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Gary Winters

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As of today, it has been 300 days since I’ve smoked a cigarette. I have smoked during three different periods in my life, the first of which began when I was 16 and lasted about thirteen years. Back then, I started smoking hoping it would help me “fit in” with my friends – almost all […]


The More Things Change

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It’s been widely observed and generally accepted that the world is changing at a faster clip than ever, and that the rate of change is accelerating. What’s not changing, however, is our capacity to absorb it, deal with it, and integrate it. We still do it the same old-fashioned human way as our ancestors did […]


In their new book, Switch: How To Change Things When Change Is Hard, authors Chip and Dan Heath cite some fascinating research about a car wash promotion that has big implications for leaders of change efforts. This little gem of a story offers what I believe is a little known, but very simple technique to […]


The national debate over health care reform is bringing out the best – and the worst – in political leadership. It’s not surprising that Americans increasingly distrust their leaders. What is often called “loyal opposition” is engaged in a calculated attempt to use the health care issue as a way to derail the President and […]