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  • How To Build Personal Agility

    January 16, 2020 by

    Defining personal agility When I sat down to do some research on the topic of personal agility, I quickly discovered that there’s little consensus on what it actually is.  Some authors identity strongly with the root “agile,” and look for lessons within the Agile software development realm, which is fun (especially because I’m a software… Read more

  • How to Develop a Growth Mindset

    January 13, 2020 by

    What does “Growth Mindset” mean? The concepts of “fixed” and “growth” mindsets originated over 30 years ago in the work of Psychologist Carol Dweck.  If you’re interested in this topic, I highly recommend reading Dr. Dweck’s book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.  Simply, a growth mindset is one in which you believe your strengths… Read more

  • Goal Setting: Attack the Gap

    January 6, 2020 by

    There’s weird advice out there I was listening to the radio the other day during my commute to work and, given that we had just celebrated New Year’s, the radio host was speaking about New Year’s resolutions.  He said that, for him, he doesn’t make specific resolutions because it’s too easy to fail and then… Read more

  • Be Your Own Kind of Badass

    January 2, 2020 by

    Is there really a right and wrong way? I have seen many of those articles in recent years with headlines like “The Top 10 College Degrees to Avoid” or “What Guys/Girls REALLY Find Attractive” or “Top 10 Most Miserable Vacation Destinations”, etc.  Aside from the instant bout of nausea that I experience after reading these… Read more

  • Embrace Imperfection

    December 30, 2019 by

    Setting Realistic Expectations It may seem paradoxical at first that throughout our personal development journey we need to embrace our imperfection.  I don’t think this is paradoxical, though, because as humans, we are naturally imperfect creatures.  We will make mistakes, have screw ups, and (hopefully) make apologies as long as we live.  Personal development has… Read more

  • Developing a Vision

    December 23, 2019 by

    Modeling vision In the previous post on developing a baseline, I introduced a change management model that I designed during my work consulting with a client organization.  Here is the model again for reference: You’ll notice that in this model, Phase I is where the vision for the future of the organization was created.  The… Read more

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