Not often that taking the lint out of the dryer filter stops you in your tracks and starts a thought process that ends up connecting successful change to a passion for something–but last laundry day it did.
It started when I realized that I had paused and was intently examining the lint I had just removed for the purity and consistency of its color. (A nice rosy red if you must know.) It took me a minute to realize what I was doing, ask myself why I was doing it, and remember an unusual story on CBS Sunday Morning several months ago about a woman who created works of art using dryer lint as her medium. At the time I saw the segment, I was amused at her passion for creating and blending lint in order to get the perfect effect for her pictures. (Would they be called Lintings?) Yet, here I was, stopping in the middle of a busy day, grading the quality of my lint. Trust me, I had no intention of joining her in this offbeat endeavor, the lint ended in the garbage, and as I walked back to my desk, I thought of how her passion for her brand of art had captured a small part of my mind. Reminded me of Mr. Turban
No More Excuses as Sam Silverstein would say–just a commitment. Within 48 hours from right now (8:27 am CST) I will have re-started this blog.
Come on Chris, the clock is ticking…
Continuing to answer the excellent questions submitted by the participants in my session Managing Resistance to Change at the ASAE Great Ideas Conference. These Association leaders really know how to get to the heart of an issue with a question!
If you are not a part of the Association Management world, substitute employees for the word member. You're facing these issues, too and the answers will apply.
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1. When mandating change with reviews
In mid-March, I had the opportunity to present a session on Managing Resistance to Change at the ASAE Great Idea! Conference at the Broadmoor in Colorado Spring, CO. During the program, participants had more excellent questions than time allowed for answers during the actual break-out. We gathered the questions via text messaging and I promised to post answers on my blog. So, to all the Great Idea! participants as well as any other readers, I hope you
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My friend and colleague, Chad Hymas, from the National Speakers Association
lives his life in a wheelchair as a result of an accident. I subscribe to his
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I received an email from my friend and PhD Candidate, Rachael Sherfield. You
know we all get these emails
few more of the Do-It-Yourself Thinking for a Change submissions. Again, thank you all for
Tim Tice challenged his Oregon-based Boy Scout Troop who were working on
a Communications Merit Badge to find a quote and write a comment. I think you
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