Author Archive | Terrence Seamon

What Can You Do Differently?

There’s a saying that the definition of insanity is, Doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. Think about your own behavior patterns. Does the shoe fit? Is there some area in your life where you are repeating some pattern over and over while expecting different results to occur? I recently read […]

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The Limits of Change

You have been trying hard for the past three years to help one of your key leaders to improve his performance in a very pivotal role in your organization. You have given him several doses of specific feedback, sent him to external seminars, hired a coach, provided him with a very capable assistant, and even […]

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Managers, Watch Your Paradigm – Part 2

In Part 1, I introduced a newly-promoted young (25 years old) manager who, through no fault of his own, is starting off on the wrong foot. To briefly summarize the problem, the young manager said with all sincerity, “And now I have people under me. Now I give the orders. And they have to listen […]

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Managers, Watch Your Paradigm – Part 1

I was in conversation with a 25 year old freshly minted manager recently. The new manager was beaming with pride and excitement about his job with a company in the mid-Atlantic region. When I asked him about the job and what he does, he said with all sincerity, “And now I have people under me. […]

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Making Your Ideas Happen

Ever had the experience of synchronicity? It’s when you notice some coincidental events and you say to yourself “Whoa.” I had one today. A few hours ago, I saw an HBR blog about making ideas happen, and then later I saw a post about the 99% conference in NYC, held last week on the subject […]

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Throw Out Traditional Performance Review

One of the hottest HR topics right now is a renewed questioning of the traditional process of annual performance reviews. Are we finally witnessing the death of traditional performance reviews? I hope so. But the question is: If we don’t do annual reviews any more, then what? I have long been a proponent of throwing […]

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Management 3.0

Netherlands-based writer and Agile thought leader Jurgen Appelo authored a book called Management 3.0. You can check it out here. Jurgen is doing his best to “change the world” and push organizations into the new age of wise management. Let’s look at this new age that is dawning.  First a look at the two waves that […]

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How to Increase Team Mindfulness

Are you a member of a virtual team? Many people are. To find out, consider this definition adapted  from Wikipedia and see if you qualify: ~ A virtual team is one that is not located in any one physical space. Rather, several workplaces are technologically connected (via telephones, email, and internet) without regard to time […]

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Audacious Adaptability

The highly adaptable and audacious leader, one who can fearlessly ride the waves of change, is the one who will flourish in today’s world of white water change. This topic was inspired by a question on a LinkedIn discussion group: “What do you think is the most important skill to effectively lead change?” One response […]

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