Back in the 1990s, it seemed like every consulting firm was clamoring to create a change management practice. At the time, I applauded this. I thought, wow, all of these big firms are going to be taking the change leadership … Read More..
ICON Last night’s Presidential Town Hall Debate offers a fine lesson for business leaders on how to not conduct a town hall meeting. There are two purposes for a town hall meeting: 1. To connect with the audience personally and … Read More..
Flip Flops at Work I read a blog post by John Kotter (Leading Change) at Forbes.com. He talked about politicians, executives, and flip-flops on positions. Here is my comment to his post. The good news is that executives have it … Read More..
A Way to Calculate Enthusiasm for Change I was reading a detailed breakdown of yesterday’s playoff game between the Nationals and Cardinals. (Cardinals won 8-0. I am accepting notes of condolence.) Tucked into the play-by-play description was a little arrow … Read More..
If Employee Engagement is Such a Good Idea, Why Hasn’t It Caught On? According to a study conducted by AON Hewitt, there is a downward trend in employee engagement worldwide. Why is that, since research points to benefits like retention, … Read More..
Chicago Teachers’ Strike is a Master Class in How to Lead Change Wrong Looking for a master class in how to lead change poorly? You need look no further than Chicago. The city is embroiled in an old school management-labor … Read More..
My friend Jen Todd has been doing important work with women in Africa. She has allowed me to share content from her recent newsletter. SHOWING UP. Exhausted and thrown around from days of flying to get to Africa a two … Read More..
How to get people on-board, engaged, and involved in a climate of constant/continuous change This seems to be a constant challenge for many organizations. But it doesn’t have to be such a big problem. There are three reasons why its … Read More..
How to translate direction into action I was recently asked,”How can leaders translate direction into action?” The problem rests within the question itself. By separating direction from action, the leader places him or herself in the position of directing and … Read More..
Change Leadership Involvement Plan I have been amazed at how many truly important large projects died because leaders took their eyes off the ball. (Or, perhaps they were able to declare victory, but they found that the change went way … Read More..