Category: change management

Does A Leader Always Have a Fancy Title?

As part of my career journey, I have had so many people say to me…I want to be a VP or a CEO.  It’s important to remember that leaders are not just the ones with formal titles such as VP, EVP or CEO.  In fact, many leaders that have inspired me have not been formal

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That Was Not A Good Conversation!

Do you ever have an encounter with a co-worker or leader where you walk away just feeling horrible?  You are not sure why but you just don’t feel good after the conversation.  Why does this happen?  What makes you feel this way after a discussion with a co-worker?  There is a relatively simple model that,

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Think Big, Start Small, Go Fast…and Embrace Mistakes as Learning

We have all been there.  We work on a project for years, roll it out, and there are significant problems.  In fact, I was once on a project where we had to go ‘dark’ for six months and pull the product from the market.  This week, we heard about Samsung pulling their mobile phone from

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Change is Easy; The Transition is Difficult

Over the last week, I have two colleagues that decided to make a major leap in their career to soar.  When I spoke to both of them, they expressed similar feelings.  Excitement, exhilaration, sadness for what they are leaving behind, and energy for the unknown in front of them.  As a coach, I have worked

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Culture Change via a Social Network?

In today’s competitive environment, organizations need to be innovative, efficient, retain great talent and continuously change and evolve.  One key to success for an organization is understanding how to effectively go through the change management process.  How can an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) help facilitate organizational change?  Here are some best practices around change management

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I am Collaborating…No I am Cooperating…Which is it?

Is Cooperation the Same as Collaboration? Collaboration is one of the terms used on a daily basis both in the office and in the business press.  We attend meetings and collaborate with our colleagues.  We collaborate with our leaders.  We collaborate,  collaborate, collaborate.  But are we really collaborating?  Some common definitions of collaboration vs cooperation

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The Front Line Manager-Key to Organizational Change

There are two key roles to successful change in organizations: the role of the sponsor/change leader and the role of manager as change agent.  There are many other roles, but these are the most important based on my experience being part of change. The first critical role is the change leader.  When I look at

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