Emotional Intelligence / EQ

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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How to Handle Bewitching Temptations During Organizational Change

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013

How to Handle Bewitching Temptations During Organizational Change

During organizational change, you can expect to meet many who hold strong views and who seem uninterested in anything but a monologue. How do we engage them in a dialogue? Here are 4 ways you can get yourself prepared to handle them.

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Want My Support? Don’t Tell Me or Teach Me. Involve Me.

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013

Want My Support? Don’t Tell Me or Teach Me. Involve Me.

How can we help people navigate the feelings that change can evoke? Each change event has unique concrns that can wreak havoc on the process, if inadequately supported. Here are 5 steps to analyze our stakeholders and involve them in the change process.

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Two Ears and One Mouth: Use Accordingly During Organizational Change

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013

Two Ears and One Mouth: Use Accordingly During Organizational Change

Are you communicating during organizational change? Is there a difference between just hearing what people are saying and actively listening to them? Demonstrate 5 key elements of active listening to show your respect and understanding of the other person.

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Impact of Holding Your Breath During Organizational Change

Posted by on Aug 11, 2013

Change resisters can quickly erode any effort or momentum in organizationa change, and even stop change in its tracks. So what can we do to turn change aversion around? Employ these 4 tools to get people on board.

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