The Positive Change Blog
Articles, posts, and tools by Gustavo Razzetti
Why You Need to Axe All Mandatory Meetings
Mandatory meetings reduce engagement. Invitation increases participation. The Law of Two Feet encourages people to go where they can add value and grow.
The Problem with Mindfulness
Is mindfulness making us better? Our narcissistic culture has created an unhealthy, distorted, and oversimplified version of mindfulness. By turning it into a quick fix, it's making people self-centered rather than kinder.
How to Ask for Advice (Without Looking Dumb)
Asking for advice isn't easy, but if you understand how to ask for advice effectively, you can get better results for both you and your mentor. Follow these seven steps to ask for someone else's guidance.
Are You a Fearless Leader?
Courageous leaders take action despite fear. They don't expect someone else to save them. Fearless leaders have courage under fire. Here are the behaviors to increase your courage competency.
Reflections on Culture at CultureCon 2019
Speaker and consultant Gustavo Razzetti shares culture and leadership insights at CultureCon 2019. Post-conference interview.
How to Solve Conflict Productively at Work
The best way to solve conflict at work is not avoiding it. Address it head on. Conflict is fuel for growth. How to create a culture that embraces tensions. Applying radical candor, diversity of thinking and…
Culture Experiment Canvas
The culture experiment canvas is a tool to solve ongoing cultural tensions. Craft a hypothesis. Run the experiment. Analyze results and define next steps.
9 Steps to Make Big Changes that Will Stick
Why do most people fail to exercise, overcome procrastination or eat healthy? The hardest thing when developing new habits is sticking to them until they become part of our routine.
Collective Leadership Is the Best Way to Win
Leading is not a solo sport. For decades, we overemphasized the role of the individual--the leader. Today's complexity requires integrating multiple perspectives, skills, and discipline. A single person cannot have all the answers. Why Collective Leadership…
Culture Tensions Canvas
Cultural tensions can bring teams together or break them apart. The culture tensions canvas is a tool to uncover, address, and resolve team and organizational tensions.
The World Is Not Out to Get You
When things go wrong, we assume people want to harm us. There's usually a more logical explanation. Don't attribute to malice what can be the product of stupidity.
How to Design an Ethical Culture
The psychology behind unethical corporate behavior. And why most ethical scandals can be predicted and avoided. How to design an ethical corporate culture.
How to Build a Culture of Psychological Safety
Psychological safety is the foundation of high-performing teams. When people don't feel safe, they don't take risks. How to build trust so everyone feels safe to speak up. Easy to implement tips and methods to get…
Is the Human Nature Good or Evil?
Are we inherently good or bad? The morality debate has the world divided into two camps. However, recent studies suggest our nature is good. Even one-year-olds can discern right from wrong.
Beware the Cult of the Leader
Our obsession with leaders is not doing leadership a favor. By idealizing one person, we inhibit the development of the rest. Leading is good. Worshiping leaders is not.
The Change Gap Canvas: Move Your Team from Current to Desired State
Change is taking a toll on your organization. Regardless of our role, we all suffer from the gap created by antagonistic expectations between leadership and team. This tool will help you assess and bridge the change…
Five Myths that Are Holding You Back from Success
Self-limiting mindsets are not real, they are myths. These five myths get in your way, limiting your potential. How to overcome the ideas that are holding you back from success.
How to Unlock the Hidden Power of Team Culture
Don't underestimate the power of team culture. It's not that the overall culture doesn't matter but the sense of belonging to a team is more important. It's actually the number one factor to increase engagement.