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  • Why Change Management Strategies Fail

    You were looking forward to a better future. Your strategy was flawless. The opportunity and benefits were apparent. So why didn’t your team just continue to make the darn changes? I lifted this question from a LinkedIn discussion about challenges during change initiatives: Q: What are the necessary actions that compel direct reports to think differently?   Wouldn’t it be convenient

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  • Conflict Management Skills: Building Trust

    A colleague told me about her decision to leave a company because of the serious problems “the office” faced during her time there. The very like-able and affable CEO wouldn’t face conflict. His conflict management skills were almost non-existent. The CEO avoided navigating tough situations and didn’t like settling disagreements when the inevitable competing perspectives came to an impasse. This is

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  • Motivate People with Managerial Relationships

    At a networking breakfast I attended this week, our speaker did a terrific presentation filled with suggestions he had for organization mapping. He provided a high level visual tool to capture strategy in a cohesive, succinct way.  I  was moving right along with the map until he got to the circle marked people. “People are pretty much attitude and skills” he said as

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  • Sustaining Employee Engagement

    Is it easy to spot engaged, motivated employees as you move around your organization? Appearance alone can be misleading. And just because someone is motivated today, doesn’t mean they will stay that way. Buying motivation with rewards isn’t enough for sustaining employee engagement. If you are looking for insights into what is more effective, you can conduct an employee engagement survey…but it may not be

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