Daryl Conner

July 30, 2013

Revisiting “Tough Conversations”

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This is the final post in my series of revisits to previous posts on Change Thinking, in which I invite you to look through the lens of two recent series, Character and Presence and Cultivating Character. This week, we’re looking at why transformational change requires change practitioners to be able to have tough conversations. As you read, I invite you to consider six questions related to character and presence.

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July 23, 2013

Revisiting “The Cathartic Nature of Our Work”

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This is the third post in my series of revisits to previous posts on Change Thinking. I am inviting you to look at these posts through the character/presence lens. This week, we’re looking at why transformational change requires cathartic work. I include five questions for you to consider related to character and presence.

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July 16, 2013

Revisiting “Empowerment”

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I’m continuing my look back to previous series, through the lens of character and presence. This week, we’re looking at empowerment. I discuss the difference between empowerment and delegation, how to earn empowerment, the characteristics of an empowered person, as well as building blocks—and roadblocks—to empowerment. As you read, I invite you to consider five questions related to character and presence.

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July 9, 2013

Revisiting “The Why of Our Work”

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I have written about character and presence, and their importance for our mastery path as practitioners. This week, I am beginning a short series of “revisits” to previous series in Change Thinking, but I want to invite you to look at them through the lens of character and presence. The series we’ll be revisiting were published well before the release of the character and presence material, yet they have “line of sight” connection to that way of approaching the practice of our craft. It is my hope that by returning to review them once again (but this time with the benefit of the character/presence mindset), new perspectives and insight might emerge. The first post is about the “why” of our work.

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July 2, 2013

It’s Not About What You Do

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I was recently interviewed by Heather Stagl on her radio show, Enclaria, where we tackled several questions related to character and presence.
Branding and distinctiveness in your work as a master change practitioner is not about tools and techniques. It’s about who you are. The way to come forward with who you are is to understand and use character and presence as a key part of the value that you bring to the work you do.

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