Category Archives: Psychology

Why Change is Accelerating

In previous articles I’ve spoken about how the pace of change is accelerating, and how for many people (and organizations) things are changing so fast that they feel overwhelmed and that things may be changing faster than some of us … Continue reading


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Measuring Change Readiness

Are you and your organization ready for change? Too often organizations define the change effort they want to pursue without first identifying whether there are people, resources, legislation, etc. present that must be in place before the change effort can … Continue reading


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The Pyramid of Results, Motivation and Ability

Changing Outcomes, Changing Behavior When engaging in a change effort it is important to focus not on outputs but on outcomes. The difference is sometimes subtle for people, but the biggest difference is that outputs are usually activity-based where outcomes … Continue reading


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Change Resistance is Not Inevitable

The idea that people always resist change is a lie, and it is extremely damaging to organization’s seeking to increase their organizational agility. The truth is that people only resist changes that they either do not understand or for which … Continue reading


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Innovation is Human

In many ways organizations are like humans, and others have described organizations and organizational change in biological terms before. But this biological context applies to innovation as well, and I’d like to put it forward quickly in simple terms. As … Continue reading


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Change the World – Step Two

Are you and your organization ready for change? Too often organizations define the change effort they want to pursue without first identifying whether there are people, resources, legislation, etc. present that must be in place before the change effort can … Continue reading


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Making People Dance Instead of Jaywalk

I love anything that is fun and investigates human psychology, especially crowd psychology, and the investigation of how you can use fun to potentially influence human behavior for social good (i.e. the piano stairs example I’ve shared before). Nobody likes … Continue reading


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Shocking People into Buying Your Product

It costs a lot of money to make a television commercial, and at its core what is a television advertisement? It’s a short piece of video designed to reinforce brand values and attachment, or possibly with any luck, to drive … Continue reading


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Key to Innovation Success Revealed!

Achieving innovation success is not easy. Sustaining innovation success is even harder. The list of innovative companies that no longer exist is long, and some of the biggest enemies of innovation are ultimately complacency and resistance to change. So what … Continue reading


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Join me for Innovation Teams Webinar on July 25, 2013

We speak too much in our society about the lone innovator, but the truth is that innovation is a team sport. Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and Steve Jobs all had teams of people behind them making the innovations happen … Continue reading


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