Leadership

Pain & Suffering or Pain & Pleasure? You Pick.

Posted by on Jun 30, 2012

Organizational change is inevitable. But change can bring pain. How you choose to handle this pain is up to you. Here are 2 exercises to use change as an opportunity to sharpen your leadership skills.

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Facing a Naysayer, a Sally Stubborn? Then Isolate and / or Neutralize.

Posted by on Jun 15, 2012

Organizational change requires many people’s (every little precious) time and energy to work. So what do you do if you have a naysayer in your midst? Read 2 options, of neutralizing or isolating such a damper, as starting points to avert program derailment.

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When Is the Last Time You Hung A Question Mark?

Posted by on May 31, 2012

It's not that the routine ways are wrong. Sometimes it never hurts to try a new point of view, especially if you feel stuck. But how do you consider new ways of thinking and doing? Find out how you and even your team can engage in exploring new options?

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Donald Says Location. Sandy Says Communication.

Posted by on May 15, 2012

Relationship boundaries shift during organizational change, and effective communications to customers and employees matters more than ever. So what are effective engagement tactics, to communicate with our customers? Read these 5 steps to help your stakeholders though change.

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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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Give Me Back My Personal Space! Be Quiet to Silence the Bully

Posted by on Apr 15, 2012

Critics/ skeptics are quick to voice discomfort when their "turf" shifts during organizational change. What can you do when you are the recipient of their displeasure? Read these actions and handy conversational phrases to master the situation.

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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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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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