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  • Change Fatigue: New Year Reflections on Change Dynamics

    As a change leader, it’s natural to look forward with renewed hope and vigor at the start of a new year. Transformational leaders are inspired by what they see on the horizon. Creating new solutions is exciting work. Unfortunately, change dynamics aren’t always easy. Change fatigue is on the rise. It is one of many obstacles organizations face while walking new paths. Change fatigue is rampant.

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  • Embrace Contrarians for Insight

    Allies for Overcoming Resistance to Change? I think I was 7 or 8 years old the first time someone called me contrary. It was my grandmother. I can’t remember what I did or said that prompted this. I do remember being curious about what contrary meant. Was it something to be ashamed of? The way she said it certainly made it seem that

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  • Managing Change Fatigue

    One of my clients sensed his team members were facing change fatigue. He asked me, “How do you know when to ease up on the gas pedal and stop pushing your people to accomplish the changes you need to make?”  How resilient are your team members, I wondered? In the change leadership programs and coaching I do, my goal is to help my clients

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  • Employee Engagement Strategies: Here’s One Idea

    This week, I’m doing a webinar on using field trips as a tactic in employee engagement strategies.  Like any complex challenge, employee engagement depends on a lot of factors but you don’t have to read every bit of research to incorporate good high value low cost tactics. Research and Employee Engagement Strategies? Research studies describe motivators differently and what they measure isn’t uniform

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  • Organizational Performance:Turbocharging High Performance Teams

    Yesterday I did a workshop for a large entrenched hierarchical organization where the point of the exercise was getting employees to maximize organizational performance in an under resourced, stress filled environment grappling with change. Leadership’s unintended negative impact wasn’t on the agenda. Unfortunately, that’s generally the case. I love doing team building workshops when people enjoy the  promise of a more productive and satisfying

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