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Change Management

The Relationship Between Risk and Faith

David B. Nast | Posted 01.17.2017 | Business
David B. Nast

When setting goals for the New Year, how much risk are you willing to take to achieve them? If you're not taking risks, you're not stepping outside o...

Millennials vs The Old Guard: A Sales Story...

David B. Nast | Posted 12.22.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

There once was a family-owned business challenged to grow sales in an industry where profit margins continue to shrink. They redesigned their process...

How To Select The Best Assessment

David B. Nast | Posted 12.02.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

Assessments can help you evaluate candidates, develop employees, and give you confidence and accuracy in the selection and development of talent that ...

Sculpting Fog: Managing Change via Innovation

David B. Nast | Posted 12.02.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

The workplace is rapidly changing. Globalization, millennials, mergers, acquisitions, regime changes, hyper growth, massive turnover, and technology...

The Need For People Data

David B. Nast | Posted 11.07.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

People-related issues can tear apart a company, eroding even the most solid foundation built on the best products or services. On the talent acquisit...

Hire The Workforce That Works For You

David B. Nast | Posted 10.25.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

I placed 523 CEOs in my career. I've hired and trained 43 recruiters. As a Certified Interview Architect, I've designed countless interviews and sel...

Growing and Refining Your Business

David B. Nast | Posted 10.12.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

The economy is up and so is job-hopping. How can you attract superior talent to grow and improve your business while holding onto your top performers to refine your business?

Leading Your Digital Transformation

Randy Pennington | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business
Randy Pennington

Rapid, radical technology advances have always disrupted the status quo and created a generation of marketplace winners and losers.

Change Management

David B. Nast | Posted 09.13.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

Change happens. New products, markets, technologies, and trends emerge. Mergers, acquisitions, new regimes, and new directions take over. We've discussed mastering change and how best to respond and prepare as an individual. But how can we prepare an entire organization to respond?

Mastering Change

David B. Nast | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

Change is constant, inevitable, and can be relentless. You can choose to be a victim of change or you can use it to your advantage and become a maste...

Transformation: Go Big or Go Home

Greg Portell | Posted 07.26.2016 | Business
Greg Portell

Few words are more overused and less understood by corporate America. From functional changes to the next strategic acquisition, all are characterized as "transformation" in hopes of garnering attention in an increasingly complicated business world.

Perceptions Of Reality

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 07.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

In my book Mastering Change (revised edition, 2016, Adizes Institute Publications) I discuss a concept called "perceptions of reality." I suggest that...

Innovating During Tough Times

David B. Nast | Posted 08.01.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

When should you innovate? When times are tough, most organizations cut costs and hope to weather the storm. As we've discussed in previous articles, hope is not a strategy, and the best time to innovate is ALWAYS.

Change Your Culture - Change Your Results!

Randy Pennington | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Randy Pennington

The culture always wins. It doesn't matter if you are a company that wants to move to the next level of performance or a community that wants to trans...

When To Quit

David B. Nast | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

Unless you are giving up cigarettes, quitting carries a negative connotation. When does it make sense to give up on your goals? Goal-setting is impo...

The Power of the Story: What Happens When Old Friends Come Together

Kotter International | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Kotter International

On a rainy day not long ago, two old friends sat talking. I was lucky enough to overhear and then quick enough to whip out a recorder to catch what they were saying.

Leading Change -- Why It's Hard And What Can Make It Easier

Liana Downey | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Liana Downey

Earlier this week, I ran a program for leaders who are facing major transformation in their organizations. They didn't choose this change -- it has be...

Making Progress When There's No Right Answer

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 06.10.2016 | Education
Christine Nasserghodsi

The moment you realize that you have been wrong about something for a long time can feel disheartening or energizing. This week I attended the Learni...

5 Change Management Lessons from Mac and Cheese

Liz Wainger | Posted 04.18.2016 | Business
Liz Wainger

Mention macaroni and cheese and images of crispy crust, gooey noodles, and lots of feel-good coziness come to mind.

5 Tips For Driving Change

Gordon Tredgold | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business
Gordon Tredgold

Having spent over 25 years leading major transformation change programs, I have been involved in some great success and also witnessed many failures. ...

Africa's Female Entrepreneurs, Part I: Rita Ribeiro-Sales, Designing a Better World

O'Brien Browne | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Our first interviewee, Rita, runs a successful architectural practice in Maputo, Mozambique.

Crossing the chasm of risk while embracing change!

Renate Cunneen | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Renate Cunneen

Change seems to strike fear in the hearts of so many of us. Changing our homes, our schedules, our relationships, our jobs, are all things we avoid i...

How Perspective, Perception and Baggage Inhibit Change

Randy Pennington | Posted 03.08.2016 | Business
Randy Pennington

Everyone brings baggage to change. Some arrive with small overnight bags. Others lug in big steamer trunks. Sometimes the bags are filled with good stuff -- the positive experiences that give hope for accomplishing great things in the future.

Change Leaders or Change Managers: It Depends on Your Focus

Randy Pennington | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Randy Pennington

Allan was at his wits' end. The transformation team he was leading was in chaos. Their work was stalled, and their carefully crafted plan was in dange...

Good Change, Bad Change, and Buy-In

Randy Pennington | Posted 02.23.2017 | Business
Randy Pennington

Don Draper, the fictional advertising guru on the television show "Mad Men" said, "Change is neither good nor bad. It simply is." Good luck convincin...