Dr Zimmerman’s Tuesday Tip — How To Make Sure Your Change Does Not Flop

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A man walked into a psychiatrist’s office. He said, “Doc, every time I see nickels, dimes, and quarters, I have a panic attack! What’s my problem?”

“Oh, that’s easy,” the doctor answered. “You’re just afraid of change.”

Well, maybe you, or your team, or your company is afraid of change — especially in these turbulent times.  So you shy away from it.  Or you try to stop it.  Or you say, “Things aren’t that bad … It’s still working … So why bother to change anything?”

Others of you, on both sides of the political spectrum, are saying that just about everything in this country is rotten and everything needs to change.  You’re an advocate for change. 

The problem is … no matter what your response to change might be … most people are not very effective in dealing with change.  So let me give you a few principles of effective change management that come from my Journey-to-the-Extraordinary program. 

(B.T.W.  My last public offering of the Journey will be in the Spring of 2020.  Look for registration information in future Tuesday Tips.)

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Why China’s L-15 Fighter Could Wage War Just About Anywhere

Africa and South America love that plane.

by Sebastien Roblin | The National Interest

Key point: Those looking for an affordable subsonic light fighter and trainer are turning to Beijing.

Flying a high-performance jet fighter is a physically and mentally demanding skill that requires a lot of practice—but each hour flying a warplane can cost tens of thousands of dollars in fuel and maintenance expenses.… read the full article

What Would Happen If North Korea Attacked Washington, DC with a Nuclear Weapon?

One million casualties? 

by Daniel R. DePetris Follow @DanDePetris on TwitterL | The National Interest

“The test-fire of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Hwasong-15, newly developed under the political resolution and strategic decision of the Workers’ Party of Korea, was successfully carried out,” the Korean Central News Agency announced after Pyongyang conducted its twenty-third missile test since February.… read the full article

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Why China’s Submarines Are Laser-Focused On America’s Aircraft Carriers

It would mean war.

by David Axe Follow @daxe on TwitterL | The National Interest

Key point: China’s navy is getting strong.

In 1995 and 1996, Taiwanese politicians signaled greater support for declaring their island country officially independent of China. Beijing’s response was swift, forceful … and ultimately an embarrassment to China.… read the full article

Your History Book Needs an Update: Why Japan Lost Badly at Pearl Harbor

A top expert weighs in on Imperial Japan’s fall.

by James Holmes | The National Interest

And indeed, the Mahanian approach did pay off for the Imperial Japanese Navy—for a time. Japanese warriors ran wild for six months after Pearl Harbor, scooping up conquest after conquest.read the full article

JJ Abrams Is Right – Nothing In Last Jedi Contradicts Force Awakens

BY CHRIS AGAR | SCREEN RANT

J.J. Abrams is correct in his assessment that nothing in Star Wars: The Last Jedi contradicts The Force Awakens. Released two years ago, The Last Jedi ended up becoming one of the most divisive films of the decade.… read the full article