Strategies for Change Blog

May 18th, 2012, 10:00 am

Every Crack is Also an Opening!

By LINDA PROVENZA

(Inspired by a passage from The Book of  Awakening by Mark Nepo) I recently heard a passage read at a meeting that gave me reason to pause. It equated times of great change with the birth of a chick—not the usual transformation metaphor that I am familiar with. What struck me most was that the […]

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December 19th, 2011, 05:19 pm

One Year Later- “Together We Can”

By LINDA PROVENZA

One year later! Announcing the completion of the book –“ Together We Can,” and a call to move it forward in 2012! Last year I gratefully and I must say, naively, accepted an offer from the Labor Management Project to write a book on how union and management can work together to transform the nursing […]

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December 20th, 2010, 06:38 pm

Winter Solstice

By LINDA PROVENZA

Lessons on Change and Transformation. Welcome to the return of the sun and the birth of a new year! In Latin, solstice means “sun standing still” and Winter Solstice is the great stillness before the sun’s strength builds and days grow longer. In the words of Molly Hall, “It’s the fruitful dark out of which […]

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August 10th, 2010, 03:10 pm

The Only Thing Constant is Change

By LINDA PROVENZA

Strategies for Change is moving to Sea Cliff, New York. “To build a ship, don’t herd the people together to gather wood, but teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”
—Antoine De Sainte Exupery

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May 4th, 2010, 09:00 am

Soft Skills are the New Hard Skills

By LINDA PROVENZA

Engaging the heart and humanizing the environment. HARD SKILLS [hahrd skilz] noun—The ability to carry out the technical and professional requirements of a job. SOFT SKILLS [sawft, soft skilz] noun (synonym: “people skills”)—The ability to engage and interact effectively with others, obtain acceptance, build consensus, and provide assistance, direction and leadership … If 50 is […]

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