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Change Leadership

5 Leadership Lessons from Ross Perot’s EDS

I worked for Ross Perot and his company Electronic Data Systems (EDS) from 1984 to 1992. Ross Perot’s recent passing at age 89 caused me to reflect on this critical part of my professional life. Ross Perot created a very strong culture at EDS and an important part of any culture are the language and phrases that are used to help guide actions and decisions. Following are the top five leadership phrases I still use from my time with EDS:

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Change Leadership

How to Forge Resilient Relationships in the Heat of Change

Author Michael Papanek takes three decades of experience with clients ranging from Apple to Google and shares it in his new book, From Breakdown to Breakthrough: Forging Resilient Relationships in the Heat of Change. His framework helps leaders develop the confidence to take these relationships to the next level. I recently asked him about his work.

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Podcasts and Audio

Michael talks with Barry Moltz

Host Barry Moltz hears from Michael about resiliency in business relationships and what to do if you find yourself in a relationship where you are giving more than

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Podcasts and Audio

Michael’s Q+A with Actionable Books

With roughly 12,000 unique visitors each month, Actionable Books is a leadership site that offers tips, advice, and book reviews. They requested a Q+A with Michael about Kurt Lewin, resilient relationships and “heat”.  The interview is below…

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Conflict and Feedback

Trust Me, I’m Resilient

Without trust there can be no real change: in his original article written exclusively for CEOWORLD Magazine for their C-Suite audience, Michael offers tools for shifting from doubt to trust to improve resiliency in business relationships.

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Change Leadership

Four Strategies for Navigating the J Curve of Change

When implementing a change, we usually spend some period of time at the beginning of the change effort on what we call the vision or the desired end state. Inevitability, however, there is also a time at the beginning of the change when productivity or other results we are focused on go down instead of improving. Here are four strategies to help you minimize this dip and get your productivity headed back upward.

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Make your pivotal business relationships unbreakable

From Breakdown to Breakthrough is your playbook to build resilient business relationships that stand up to the heat of change.

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