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Komen Crisis: How to Kill a Movement

All hell broke loose with the news and the organization found itself on its proverbial back high heel. Other organizations would kill for this kind of engagement and attention. But what did Komen do? They made the two big mistakes so many other leaders of successful companies and organizations have done through the years: the Komen for the Cure leadership took their supporters for granted and are now having trouble admitting they did anything wrong. Continue reading

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Beyond the Pink: Wake-Up Calls and What I Learned from Cancer

Teleos co-founder, Fran Johnston, writes about her six year journey with cancer. What shocked her, what transformed her, and what has helped heal her. Continue reading

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Beyond the Pink: Wake-Up Calls and What I Learned from Cancer

When I see professional football players wearing pink cleats, gloves and ribbons in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I am impressed. I love that with the power of marketing and merchandising, millions of people now associate the color pink … Continue reading

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Beyond Burnout: Tapping into the Brain to Motivate Your Team

Research on motivation and the role of the brain points to many important insights for leaders and managers trying to respond proactively to burnt out on their teams. Most importantly, leaders must understand that all motivation—whether at work or at play—share the same neural pathway. Tapping into that pathway is the job of the leader—and understanding the brain can help. Continue reading

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Falling to Pieces without Falling Apart

For adults, this kind of event could send us into a downward spiral of epic proportions. This is largely because, unlike this 12-year-old, adults have had years of additional “lessons” that train us to fear revealing any of our imperfections—especially in public. As we age, the messages can drown out our natural inclinations to carry on without skipping a beat after we fall down. So how can we, as adults, embody some of the grace that was manifest in this young gymnast? Continue reading

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When Systems Need to Heal: Guidelines for Organizational Mending

If we replace “organization change” with the term “organizational mending,” we give ourselves and the system permission to address both the transactional and the emotional work needed to deal with the past and move forward toward a more hopeful future. Continue reading

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When Self Management Means Letting It All Hang Out

What should we do when things are really awful? When our health is on the brink, when a loved one is ill or dies, or when tragedy strikes? Does self management mean “hold on, buck up, put on a game face and carry on? I think not.
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