Managing Change

Measure Twice. Ask a Few Questions. Measure Again. Cut Once.

Posted by on Nov 30, 2011

When was the last time you and your team rallied around a solution, invested time and effort to develop a solution, but did not solve the problem? Why? Question these 4 assumptions that may lock everyone in confirmation bias.

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Wanna Change? Don’t Forget to Plan

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011

In the case of managing and leading change, the mantra could be: Change your work and work your change; or Plan your change and plan to change your plan!

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Can you last longer than 17 seconds? Bite your tongue!

Posted by on Oct 15, 2011

How do you resist the urge to speak? Read about the qualitative measures you can achieve by just practicing this tactic of being quiet for 17 seconds.

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Courage, Cowboys, Chunking, Changing

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011

Organizational or personal change can be extremely daunting. What else can we do to face the challenge, rather than throw in the towel? Read about Chunking, a flexible learning style to apply to : your time, task or conversations. Model this behavior to encourage your team too.

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Struggle and Beauty

Posted by on Aug 31, 2011

"One day in retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful."Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychoanalyst More later. For now, welcome Sienna...

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Does Change Represent Difficulty or Opportunity? You Decide. Really.

Posted by on Jun 30, 2011

Change is difficult for almost everyone. What would you say to finding opportunity in its difficulty? Read how you can do just that, even raise the quality of your opportunities!

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Thoreau on Change

Posted by on Jun 15, 2011

"Things do not change; we change" - Henry David Thoreau. But if that "thing" is a situation, a process, a strategy, then it definitely changes. Either way, the ball is on our court to adapt.

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Pressure – when is it needed in organizational change?

Posted by on May 31, 2011

Leading change is both a science and an art. Sometimes a heavy hand is needed to progress organizational change. Other times, a gentle guiding.

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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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Engage. Resonate. Apply. Change.

Posted by on Apr 30, 2011

I am always grateful to learn when my presentations resonate with the audience. I’m hopeful that what the audience also takes away is the respect I have for their time. If you or your leadership team wants to discuss how to effectively lead change or manage change, let me know. Helping folks become better change leaders is tons of fun. Here’s an abbreviated version of feedback I received from a presentation I gave last week to a group of highly talented CIOs – all wanting to bolster their change leadership skills: "Sandy, I would like to thank you very much for all your time and efforts to prepare for and present your views on...

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