Innovation

12 Elements of Burke-Litwin Model

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015

12 Elements of Burke-Litwin Model

We present a review of all twelve aspects of the Burke-Litwin model linked to their corresponding blogs we addressed last year. Enjoy!

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Performance Reviews: The Ugly, the Bad, and the Good

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014

Performance Reviews: The Ugly, the Bad, and the Good

Facing difficulties writing your yearly self-review - a necessary duty for most employees? How do we use a flawed even subjective performance system to our advantage? Karen offers tips to help set up your review for a year-long success. Download our template matrix to write the self-review with your manager in mind, even build a mutually beneficial work relationship with your reviewer!

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Walk a Mile in My Shoes (to build effective relationships)

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014

Walk a Mile in My Shoes (to build effective relationships)

How often does your customer-facing team(s) and technologies team(s) standoff over disagreements? As leaders, how do we walk a mile with not one but both camps? Read about Brian's experiences turning contentious relations (between the teams,) into collaborative respect amongst his stakeholders, shorter development timelines plus resource alignments!

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(A Journey of) Transforming Stumbling Blocks to Stepping Stones

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014

(A Journey of) Transforming Stumbling Blocks to Stepping Stones

Would you dare risk both career and reputation to inspire a culture of excellence in a work climate hamstrung by regulations, whose service inspires the customers' dread? Read how Carole built empathy between her team and their customers, developed her staff, and leveraged the team's internal experiences to ultimately receive the distinction of joining an elite group of 200 organizations!

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Leadership Lessons From LEGO

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013

Leadership Lessons From LEGO

How many of us think of large-scale change as daunting efforts with missing pieces, risks, and unforeseen consequences? Engagement leader - Ken Perlman thinks otherwise in these 5 leadership pointers, inspired by an innovative LEGO-filled weekend. Want to have fun or read the manual? Ken relates coaching a client through transformational change, to building a complex LEGO set with his daughters!

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Bumble Bees, Airplanes Helping NOLA Minority Youth Soar

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013

 "Aerodynamically the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway." Mary Kay Ash, (1918-2001), pioneer for women in business   About one year ago, Captain Barrington Irving took off from Opa Locka airport inside the cockpit of Inspiration II, a plane built entirely by Miami high school students in the Experience Aviation Build & Soar Summer Program.   How cool would it be to be the program manager helping the minority youth of Baton Rouge and New Orleans build and soar?   That opportunity for the right person crossed my desk today. Contact name and email is...

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Facing a Naysayer, a Sally Stubborn? Then Isolate and / or Neutralize.

Posted by on Jun 15, 2012

Organizational change requires many people’s (every little precious) time and energy to work. So what do you do if you have a naysayer in your midst? Read 2 options, of neutralizing or isolating such a damper, as starting points to avert program derailment.

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When Is the Last Time You Hung A Question Mark?

Posted by on May 31, 2012

It's not that the routine ways are wrong. Sometimes it never hurts to try a new point of view, especially if you feel stuck. But how do you consider new ways of thinking and doing? Find out how you and even your team can engage in exploring new options?

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Lemons Can Bring Lemonade, and Struggle Can Bring Learning

Posted by on Feb 15, 2012

Leaders can help employees identify learning opportunities in the midst of struggles. But how do we play such a role in our teams? Read about how you can lead by example to successfully handle organizational change together.

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Struggle Can Bring Ingenuity and Inventiveness

Posted by on Jan 15, 2012

There is a silver lining, you just have to seek it out whether changing at the personal, team, organizational, country, sector, or world level. Make an explicit effort to explore out of the box thinking and welcome struggle.

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