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Change Management

Corporate Antibodies: Don't Let Them Kill Your Growth Strategies

Laura Berger | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Laura Berger

You, as corporate leaders, have been given an unprecedented advantage to show growth and results. Interest rates are historically low and corporate cash positions strong. The masses know it, and they are expecting fireworks.

Why Change Is So Hard

Karen Frankola | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Karen Frankola

Innovation is certainly a great goal, but before we can go about transforming an organization, we need to do a better job of helping the vast majority of people who struggle when asked to do their jobs differently.

Principles for Effective Meetings

Peter Fuda | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

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10 Reasons Why Effective Meetings Are So Important

Peter Fuda | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

"Our leadership meetings are a good use of time." ...

Principles to Define, Cascade and Embed Standards

Peter Fuda | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

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Shared Standards: Setting Your Stakeholders up for Success

Peter Fuda | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

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10 Benefits for Turning Your Values into Standards

Peter Fuda | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

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Why Your Values Are Not Enough

Peter Fuda | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

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Stay on Track Under Pressure (Principle #7)

Peter Fuda | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

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Ditch the Talking Points, Make Listening Points

Ted Harro | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
Ted Harro

You've been to this meeting. You and a bunch of peers are gathered to do some planning or training. Over lunch, a senior leader of the organization has been asked to come spend time with the gang. It's a great opportunity for both the leadership group and this senior leader to have exposure to each other.

Rank Does Not Confer Privilege or Give Power; It Imposes Responsibility

Avril Brikkels | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Avril Brikkels

Significant change is not easy, however the possibilities of taking small steps with a sense of urgency and a planned orchestrated approach can mean the difference between executing on successful change and creating an utter failure.

Don't Fix Management; Replace It

Great Work Cultures | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Some of us took advantage of that freedom and blew off some of our classes or even entire courses. But most of us learned how to make the choices that gave us both a good time and a good education.

How to Embrace Change and Make It a Tool for Growth

Matt Tenney | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Tenney

Fortunately, we can actually train our minds to more effectively cope with change, and to even embrace change. We can learn to ride the waves of change just as a surfer would ride the beautiful wave above.

Why Learning Trumps Knowledge

Laura Huckabee-Jennings | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Laura Huckabee-Jennings

So how do you get better at handling change? One of the keys to change-resilient leadership is learning agility.

How Does a Nonprofit Board Know When a CEO Is 'Just Minding the Store'?

Eugene Fram | Posted 10.03.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

Making changes in the governance or operations of a nonprofit is difficult; culturally changes can only take place after a long tenured CEO leaves.

Why Every Nonprofit Needs a Manifesto

Liz Wainger | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Liz Wainger

Nonprofits often struggle for funding, volunteers, and other resources. Frequently it's because they are unable to effectively communicate their vision, purpose, and value to their communities.

Change Makers Create Cultural Change on Campus: A Northwestern University Case Study

Alecia Wartowski | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
Alecia Wartowski

From racial and ethnic diversity to an influx of "first generation" students and the challenges of being a low income student, most college and universities in this country have begun to recognize that the face of higher education is changing.

The Only Real Question Anyone Has About Any Change You Lead

George Bradt | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
George Bradt

The questions come in every size and shape. "What's the vision?" "What's our plan?" "What are you thinking?" "What do you want us to do?" "How can we ...

Three Marks of High Leverage Change Initiatives

Ted Harro | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Ted Harro

Dear Change Agent, Let's say you just took over a major business unit of a well-known consumer services company. You were brought in from outside the...

There Is a Gap Between Our Leadership vision and Our Impact On Those We Lead (Friction Source #4)

Peter Fuda | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

The real challenge is, in the words of the legendary basketball coach John Wooden, "Are you good enough to get better?"

Sharpen Your Saw: Habit No. 7 of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Bruce Mayhew | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce Mayhew

Sharpen The Saw is a conversation about planning and continuous improvement. Sharpen The Saw discusses self-renewal, self-care, self-respect and self...

We Accept Mediocrity (Friction Source #3)

Peter Fuda | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

How can we complain about the marketplace or head office when we score, on average, 6 or 7 across all of these levers? My provocation to you is that we are accepting mediocrity in our organizations.

We're Very Committed, But Are Not Quite Sure What We're Committed To (Friction Source #2)

Peter Fuda | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

The real challenge is that we don't properly scrutinize our aspirations. Specifically, is every single person in your organization crystal clear on what success looks like? Do you actually have the capability to get there? Do you have the bandwidth?

We Are Using a Set of Beliefs and Assumptions That No Longer Serve Us

Peter Fuda | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

A leader's use of fear inducing strategies can be as much a sign of limited leadership capability as it is a sign of genuine and urgent crisis. After all, it's much easier to scare the life out of people, than it is to inspire them with a compelling vision of the future.

Steal This Idea: How to Solve our Wicked Health Care Challenge

Daniel Dworkin | Posted 12.14.2013 | Business
Daniel Dworkin

Imagine a scenario in which teams from different hospitals within a single region competed to achieve the best health outcomes at the lowest cost, shared their experiences in virtual roundtables, and earned rewards for applying peer tested best practices.