Nick Tasler: “How to Get Better at Dealing with Change”

Read Nick Tasler’s latest Harvard Biz piece. Change is an unavoidable constant in our work lives. Sometimes it’s within our control, but most often it’s not. Our jobs or roles change — and not always for the better. Our organizations undergo reorgs and revamp their strategies, and we need to adjust. [HBR.org]

The Kafka Effect

Read Nick Tasler at Psychology Today on how “new research shows why unexpected change inspires psychological superpower.” A few years ago, researchers at the University of British Columbia brought two groups of study participants into their lab and asked them to read a short story. One group read an adaptation of a story by the… Read more »

Nick Tasler’s latest Harvard Biz article

Nick Tasler has written about why “You Don’t Need Charisma to Be an Inspiring Leader.” Virtually every leader wishes they had the power to inspire people to change. That’s because every leader has experienced times when they have identified a change that had to be made, devised a great strategy for making it happen, but… Read more »

Nick Tasler on the myths of strategic thinking

Nick Tasler featured at Inc. Tasler says that many leaders confuse productivity with strategy. “Productivity is about getting things done. Strategic thinking is about getting the right things done well. The corollary of that truth is that strategy requires leaving some things undone, which stirs up a potent cocktail of unpleasant emotions,” Tasler writes. When… Read more »

Latest Nick Tasler piece at the Harvard Biz Blog

Nick Tasler on the “3 Myths That Kill Strategic Planning.” In its simplest form, strategic thinking is about deciding on which opportunities to focus your time, people, and money, and which opportunities to starve. One of history’s greatest strategic thinkers, Napoleon Bonaparte summed it up this way: “In order to concentrate superior strength in one… Read more »

Three Decisions that Defined George Washington’s Leadership Legacy

Nick Tasler with a President’s Day post at the Harvard Biz blog. 1. General Washington decided not to impose a battlefield strategy on his field commanders. The general consensus among historians is that Washington was a mediocre military strategist at best. However, a recent study in the Academy of Management Journal cast some doubt on… Read more »

Nick Tasler’s New Book Featured on HuffPo

Some great takeaways from Nick Tasler’s new book at HuffPo. At the heart of strategic thinking is the ability to focus on one strategy while consciously quitting the pursuit of others.” This isn’t just about stopping multi-tasking in real time, but, over time, to focus on a core strategy and to then force yourself and… Read more »

Nick Tasler’s Why Quitters Win Featured at Forbes

Nick Tasler’s latest book Why Quitters Win featured at Forbes. (Fellow speaker Barry Schwartz is mentioned as well.) “At the heart of strategic thinking is the ability to focus on one strategy while consciously quitting the pursuit of others.”  This isn’t just about stopping multi-tasking in real time, but, over time, to focus on a… Read more »