The Positive Change Blog
Articles, posts, and tools by Gustavo Razzetti
How to Lead in Permanent Whitewater
The only constant is that the world is constantly changing. Leading in permanent whitewater requires dealing with uncertainty, speed, volatility and complexity. Managers must learn to navigate unexpected undercurrents, but also unforeseen opportunities.
A feedback exercise to reframe individual or team problems. Learn how to implement triad feedback with your team members.
Change Is Not Difficult. We Make it Difficult.
The language we use to address change doesn't help. Change is more natural than we think - let's destigmatize change by connecting it with our ability to adapt and grow.
The Best Friend You Can Ever Have
Self-acceptance is the best-kept secret. It's the key to living a happier life. The enemy lies within, so does your best friend. How to become your best friend for life.
How to Liberate Innovation across Your Organization
Liberating innovation is a top priority for most CEOs. They want to accelerate change across the organizations. The power of liberating structures. Easy to implement tools to unleash innovation across your team.
Control Less, Trust More
Freedom is the only worthy goal in life “The closest thing to being in control we’ll ever be is in that moment when we realize we’re not.” — Brian Kessler Not everything that matters can be controlled, and not everything...
Get off the Hamster Wheel in Your Life
Pursuing happiness causes burnout. The pursuit of happiness is like running on a treadmill — no matter how fast you run, you’ll never catch it.
Why Leaders Fall into the Collaboration Trap
Leaders expect people to collaborate. But collaboration cannot be imposed. It must be designed and facilitated. Don't fall in the collaboration trap. The myths of collaboration and how to avoid falling into the trap.
15 Simple Exercises to Increase Your Self-Awareness
Self-awareness is the first step for personal growth. These 15 simple self-awareness exercises will help you know yourself better and uncover blind spots.
Why Collaboration Is the Right Thing to Do
Morality is the social glue. It can bring together or apart. Cooperation is the right thing to do. Collaboration makes us better as individuals and as a group.
7 Things Teams Want to Tell their Leaders, but Can’t
A simple question can turn silence into insights. There are a lot of things that employees are thinking, but wouldn't ever dare to tell their bosses. Read what team members would tell you if they weren't…
9 Ways Thinking Like a Philosopher Will Make You Wiser
Thinking like a philosopher doesn't mean asking never-ending questions or setting up intellectual traps. Philosophy is not something esoteric or impractical. Thinking like a philosopher can make you smarter.
Why Feedback Is Like Sex
Feedback is like sex. Everybody does it but few does it well. How to turn feedback that pleases both the giver and the receiver.
How to Plan a Successful Team Offsite
Successful team offsite need thoughtful facilitation to address real tensions while creating a positive atmosphere. This in-depth guide will help you design an effective retreat that actually works.
What Is the Best Way to Manage Your Emotions?
Being able to manage your emotions is key to your happiness as well as your relationships. Emotional regulation is not about suppressing but using your emotions effectively.
Why We Envy the Life Others Desired First
We wish to have other people's life instead of enjoying our own. This is why we envy the life others desired first. And how to start focusing on what matters.
Why Being Wrong Will Make You a Better Leader
Being wrong can be one of the best things for a leader. Intellectual humility is not a weakness but a way to grow. Admitting your mistakes and that you don't have all the answers will help…
What If You Are the One Who’s Wrong?
We always assume others are wrong. But what if we are the ones that are wrong? How to challenge our biases and perspective. Practicing intellectual humility can help us overcome useless battles.