How to compile and develop high performing teams, especially during a time of change Part I – Purpose Putting together great teams even during stable times can be challenging. But today, the challenges are even greater. But, so are the … Read More..
Nearly two-thirds of all major changes in organizations fail. That’s pretty sobering information. Did you know that: only about 30 percent of re-engineering projects succeed 23 percent of mergers make back their costs 43 percent of quality … Read More..
Can Organizations Change Their Values? Greg McKeown writes an important post for the HBR blog: Can We Reverse the Sanford Prison Experiment? I encourage you to read it. Here is my comment to his post: Thanks for a fine and … Read More..
Why is Seeing the Writing on the Wall So Very Hard to Do? Lary Kirchenbauer wrote If You Wait to Change, It Will Be Too Late in the North Bay Business Journal. He cites a few noted business thinkers on … Read More..
What Change Leaders Can Learn From Broadway “During rehearsals for his new Off Broadway play, “Storefront Church,” John Patrick Shanley rewrote the final scene 20 times before he was satisfied. But it wasn’t until the production’s first preview, on … Read More..
Leaders Know They Need to Build Trust. So What’s the Problem? We Are. I just read a list of things leaders can do to build trust. No need to repeat those items here. You know that list. It’s the dog-earned … Read More..
What if We Gave Artists Early Retirement Packages? Last night I heard Ron Carter at The Bohemian Caverns, an historic DC jazz club. Last time I saw him live was with the classic Miles Davis quintet around 1966. He took … Read More..
An Organization that Supports Differences Can’t Afford to Get Rid of Whiners Paul Alof wrote 8 Rules For Creating A Passionate Work Culture for the FastCompany blog. He provides a sound list of attributes. However, I disagreed with him on … Read More..