Managing Change

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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The sound of silence can be deafening, can’t it?

Posted by on Mar 15, 2011

What techniques do you to get to the root of an issue, to lead organizational change? Read these steps to be comfortable with using silence!

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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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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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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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A Little Dramatic, A Little Pragmatic

Posted by on Nov 15, 2010

You need both marketing and execution during an organizational change. But you will need to cater the dramatic/ pragmatic recipe to your audience for successful 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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Never Forget: The USS New York

Posted by on Sep 30, 2010

Fifth in a new class of warship, the USS New York was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center. The ship’s motto: ‘Never Forget.‘

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