"In a world where change seems to be happening faster than the five miles
every second the Space Shuttle travels, They Don't Play My Music Anymore
offers a practical, common sense approach to not only surviving this frenetic pace of
change, but building and growing from it. Incorporating Tom's methodology as I chose to
make a change in my profession has helped me map out and launch into new adventures in
many ways as exciting as the three space missions I flew. I very highly recommend applying
"From the board room to the back room, everyone will benefit greatly from Tom McKee's book They Don't Play My Music Anymore. The pace of change today is phenomenal, exciting and unsettling. This book lays out 8 steps that you can take to win in the game of life"
"Tom has accomplished something that is difficult to do...he has transferred his dynamic presentation onto the pages of his book"
"The book, They Don't Play My Music Anymore is music to my ears. It challenges readers to discover where they are, offers them suggestions for identifying where they want to go, and provides them with strategies on how to get there. All of this is written with clarity and precision. I highly recommend this book for all who want to move ahead."
They Don't Play My Music Anymore!
As the new millenium brings an increasingly fast-paced and technology-driven world, many people are drowning in a culture of unremitting change. In the innovative book, They Don't Play My Music Anymore, Thomas McKee presents a creative approach to facing personal and professional change. He offers eight essential principles that can help you gain the confidence to face an unknown future. Using these techniques, you will develop a new thinking frame by which to approach your future with hope and confidence as you learn to embrace change instead of merely reacting to it.
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The Five Essentials to Conflict Resolution
How can we manage conflict in our personal and professional lives? The answers can be found in Thomas W. McKee's motivational workshop, The Five Essentials to Conflict Resolution.
Conflict is here and it's here to stay. It isn't a problem that can be cured once and for all. Instead, it's like a piano that must be re-tuned and readjusted every once in a while. Most conflicts arise because a sense of unified vision has been lost, forgotten or abandoned. People have a need for purpose and meaning in life. And, when an organization, a team, a business, a government, a church, a family or a couple has lost sight of its unified cause, conflict is knocking at the door. Successful conflict resolution will create a united front, which can withstand even the most threatening attacks.
Thomas W. McKee is a counselor, facilitator, motivational speaker and trainer. In his experience counseling and speaking for over 30 years, he has concluded that there are three factors which must be understood and balanced in order to resolve conflict. If any factor is out of balance, control is lost. In this tape, Thomas addresses:
1) The How - 5 key communication methods to resolving conflict in your personal and professional life.
2) The What - identifying the conflict and the level of significance to the people involved.
3) The Who - understanding the role of personality and the impact of perspective. Find out how you can successfully resolve conflict in your personal and professional life.
Hear a two minute soundclip from this presentation by clicking on the following link. (This clip is approximately 3 megabytes so if you are using a dial-up connection, it could take up to half an hour to download) Click here to download the sound clip.
They Don't Play My Music Anymore
"Great teams are made up of knowledge workers who have a focused vision, believe in their mission, and empower each other through their initiative and skill development." -Thomas W. McKee
Some people seem to thrive on change. How do they do it? How do they manage change in a way that they not only survive, but also excel? They seem to make change work for them, rather than being bulldozed over by it. One of the most significant essentials for success during transition is teambuilding. Martin Luther King, Jr., Margaret Thatcher, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and Mother Teresa, with resolute courage and determination, stood squarely in the center of change and controversy and encouraged others to stand with them. Each of these leaders were masters of change because they recognized the power of the team.
Leaders that can challenge, motivate and empower their teams through change will be successful. Most change disrupts teamwork. Leaders who can keep their work teams focused during times of change will be able to build indestructible organizations and businesses. In his inspirational two-tape series They Don't Play My Music Anymore: Gaining Confidence to Face an Unknown Future, Thomas McKee describes the value of each team member and the synergistic contribution each person makes to the effectiveness of the entire team. In it, he addresses and sheds light on issues that pose threats and worries to individuals and corporations alike.
Metaphors are powerful tools. Consider the talented and trained conductor. After years of study, of painstaking moments spent learning notes and different instruments, a conductor can be considered proficient at his or her skill based on the ability to adapt to different types of music. Like the trained conductor, we must become skilled in several areas in order to interpret the changing score that life continually presents us. In his inspirational tape, They Don't Play My Music Anymore, motivational speaker and trainer Thomas W. McKee considers the following attributes of a successful conductor which we must possess to be leaders in our world:
First, successful conductors can read the music. They have basic knowledge and information about life, themselves and their industry. This knowledge changes, and leaders know how to keep up on changing information.
Second, successful conductors can interpret the music. They take their basic knowledge and make sense of it. They anticipate changes and keep up with the rapid pace, making wise decisions along the way. This is the difference between a leader and a manager. Managers work best within the status quo. Leaders, on the other hand, strive for change in environments which are indifferent, hostile and often threatening. To do this, they must think strategically.
Third, successful conductors can feel the beat. Great musicians can look at a new score of music and hear all of the parts blending together. Leaders can compile knowledge, analyze it holistically, interpret it in light of changing times, and get excited about the future. They are believers in change and have a strong faith in the future.
And finally, successful conductors can set a beat that anyone can follow. They are masters at communicating a clear vision and equipping others to join in.
In his two-tape series on change management, Tom McKee describes 7 essentials, each necessitating the other. Dreams can be accomplished when these 7 essentials are mastered. It starts with awakening a passion through knowledge. Knowledge is the foundation of vision, but vision without knowledge is only a dream. Faith without knowledge and vision is only presumption. Faith is built on knowledge and a focused and vision. Action without faith, knowledge and vision is useless energy. But when all of these things are taken and put together, we can face any new change, get out of our survival mode and face any new piece of music in fact write new music, to face change that comes our way.
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