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Thu, Nov 21, 2013The Leadership Looking Glass
Leadership is the core of change. When it comes to change within an organization, leadership is the most important contributor to success… or failure. Employees watch their leaders relentlessly. They know a leader’s action speaks louder than their words. If … Continue reading
Thu, Oct 24, 2013Don’t Sweat Resistance
Understanding and dealing with resistance is an important part of managing change. Besides not having enough leadership support, resistance is one of the most common reasons that changes in organizations fail. When an organization wants to change what it accomplishes … Continue reading
Thu, Sep 26, 2013So How Big of a Deal is This Change, Anyway?
During the first few weeks of a new project it is not unusual to hear concerns expressed about how impacted employees can take on more, or refocus their attention or even survive a major change initiative. Typically these concerns are … Continue reading
Tue, Aug 20, 2013Assessing Effort to Manage the People Side of Change
For years, people have asked us how we “scope” consulting work on projects. So we finally decided to create a tool that captures how we decide how much effort will be required to manage the people aspects of a change. … Continue reading
Fri, Feb 8, 2013What Kind of Person Manages Change?
Change is tough for organizations, and helping people navigate through change takes a special kind of person. There are of course leaders that need to champion and sponsor change. But there are also people that need to actually manage the … Continue reading
Wed, Nov 7, 2012Leaders Lead Culture
Leaders’ Actions Define Organizational Culture Leaders shape culture. Organizations mirror the people that lead them. We have a client who started building his business 15 years ago. He never met a customer he didn’t want to serve. If someone had … Continue reading
Mon, Sep 24, 2012Assumptions Can Lead to Failure
You share information and assume others will share it. You describe a new process that needs adopted and assume employees will adopt it. You think an idea is best for the business and assume others will think so too. When … Continue reading