Category Archives: Overcoming Resistance to Change

How to Be a Naysayer

I was recently asked by a stakeholder for advice on how to resist change in a professional way. His company is going through a dramatic change and, though he thinks the direction is a good idea, he disagrees with how … Continue reading

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What Do You Do When You Get Stuck?

Leading change is hard. Encountering roadblocks is inevitable. So what do you do when you reach a point where you feel like you are encountering resistance at every turn? How do you continue to move forward and not allow yourself … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Won, Tune In Sunday

GoldieBlox™ won Intuit‘s Small Business, Big Game Challenge and will air a commercial during the Super Bowl this Sunday. We will be tuning in and cheering for Debbie who triumphed over adversity to bring her dream to life to make the … Continue reading

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Dealing with Adversity Update

In October I blogged about GoldieBlox™, the engineering toy for girls created by Debbie Sterling. Today I learned that GoldieBlox™ and the Spinning Machine has been nominated for 2014 Toy of the Year in two categories: educational and innovative toy! Like so … Continue reading

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Dealing with Adversity

“The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow.” ― Seth Godin, Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us My new favorite leader is Debbie Sterling. She … Continue reading

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Perseverance Pays Off

I have been following news reports about the Citi Bike program in New York City for the past year. I think Janette Sadik-Khan, New York’s transportation commissioner, is a fantastic example of a change agent who perseveres despite seemingly insurmountable … Continue reading

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Thank You For Celebrating With Us!

We thank everyone for coming to our book launch party on September 12. It was the perfect celebration of the 3 years of effort in bringing our book, wHolistic Change: Delivering Corporate Change That Lasts, to life!       … Continue reading

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Initial Book Reviews

We shared early copies of our book, wHolistic Change: Delivering Corporate Change That Lasts, with some trusted advisors. Here’s what they have to say about it: “It’s awesome!!! I love the pictures and the format! ‘Why is this step important? … Continue reading

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Book Press Release

WHOLISTIC CHANGE, INC. ANNOUNCES THE PUBLICATION OF THEIR BOOK, WHOLISTIC CHANGE: DELIVERING CORPORATE CHANGE THAT LASTS Minneapolis, MN – Too many change efforts have self-destructed. Sure, there are many books about the theory of change and leading change, but we … Continue reading

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Book Formats and Links to Buy

wHolistic Change: Delivering Corporate Change That Lasts is available for purchase in the format of your choosing: Paperback on Amazon.com Kindle on Amazon.com iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch through Apple iBookstore Nook through Barnes & Noble Read online or download from … Continue reading

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