Using Values to Guide Business Strategy, Keep Employees Engaged and Grow Your Business

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013

Harvard Professor Kanter highlights a new model for companies to rise above the global economic crisis - to serve society, reward shareholders and employees. So why must values be part of this model? These 4 key points bring values into business strategy, employee engagements and business growth.

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Loss: A Learning Opportunity with a Specific Purpose

Posted by on Oct 31, 2012

Organizational change is not a mechanical process. It incurs losses and emotional difficulties. As a leader and a fellow colleague, what can you learn and do to assist your peers through the pain? Read about Kubler Ross' five stages of grief to better support them through each stage.

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Trust Your Instinct…& the African Hornbill Bird & Dwarf Mongoose

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012

Trusting your instinct does not mean that data and research are not important; it means considering important factors that may not always be easily quantifiable. Check out William E. Boswell's principles for success through instinct.

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A N.I.C.E. Solution to Challenging Times

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012

Organizational change presents an opportunity to focus on what you can impact and control what you cannot. Just what should we consider to make the most positive, possible difference? Check out N.I.C.E. (acronym), to help your team remain resilient during uncertain times.

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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 and Beauty

Posted by on Aug 31, 2011

"One day in retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful."Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychoanalyst More later. For now, welcome Sienna...

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Size Does Matter in Organizational Change

Posted by on May 17, 2010

When considering the impacts an organizational change may have, look up and down (direct reports, bosses) and also across the organization. Read how to develop a Stakeholder Analysis as part of the planning stage of your organizational change.

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People Never Care How Much You Know Until They Know How Much You Care.

Posted by on Jan 18, 2010

Organizational change management is part art, part science, and executed one person at a time. Read this story impacted by Maxwell's quote. What matters most is to show you care!

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Crafting Leadership via Ram Charan

Posted by on Feb 15, 2009

Ram Charan is one of the world’s most influential business advisors. In the book, Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform From Those Who Don’t, Charan outlines the key attributes of truly great leaders. Read about these 8 know-hows of running a business, that are the bedrock of success!

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Leading Leaders: How to Manage Smart, Talented, Rich, And Powerful People

Posted by on Dec 31, 2008

The most valuable people in and around an organization are often difficult to manage. So how can we develop personal relationships with these movers and shakers, and leverage their expertise for better decision-making? Read how to carry out 7 Daily Tasks of Leadership, to manage other leaders.

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