Reinvent Yourself at Any Age

“People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out. “  ~ Warren G. Bennis   Tweet

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Ellen Langer, PhD: Priestess of Possibility

“Not only do we as individuals get locked into single-minded views, but we also reinforce these views for each other until the culture itself suffers the same mindlessness.” ~ Ellen Langer, PhD I am a big fan of Ellen Langer. I call her the “Priestess of Possibility.” Since I call myself an “Agent of Possibility” that is close to being God in my book. I revere her because she lives by never accepting “No” for an answer. When she hears, “No,” she asks, “Why not.”

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“Fight On!” USC Trojan Marching Band Director Shows You How

“Fight On!” USC Trojan Marching Band Director Shows You How“When you are passionate about something you do, why put an end to it?” ~ Dr. Arthur C. Bartner, USC Trojan Marching Band Director

“I know that voice!” No surprise there, the raspy roar that Dr. Arthur C. Bartner croaks out over his rock-n-roll sound system is definitely like no other. “Fight On!” USC Trojan Marching Band Director Shows You How”I’m probably more of a nuisance than the band to this campus because I get excited.’ Does he ever! You really will be laughing-out-loud when you watch this short video of Bartner and see first-hand the energy with which he charges across the field shouting, “Get ‘em excited! Get ‘em excited! GET ‘EM EXCITED!!”

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Possibility is a Paradigm-Shifting Proposition

In my professional career as a social worker, I have been committed to being an agent of change. As a leadership coach, I have elevated that commitment to being an agent of possibility. For me, this is an energizing shift. While both perspectives are about helping organizations and individuals be the best that they can be, the prospect of change is scary. Possibility, on the other hand is exciting.

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Develop a Child’s Mind: Pathway to Creativity

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities. In the expert’s mind, there are few.” ~Shunryu Suzuki When I train entrepreneurs and business executives the process of Appreciative Inquiry , I teach them to develop a “child’s mind,” a way of looking at the world that is different from how we have come to see it as adults. For many, this is not easy to do, but I am convinced that it is an essential pathway to creativity and innovation.

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