Inspiration

Does difficulty mean opportunity or opportunity mean difficulty to you?

Posted by on May 15, 2011

You would very likely have faced situations in organizational change which could be an opportunity or a difficulty. Read how you can face 'difficult opportunities'.

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Nice Blunder, Change Agent. Now, Move On!

Posted by on Apr 15, 2011

While you should start each change with a plan, know upfront that the plan will certainly adjust. Keep your spirits high, continue planning, communicating and implementing change.

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Can one degree really make a difference? You bet!

Posted by on Feb 28, 2011

"Anything in life worth having is worth working for." Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), Scottish industrialist & philanthropist; founder, Carnegie Steel Company Good or Great? You decide… At 211 degrees, water is hot. At 212 degrees, it boils. And with boiling water, comes steam.And with steam, you can power a train….and change an organization. One extra degree makes all the difference.  Click to learn more. Be 212 in 2008. Adapted from Max...

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A Thanksgiving Day Reflection

Posted by on Jan 31, 2011

Remembering, destroys my complacency, bestirs my compassion. Be concerned enough to help, by word and deed, those who cry out for what we take for granted.

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Quality or Speed – which wins in creating sustainable organizational change?

Posted by on Jan 15, 2011

What is the most effective balance of quality and speed that you need to apply for your current organization change (or situation)? Consider these 4 factors.

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How Have I Failed Thee? Let Me Count the Ways

Posted by on Dec 31, 2010

We should expect to encounter many failures along the way of transformative changes. How many ways can failure work for you? Read about introducing the concept of "failing is a good thing" into your meetings to lead your organization.

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On Being Principal for a Day…and Being Flexible and Open in Your Thinking

Posted by on Dec 15, 2010

Inflexible minds make organizational change quite difficult. But why does some of our openness and eagerness seem to disappear as we ‘grow up’? Read more about the techniques offered by CEO of the Chicago Public School to (re)learn flexibility in thinking.

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Trust Your Instincts. Ditch the Bad Seeds. And Watch Your Creativity Soar

Posted by on Nov 30, 2010

It is challenging to experience change and build partnerships professionally or personally. How important is trust in building partnerships? Trust your instincts in these 5 areas, when leading and managing organizational change.

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Take Care of the Minutes & Watch the Hours Fly

Posted by on Oct 31, 2010

You can rationally plan the time and sequence the milestones, but you cannot plan how and when people in the organization are going to get on board. Here is a tip to combine the rational and emotional aspects that leads to full engagement and ownership during a large scale organizational change.

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Three choices – where do you fit?

Posted by on Oct 15, 2010

"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses and some don’t turn up at all." Sam Ewing (1920 – 2001), American writer & humorist …More on how this quote relates to organizational change once I can find the time to write this...

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