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A taste for change. Relevance is everything.

Written by: Tim McCleary

I’m painfully aware of the fact that it’s summer here in the U.S., based on the record-breaking heatwave we’ve experienced. Given this, it’s a good time for a lighter read – lighter fare, if you will.

A taste for change. Relevance is everything.2023-08-28T05:06:07+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.2023-08-28T05:06:17+00:00

Do you like to be teased? The answer may surprise you.

Written by: Tim McCleary

Being teased for something we said or did as a kid was never a lot of fun. But, having our brains teased as an adult is something we’re actually built to seek-out.

Do you like to be teased? The answer may surprise you.2023-08-28T05:06:44+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.2023-08-28T05:07:27+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.2022-11-10T21:18:39+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.2022-11-10T21:33:34+00:00

Change like a hurricane.

Written by: Tim McCleary

It’s a nice day today here in Charlotte, North Carolina. As I write this, the sun is beaming into our office and the sky is filled with white, fluffy clouds. In stark contrast, a massive hurricane lurks off the coast of our state.

Change like a hurricane.2022-11-29T21:52:18+00:00

You’re being a nudge! But, it’s working.

Written by: Tim McCleary

There it was, a message screaming from my morning French vanilla latte – each and every day. But, was I listening? More importantly, was I acting on the nudge? The marketing team at Starbucks has mastered this technique.

You’re being a nudge! But, it’s working.2022-12-01T20:55:17+00:00

The out-of-office experiment. Can an email reply shift culture?

Written by: Tim McCleary

We’ve all done it. As we prepare to leave for vacation, we set our out-of-office reply. It’s a way of letting people know that we may be slow to respond while taking a break. However, this particular one had the power to shift the internal work culture.

The out-of-office experiment. Can an email reply shift culture?2022-12-01T21:02:05+00:00

Two perspectives. Boost change success with these shifts.

Written by: Tim McCleary

How often has this happened to you? You’re explaining something to another person and you feel you’re being crystal clear. However, the person you’re communicating with isn’t seeing it the way you are. Two views of the same thing, yet different.

Two perspectives. Boost change success with these shifts.2022-12-01T21:23:17+00:00