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Managing Change

6 Messages Leaders Need to Share About Change

Randy Pennington | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business
Randy Pennington

There has never been a time when the need for leaders to pursue positive change has been more crucial than it is today.

Ask Better Questions to Avoid Disruption

Randy Pennington | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
Randy Pennington

Southwest Airlines faced a potential disruption early in its operation--it was forced to sell one of its four airplanes. The implications are obvious--selling the airplane generates cash for operations and completely disrupts the company's capacity to serve customers and generate future revenue.

Are You Saying Yes or No to Life? 3 Ways to Know

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 01.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

With every decision we make we are saying yes or no. Are you saying yes to fear or to love? Take the time to delve in before you act and it will make a world of difference for you.

Time to See the Future

Randy Pennington | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

The scariest change on your horizon is the one that you don't see coming. The problem for most of us is that we are so busy taking care of the seeming...

Creating Your Culture: Are You Baking Cookies or Developing Your Secret Sauce?

Randy Pennington | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
Randy Pennington

Flexible, fun, and relaxed works if you are an Internet company or a hipster design company. It doesn't make sense if you operate a nuclear power plant or hospital.

What Are You Doing Today to Win in an Uncertain Tomorrow?

Randy Pennington | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Randy Pennington

Uncertainty is everywhere. In fact, the list of potential disruptions reads like the script from the Ginsu Knife commercials of the 1980's--just when you think you have identified all of the potential challenges, someone says "Wait! There's more!"

Your Strategic Plan: How To Keep It Relevant

Ray Gagnon | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Ray Gagnon

Most serious business leaders would readily acknowledge the importance of developing a thoughtful strategic plan for their business. As Lewis Carroll put it in Alice in Wonderland, "If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there." And that's not a very strategic way to run a business.

7 Things Resilient Employees Do Differently

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

The economy, the way people want to live and work, and a whole host of other factors are changing the way work gets done. Some companies are adapting right along with the changes, but many are having difficulties.

Too Fast, Too Slow: The Challenge of Keeping Pace in Managing Change

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

If leaders move too slowly, they lead their teams into failure, into non-competitiveness. Relevance is lost. The ability to grow is diminished. So how do we strike the balance?

Effective Change Management: The Five Critical Steps

Ray Gagnon | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business
Ray Gagnon

You wouldn't blink if someone told you they needed to do a better job managing their company's "budgeting" process or "manufacturing" process, would you? But managing a "change process"?

Do You Approach Change as a Turtle, a Rabbit or a Hummingbird?

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

What's your natural reaction to change? Here are several different examples of "Change Agents," in the form of animals to represent different styles and approaches. Notice which one is most like you.