Organizational Change

V.I.B.E. Your Way Through the Fire Hoses of Change

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013

V.I.B.E. Your Way Through the Fire Hoses of Change

"I'm not staring down one fire hose, I have four fire hoses aimed at me every day", Frank exclaims with a smile as we discuss the challenges and opportunities in his new role. Like Frank, you can exude cool V.I.B.E. (Vision, Involve, Be, Enjoy) successfully through the fire hoses of change. Fellow leaders, share with us an idea or tactic that matters most to your success in a significant role change!

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Negotiating to Win-win During Change

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013

Negotiating to Win-win During Change

You are in the throes of negotiating organizational changes with high stakes and an aggressive timeframe. What can you do to ensure surety, even exit victoriously? Read these 4 actions that position you to win with a 'BIG W' while allowing the other team to also win with a 'small w'.

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How to Handle Bewitching Temptations During Organizational Change

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013

How to Handle Bewitching Temptations During Organizational Change

During organizational change, you can expect to meet many who hold strong views and who seem uninterested in anything but a monologue. How do we engage them in a dialogue? Here are 4 ways you can get yourself prepared to handle them.

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Initiating Organizational Change: The W’s Come Before the H

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013

Initiating Organizational Change: The W’s Come Before the H

Change invokes many questions from those affected. What can effective communicators of change management do to smooth the process? First answer the questions of “Five W’s” – the what, why, who, when and where of the change to build awareness. Then followed by more specific and granular “H” – the how.

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Want My Support? Don’t Tell Me or Teach Me. Involve Me.

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013

Want My Support? Don’t Tell Me or Teach Me. Involve Me.

How can we help people navigate the feelings that change can evoke? Each change event has unique concrns that can wreak havoc on the process, if inadequately supported. Here are 5 steps to analyze our stakeholders and involve them in the change process.

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Preparing For Change in 2014: Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail.

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013

Preparing For Change in 2014:  Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail.

Change management is not done by a single person or a team. What can we do to properly plan and budget the the right mix of people, time and money? Here are the responsibilities key roles must plan for and do to drive change and produce results.

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Impact of Holding Your Breath During Organizational Change

Posted by on Aug 11, 2013

Change resisters can quickly erode any effort or momentum in organizationa change, and even stop change in its tracks. So what can we do to turn change aversion around? Employ these 4 tools to get people on board.

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A Choice: Flee the Scene During Organizational Change

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013

The organizational change underway is making you feel miserable. But instead of moving on elsewhere, what else can you do? Here are 3 activities for you to make the most of an imperfect situation.

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Clenched Fists Work Well in Cage Fighting, Not in Organizational Change

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013

When roles and boundaries are tested and redefined during organizational change, communication snafus can raise tension and conflicts. What questions can you ask to diffuse the strain? Here are 4 key questions for you to gain better role clarity from your boss.

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Using Values to Guide Business Strategy, Keep Employees Engaged and Grow Your Business

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013

Harvard Professor Kanter highlights a new model for companies to rise above the global economic crisis - to serve society, reward shareholders and employees. So why must values be part of this model? These 4 key points bring values into business strategy, employee engagements and business growth.

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