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  • Disrupted? Managing Change More Effective with Soft Skills

    Leaders who use soft skills when managing change equip folks to handle the underlying currents of disruption. Why don’t more organizations value  leadership soft skills?  I think it’s because they are so busy reacting to rapid change they aren’t taking time to assess their new environment from a 50,000-foot perspective. This is what disruption looks like from 50,000-feet. The mistake organizations make is acting like each environment calls for the same actions. That’s

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  • Don’t Let Your Budget Process Derail Innovative Thinking

    Disrupted organizations relying on scale for growth reach a tipping point when efficiency without innovation sets them up for collapse instead of authentic growth. If you’re looking for innovative thinking, it’s probably time to disrupt your budget process. Don’t let the way you budget blind you to new opportunity. The best time to prepare for new thinking is before you begin “your process”. Unfortunately tight controls stifle

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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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