The Positive Change Blog
Articles, posts, and tools by Gustavo Razzetti
Why It Only Takes Five Minutes to Help a Stranger
You don't need time to help a stranger. You don't need to be successful or influential either. You just need five minutes. Micro-favors are small but create huge returns. The power of 5-minute favors.
Establish Clear Priorities Using ‘Even Over’ Statements
Focusing is vital for success. An 'even over statement' is a declaration of priority. Generate company-wide strategic priorities in the form of even over statements.
Why Good Enough Is Better than Perfect
Many of us believe perfectionism is a positive, but researchers are finding that is nothing short of dangerous. Perfectionism doesn't make you successful.
The Future of Work Is Now — Are You Ready?
The Future of Work is full of predictions, but also contradictions. There are many futures of work, not just one. How to future proof your company culture, starting today.
Lead in Permanent Whitewater Canvas
Permanent whitewater is the new normal. The complexity of problems is increasing faster than our ability to solve them. This tool will help you assess and navigate permanent change.
Between Chaos and Peace Lies Growth
Don't rush through life. Growth and learning happen in the space between your current and future state. Real transformation occurs during life transitions. Growth lies between chaos and peace.
Dumb Rules Are Frustrating Your Best People
Dumb rules make dumb employees dumber and frustrate top performers. Keep rules simple. Don't punish your team - don't design rules for the offenders. Treat people like adults.
How to Make Peace with Your Life
Whatever we resist, persists. Radical acceptance is defusing the emotional reaction that clouds our understanding. We can keep fighting reality or try to accept what we can't control. How to make peace with your life.
The Ultimate Guide to Successful Meetings
Are meetings a necessary evil? Can you really make meetings more effective and regain control of your calendar? Well-designed meetings can be effective and productive. This guide will walk you through the ingredients you need to…
The Myth of the Average Employee
Organizations are designed for the average employee. Instead of leveraging people's own abilities they aim for the lowest common denominator. We are amplifying people's weaknesses and silencing their superpowers. Liberate your team hidden talents. Ban the…
Why Pride Is Poison for Your Soul
Feeling proud is not the same as being proud. Pride creates an inflated image of ourselves. How to avoid arrogance and excessive pride.
Are You Suffering from Mind Wandering Deficit?
Sleep deprivation is a growing concern , so is the lack of idle time. Why you must let your mind wander. How to unleash your creative juices.
The Reason Why People Leave Their Jobs
The reasons why employee quit their jobs. And what to do about it. Insights from recent research by Payscale. Understand the differences and what's next.
Write Your Own Obituary
Writing your own obituary helps you uncover your life purpose. This exercise will help you find meaning and focus––live your life the way you want to be remembered.
The Most Important Skill to Thrive In the Future of Work
The future of work requires to relearn how to learn. To be curious like kindergarteners. Keep your mind open to new experiences and learnings.
How to Be a Great Leader According to Google
Google can tell if someone is a great leader in just minutes. After years of study, Google uses a few questions to identify the best leaders. What about you?
How to Move Your Organization from Fear to Fearlessness
Fearless Organizations bring out the best in people. Fearless Organizations create Psychological Safety in the workplace for learning, innovation, and growth. Here's how to move your culture from fear to fearlessness.
How to Prioritize Life According to the Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama has three commitments in life . His priorities shape his vision for the world. The secret though lies in the order. Check out what we should all prioritize in life.