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..
Dan Janal, an expert on working with the media, just published the following in his newsletter. I like the way he takes what politicians do as a guide to what we should avoid. If you need to communicate with others … Read More..
A Rare Example of Bipartisanship is an important article by David Ignatius in The Washington Post on how cooperation is possible even in the most gridlocked situations. According to Ignatius, the House Intelligence Committee “used to be one of the … Read More..
Tiger Woods statement to the press was the right thing to do and he did it well. Compare his comments to other political and business leaders who give their obligatory mea culpas. The contrast is stunning. And there are lessons … Read More..
If you want to learn how to work with resistance, watch a video clip of President Obama speaking to and with Republican House leaders today. It’s hard to imagine anyone in recent US history of either party who 1. would … Read More..
If President Obama were to ask me for advice on his State of the Union message tonight, I’d tell him to keep it simple. Limit yourself to one critical issue that you want the US Congress and the American public … Read More..
Two reasons for this post. 1. It might help those who wish to help during the crisis in Haiti, and 2. It is a good reminder about what it may take to manage a major change effectively. Nathanial Whittemore’s post … Read More..
The US government should not be running GM. While the government can be capable of managing large programs effectively, running an auto company is not among them. This is a good intention gone bad. While keeping General Motors afloat is … Read More..
I am still amazed at how infrequently organizational changes take context into account when they plan a major change. It’s like the idea itself – we’ll cut costs, we’ll move into new markets, we’ll introduce a new product, etc. – … Read More..
The Change Management Open Source Project just held its first conference call to discuss the topic of How to Lead Change When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going. Seemed like an apt topic for this environment. I posted a Podcast … Read More..