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Willpower is Not Enough

Willpower is Not Enough

  “Pessimism never won any battle.” Dwight D. Eisenhower.   In our last lesson, I talked about making personal changes this year and the success my students have had when they followed Patterson, Grenny, Maxfield, McMillan, and Switzler’s (2011) Change...
Willpower is Not Enough

Isn’t It Time to Make A Change?

  “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” -Leo Tolstoy   Every other spring, I teach an advanced organizational behavior class. Beyond the regular textbook, I require my students to read Patterson, Grenny, Maxfield,...
Willpower is Not Enough

Progress Doesn’t Have to be Difficult

  “Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.” -Robert A. Heinlein   Last week I talked about eating your more metaphorical chick peas. The point was that if you add more good to what...
Willpower is Not Enough

Progress Can Be Counterintuitive

  “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates   I love the new year. I appreciate the promise of a fresh start and a brighter future. Many of us have set New Year’s resolutions, and one of the most common resolutions is losing...