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The Change the Buzz Training System

February 26, 2016

Change the Buzz

“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” – Voltaire

Change the Buzz™ is not your typical lecture and leave program. It is designed around the development of a mobile learning laboratory that combines inspiring education, captivating illustration and on the job collaboration to transform life-changing insights into life-long habits.

We have all experienced the excitement of being taught something truly profound and vowing to put ideas into action before they slip away...

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Metrics Mitigate Misunderstanding

July 27, 2014 Affective LeadershipAssociation InsightsDiagnosticsEmotional IntelligencePeer Powered PerformancePositive Deviance  No comments

The commonality in all the recent books I have been studying recently is their counter conventional use of metrics.  Most people are highly adept at finding “facts” to support their preconceptions. Each of these authors does the opposite. They don’t begin with conclusions but use data to dispel our illusions.  Sal Khan didn’t follow the crowd, he followed the facts growing a nonprofit educational academy from an idea to 10 million unique users each month.  

The Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman...

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Should HR be Accountable to Employees?

July 9, 2014 Affective LeadershipEmotional IntelligencePeer Powered PerformanceTraining  No comments


After my June presentation to our local HR group several people asked me why I was not a member.  This article from the Wall Street Journal, Companies Say No to Having an HR Department  best expresses my reticence to joining.  I have posted more than a dozen articles concerning the evolution of HR to this group...

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When is Long-Term care appropriate?

April 23, 2014 Affective LeadershipAssociation InsightsEmotional IntelligenceJust 4 Laughs  No comments

My dad, who is just about to turn 80, sent this to me.  I hope you enjoy the system of diagnosis as much as I did.  Though hidden in humor (which is the best way to convey almost any message) the story says a great deal about the heuristics we use in decision making.  

During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, “How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in a Long-Term Care Home?”

“Well,” he said, “we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to ...

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What is a 12 letter acronym for lowering productivity by 50% and IQ by 15 pts?

April 21, 2014 Emotional Intelligence  No comments

The Multi-Tasking Myth


I have shared this fact incessantly since John Medina’s Brain Rules was published five years ago but there are still those who think they are “The exceptions to the rule”.

Maybe this relevant research will finally convince a few that less is more...

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