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Leading Change

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012

Leading Change

By Evolving Strategies Dated: Jul 23, 2010 Sandy Schwan is an entrepreneur who has helped others successfully navigate change, Schwan recently returned to her alma mater, seven years after earning her MSLOC, to empower other graduate students to tackle challenges and overcome obstacles. CHICAGO, IL—Sandy Schwan had already achieved success in her career when she enrolled in Northwestern University’s master of science program in Learning and Organizational Change (LOC) in 2003. An entrepreneur who has helped others successfully navigate change, Schwan recently returned to her alma mater, seven years after earning her MSLOC, to empower other graduate students to...

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Speaking of Halloween, here is a great disguise to try…Genius

Posted by on Feb 29, 2012

All successful people have had their share of 'failures' before experiencing success. Setbacks will appear along the way, so how do we press on to get ahead of roadblocks and focus on the future in organizational changes. Use these 5 ideas and 5 steps to help you and your team develop perseverance.

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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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Navigate change successfully: 6 short-and-sweet reminders for leaders

Posted by on Feb 10, 2012

As I prepare for an upcoming speaking engagement, I am coming across a number of short-and-sweet reminders on leadership lessons learned on navigating change successfully. Enjoy this recent Forbes post on this topic.

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Have You Smiled in a While? The Role of Optimism in Organizational and Team Performance

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012

We know that optimism and pessimism may produce either victory or defeat, respectively. But do you know that optimism can be taught – on a personal and team level? Read this action plan for a shift in paradigm and performance.

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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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Yesterday? Nah. Tomorrow? Nope. Today? Let Us Begin!

Posted by on Dec 31, 2011

Organizational change is not just about the macro changes. At the individual level, what does it entail? Read this story about what you can do today, not tomorrow, and definitely not yesterday since it has past.

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The Importance of Being On Time…But According to Whom?

Posted by on Dec 15, 2011

Time perception plays a large role in the nonverbal communication process across cultures. Have you noticed how the use of time affect daily agendas, speed of speech, even how long people are willing to listen? These 3 pointers help you respond to the pace of transformation (e.g. mergers, team forming).

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Measure Twice. Ask a Few Questions. Measure Again. Cut Once.

Posted by on Nov 30, 2011

When was the last time you and your team rallied around a solution, invested time and effort to develop a solution, but did not solve the problem? Why? Question these 4 assumptions that may lock everyone in confirmation bias.

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2008 U.S. City of the Year: Chicago

Posted by on Nov 15, 2011

Here’s to my city, Chicago, a city of constant change, just named Fast Company’s 2008 U.S. City of the Year.

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