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  • Raising the Bar on Organizational Change Management

    Change management strategy is often directed at improving operational efficiency. But what else is needed to keep up with constant disruptive change? Who we are and how we behave is being fundamentally changed by our tools and complexity in the environments we are living and working in. We talk about organizational change to effectively meet these new challenges… we also need to re-imagine

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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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