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They’re being a nudge. Again.

Written by: Tim McCleary

As the holiday season winds down, it’s worth a look at how one well-known brand used this time of the year to execute the art of the nudge –– to perfection. Did it have an impact on you?

They’re being a nudge. Again.2022-09-15T13:38:46+00:00

The “Me First” culture. Where have you seen it?

Written by: Tim McCleary

Raise your hand if you’ve noticed this: There’s a long, stick-like item that projects from the left side of the steering column in every vehicle. It’s a really simple device. It’s easy to use. It’s required by law. And, it’s designed to keep us safer on the road.

The “Me First” culture. Where have you seen it?2022-09-23T19:25:04+00:00

Procrastination. Is it a barrier to hitting your target?

Written by: Tim McCleary

When I walked into our local Target store on Sunday night, it was abuzz with activity. It felt like the holiday season, and yet it was only the end of August. It was the night before back-to-school.

Procrastination. Is it a barrier to hitting your target?2022-09-14T15:35:22+00:00

Facing a BIG change? It’s time to shift from diagonal thinking.

Written by: Tim McCleary

Sometimes, change simply feels overwhelming. And sometimes, it seems that no amount of reading or theory on how to handle change provides solace. (Yes, I see the irony here.)

Facing a BIG change? It’s time to shift from diagonal thinking.2022-09-23T19:45:53+00:00

Playground rules. Everything you need to know about change.

Written by: Tim McCleary

Let’s rewind to your childhood for a moment. Do you remember the playground rules? Things like patiently standing in line, taking turns and playing nicely? At their core, these rules were simply a list of positive habits. Habits are a human being’s super power.

Playground rules. Everything you need to know about change.2022-09-23T20:56:59+00:00

No Year’s Resolutions! Change your habits, instead.

Written by: Tim McCleary

With a digital swipe of the calendar page, here we are at the start of a brand new year, full of possibilities. New Year’s resolutions are a great way to plan and activate change. Right? Spoiler alert: They don’t work.

No Year’s Resolutions! Change your habits, instead.2022-09-23T20:59:36+00:00

Measure of success? The Cole Haan moment.

Written by: Tim McCleary

Shifting an organization’s culture is significantly more difficult than the challenges I faced in my first job. But, it still requires a means by which to gauge progress. So, what’s your measure of success? What’s your Cole Haan Moment?

Measure of success? The Cole Haan moment.2022-09-13T16:25:02+00:00

I’m stressed! But, maybe that’s a good thing.

Written by: Tim McCleary

Does change – or even the mere thought of change, ignite feelings of stress in you? Change used to be seen as an event that could be mapped in a straight line. But, that was the mid-90s. Fast forward to today. Change is significantly more complicated.

I’m stressed! But, maybe that’s a good thing.2022-09-16T19:46:08+00:00

It’s all in your head.

Written by: Tim McCleary

Sometimes we bump into inspiration, like I did with the book stand at the San Jose, California, airport last month. Sometimes we literally trip over it, as was the case with the spray-painted message I saw last week on a sidewalk in Charlotte, North Carolina.

It’s all in your head.2022-09-12T13:53:56+00:00