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..
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..
This post is an unproofed work in progress. I welcome your input. How to Build Support for Change During the 11th Hour You may find yourself months into a project and realize that this major change is slowing to a … Read More..
Get the Boss to Embrace Your Ideas Sarah Murray’s fine article Get the Boss to Embrace Your Innovation in 4/23/12 Financial Times got me thinking about the question implied in that title. Here is my comment on that site. Breaking … Read More..
The Challenge of Merger Integration The Point (a blog) posted an interesting piece that lists the number of mergers in big pharma over the past few years. It’a a big number. The post discusses the risks of merger integration. it … Read More..
Forget About the Stages of Death and Dying; They Are Wrong and a Distraction I am tired of hearing Kubler-Ross’ stages of grieving (or stages of death and dying) used to explain why people resist large organizational changes. The model … Read More..
My friend Michale Broom just published a fine post #3 of Eight Disciplines for Planned Change. He talks about the type of communication needed in order to communicate change. I think he wisely included a photo of Star Trek’s Data … Read More..
And They All Went Woof! I just saw a wonderful Charles Barsotti cartoon in an old New Yorker. Two ducks, a pig, a fish, and a cat sit at a conference table. Each, in turn says “woof.” The dog at … Read More..
The Risks of Outsourcing SAP Support I just came across a thoughtful blog post on the risks inherent in outsourcing SAP (or any other ERP software implementation). The points he raises are worth considering as you consider outsourcing or as … Read More..
20 Signs of an Unhappy Workforce Interesting post in the ASSIEM blog of 20 signs that signal unhappy workers. I wouldn’t take the list at face value (see my reply to that post below) but it sure is a good … Read More..