Managing Change

More Cattle and Less Hat: The Importance of Delivering on Your Commitments

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010

The first 90 days of any significant organization change are pivotal on many levels. How do you demonstrate a commitment to your business relationships? To deliver on your promises, here are 4 ideas to get started on being more action-oriented in your change efforts.

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The Importance of Selection in Choosing the Right Yardstick to Measure Performance

Posted by on Jul 31, 2010

Why would you even consider for one moment measuring yourself against the yardstick of someone who is not well? Frequently identify, re-assess and select the best yardsticks for ‘performance’ for you and what you consider to be success.

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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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On Being a Sibling: Pride, Appreciation, Embarrassment

Posted by on May 15, 2010

June 19, 2007 "E-Loyalty: I would like to take this opportunity to recognize Coleen Schwan for all the hard work she provided during the final development phase of the [ ] Project.  Coleen came on to the project at a very late stage and her unique ability to understand the business and technology needs aided in providing crucial information to the technology area during this final phase.  Her dedication to meeting project deadlines required a lot of communication and co-ordination between the business and technology owners.  Coleen has been a valuable asset to the project team. With great appreciation: [The Three Client Project...

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Oprah and Employee Engagement

Posted by on Apr 30, 2010

As a change agent, it is imperative to inspire and help your employees see the value in – and reduce their fear of failure in – changing. Then, you’ll have a better chance of engaging them.

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Lions, antelopes and looking ahead

Posted by on Mar 15, 2010

Your company is going through a big change. It is definitely easy and comfortable to look backwards on how great things were. So here's a thinker: if you are a lion chasing an antelope, would you look back, or would you look forward to your meal?

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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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Why It Is Important to Be Resilient

Posted by on Jan 15, 2010

Charles Darwin: "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change".

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Building Engagement in Change

Posted by on Dec 31, 2009

What are the barriers to successfully bring about organizational change? A common barrier would be building employee engagement. Check out these 2 key tactics to deal with this barrier.

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“To Get What You Want Don’t Go With Your Gut.” Wait…What?!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2009

What do you do when an unsettling event occurs? Your immediate response often determines the (adverse) outcome. Try this different approach of responding to a desired outcome!

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