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Max Planck: On Change

Written by: Bill Sherman on Monday, 16 June 2008, 3:17 AM

“A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die.” Certainly, Galileo felt pressure from Cardinal Bellarmine and the Inquisition. However, new truths often emerge within the corporate organization. The death of truths are difficult to personally accept. We become enmeshed […]

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The Power of Social Networks

Written by: Bill Sherman on Monday, 26 May 2008, 9:36 PM

Today, I wrote a column on the Invincibelle blog about an interesting piece of research published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers looked at people who were quitting smoking, and they located several interesting findings: A person’s decision to quit smoking is significantly influenced by their network–not only the people they know but […]

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Four ways that myths limit our individual and corporate potential

Written by: Bill Sherman on Monday, 15 May 2006, 6:45 PM

Although we use stories to describe our individual and corporate capabilities, we need to make sure that they remain fresh. Otherwise, these very stories can decay into myths that only describe “what we were.” Myths affect us in four unhealthy ways: Narrow our perspective—When people and companies become successful, they are eager to talk about […]

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Breaking past myths to create more aha-moments in your life

Written by: Bill Sherman on Sunday, 14 May 2006, 8:56 PM

Myths Myths are the out-dated stories that we tell ourselves and others. We all create stories about ourselves and our companies each day. These stories to showcase our capablities, share our experiences, and even describe our limitations. We use these stories as ways to shape corporate brands and personal brands. However, the danger occurs when […]

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