Nurture Yourself Towards Optimism
Watch the news and it’s easy to be cynical – wars, crime, disease, natural disasters. And yet, is this the reality of modern life, or the interpretation of it that’s reported? Considering violence, as Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker notes, “things really are getting better…..headlines are a poor guide to history. People’s sense of danger is warped […]
What Can Change Leaders Learn from Salespeople?
When you think of “sales” and “salespeople,” what words leap to mind? While some have positive perceptions, many would respond with choices such as, “sly, slick, and smarmy”! Regardless of your formal role or job title, we’re all in the business of sales and we’re all salespeople – whether we like it or not. This […]
Is Organizational ADHD Derailing Your Change Project?
Sound familiar? “Here we go again – another program of the year!” “Another reorg – who’s my boss today? And I’m expected to pick up the slack – again?!” “Our company slogan should be, ‘All swirl – no strategy’!” As an “organizational doctor,” when I hear clients vent such frustrations, I know they are symptoms […]
Be a Change Leader – Not “Just” a Change Manager!
Unfortunately, most change-based training programs focus exclusively on “Change Management” and exceedingly few on “Change Leadership.” Change Management is the methods and tools of change: and these are critical to get the job done. Yet, being savvy in deploying a Change Management Toolkit is best viewed as a baseline competency – what we need to […]
When Change is Out of Your Control: What You Can Do
Have you ever experienced the shocking blow of an unforeseen major change in your organization? Three of my clients in the middle-management ranks of their companies are currently facing changes that were sudden, unexpected, and from their perspectives, out of their control: An IT organization notified of the decision to outsource several major functions A […]