How to Not Hold a Town Hall Meeting

ICON Last night’s Presidential Town Hall Debate offers a fine lesson for business leaders on how to not conduct a town hall meeting. There are two purposes for a town hall meeting: 1. To connect with the audience personally and … Read More..

Flip Flops at Work

Flip Flops at Work I read a blog post by John Kotter (Leading Change) at Forbes.com. He talked about politicians, executives, and flip-flops on positions. Here is my comment to his post. The good news is that executives have it … Read More..

Why is Touchy-Feely a Four Letter Word?

Why is Touchy-Feely a Four Letter Word? Ann Begler, an old gestalt buddy, wrote a compelling article: The Anti-Antogonist: Conflict and Resisting the Touchy-Feely She wondered why people resist the touchy-feely. She writes, “So much of our work as conflict … Read More..

What to Do When People Don’t Trust You

What to Do When People Don’t Trust You When resistance comes from Level 3 (I don’t like you) there are a few things this person needs to do: He or she needs to recognize that resistance to doing a deal … Read More..