Rick Maurer, author of Beyond the Wall of Resistance and other books on leadership and change, developed the Energy Bar™ as a free tool to help people in organizations get their ideas across in ways that get people committed and engaged. RickRick has advised leaders from many countries on ways to apply this new tool successfully.


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Are All-Hands Meetings Worth the Bother?

. . . or any other big meeting for that matter?

I've attended a lot of dreadful big meetings. Sometimes they're called all-hands meetings, town halls, or something else. These big meetings usually involve almost everyone in the organization.

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Missing the Handoff in Big Projects




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The Purpose of Purpose at Work


When Satya Nadella took over as CEO at Microsoft, he sent a letter to every employee. It closed with the following:

Finally, I truly believe that each of us must find meaning in our work. The best work happens when you know that it’s not just work, but something that will improve other people’s lives. – Satya Nadella

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How To Start Meaningful Conversations At Work



Sometimes, at work, it is hard to begin a conversation with someone we don’t know all that well. I like what the late Anthony Bourdain had to say in an NPR interview last year:

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If Then? versus Now What?


Interested in getting things accomplished at work?

If so, you and I can learn a lot from people who take exercise seriously. The New York Times Magazine (6/3/2018) included a short piece titled Creating a Concrete Plan for Success. Researchers found that:

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