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Mon, Feb 17, 2014The Blind Spot
You’ve probably heard the phase “actions speak louder than words”. What are your actions saying? Tacit communication is the type of communication that is invisible, unspoken, inferred, or implied. It communicates much more than our words often do. It is … Continue reading
Mon, Jan 20, 2014The Language of Silence
As a leader, you have the best intentions. After all, the buck stops at your desk. You are responsible if the project fails, or better yet, if it’s wildly successful. You’ve put all the right people in the right places, … Continue reading
Wed, Dec 18, 2013Culture and the Power of Habits
As habits develop, mental activity for that action decreases. The more automatic an action becomes, the more efficient the brain becomes. The more efficient the brain, the more the brain can focus on matters that require constant attention. Habits are … Continue reading
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