Managing Change

Build T.R.U.S.T to Create a Climate of Community

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014

Build T.R.U.S.T to Create a Climate of Community

Concluding January's theme on Work Unit Climate, what have we learned about setting a conducive and productive stage for our group? One thing's for sure: technology is not a panacea. Allison elaborates how we as leaders, can create (and drive) a work climate of collaboration and community - by building T.R.U.S.T and accessibility (from the individual to group to organization-wide)!

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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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Climate (and) Change: wuc = e3

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014

Climate (and) Change: wuc = e3

What exactly is work unit climate (wuc)? Find out how we can build one conducive for team members to perform and stay motivated? Throughout this year, we will delve into 12 dimensions that impact change, starting with how the climate of your work unit impact you and your colleagues.

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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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Three Questions to Assess Your Change Readiness

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013

Three Questions to Assess Your Change Readiness

Situational awareness is knowing what goes on around you and responding accordingly. How do you increase such readiness to lead change in your team and organization? These 3 questions help you face opportunities and challenges of change. Read on for more ideas to build situational awareness!

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Getting Your Ducks in a Row as You Prepare for Organizational Change

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013

Getting Your Ducks in a Row as You Prepare for Organizational Change

With the new year upon us, new teams are forming to support planned business goals. How do you help your team accept and commit to the change, and help you increase your followers? Read how you as a leader, can help your team members relate to team and team’s relationship to organization in 2 stages of team development.

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How to Find Gratitude During Change

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013

How to Find Gratitude During Change

Thanksgiving offers us time to relax, even reflect on successful changes we have been a part of. Which aspects can we be thankful for in our roles as: a sponsor, or a leader of change, or a resource implementing the initiative? Read about the aspects we can continue to improve on before year end activities dawn upon us.

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V.I.B.E. Your Way Through the Fire Hoses of Change

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013

V.I.B.E. Your Way Through the Fire Hoses of Change

"I'm not staring down one fire hose, I have four fire hoses aimed at me every day", Frank exclaims with a smile as we discuss the challenges and opportunities in his new role. Like Frank, you can exude cool V.I.B.E. (Vision, Involve, Be, Enjoy) successfully through the fire hoses of change. Fellow leaders, share with us an idea or tactic that matters most to your success in a significant role change!

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Negotiating to Win-win During Change

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013

Negotiating to Win-win During Change

You are in the throes of negotiating organizational changes with high stakes and an aggressive timeframe. What can you do to ensure surety, even exit victoriously? Read these 4 actions that position you to win with a 'BIG W' while allowing the other team to also win with a 'small w'.

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