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“The Three Factors of Effective Criticism” Part Two: How To Say It

By | 2018-04-23T12:01:02+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Change Leadership Capability, Organizational Change Capacity|

In our last installment, we introduced the concept of criticism using a fictitious encounter between a manager and subordinate. This extreme example of poorly-executed criticism allowed us to identify the three components of effective criticism: cultural setting, effectively transmitting the message, and effectively receiving the message. For those in leadership [...]

“How to Manage Change Without a Change Plan” Part One: Change Has Changed

By | 2018-04-13T08:55:42+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Change Leadership Capability, Organizational Change Capacity|

A few years ago, my colleague Rick approached me with an air of concern and consternation. It was a look I hadn’t seen on Rick’s face often, as he is known for being unflappable, rock solid. I’d always enjoyed working with Rick, because in contrast, I sometimes come across as tightly wound—although [...]

The Four Fundamentals of Successful Teams

By | 2018-04-02T04:59:45+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Change Leadership Capability, Organizational Change Capacity|

In the previous posts, I shared that developing a one-team environment requires commitment to a compelling purpose, leaders who articulate clear priorities and build supportive mechanisms, and the consistent cultivation of the unique language of a one-team organization. In this blog, we’ll explore the structure of a team and [...]

One-Team Conversations Connect People

By | 2018-04-02T05:01:11+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Change Leadership Capability, Organizational Change Capacity|

In the previous posts, I shared that building a one-team environment requires leaders to communicate a clear and compelling purpose, cultivate trusting relationships, and build supportive mechanisms. These efforts stand a greater chance of succeeding in an environment where honest and open conversations thrive. In this blog, I’ll explore [...]

“One Team” Starts with Leadership and Thrives on Trust

By | 2017-11-17T12:02:00+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Change Leadership Capability, Organizational Change Capacity|

In the first blog, I said that a meaningful, compelling purpose—a shared aspiration or goal that captures the hearts, minds and energy of every person on the team—is required for an organization to work as one team.  Without a compelling common purpose, individuals and groups stray toward self-interest and [...]