Eight Best Practices of Change Management: Sponsorship

Eight Best Practices of Change Management: Sponsorship

We often hear that, if leadership is not involved, the change needed for a successful project is doomed.  However, involving leadership is not enough, change needs sponsorship. Every change initiative project needs a sponsor.  Sponsors help allocate budgets and resources, align critical stakeholders, work through cross organizational conflicts, and provide visible leadership and support for

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Acquiring project sponsorship is a practical first step to ensuring project success. But, not everybody can or should be a sponsor.  “Sponsor” is an active title that connotes participation and involvement.  Sponsors can vary by level and by functional area and there may be more than one person needed to truly provide sponsorship for a change effort.

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John Quereto

John Quereto is a seasoned executive and veteran organizational change consultant. His 20+ years of business facing experience have been spent helping solve real world business issues at multi-national companies such as Accenture, Chevron, Cargill, Wells Fargo, Nortel Networks, Novell, Cisco Systems, Applied Materials, Robert Half International, HMS Host, as well as others. Familiar with work in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, John works to be the catalyst for strategic change and advocates for transparent, ethical and sustainable change within organizations. He has worked as a CEO, COO, Operations Manager, HR Manager, Trainer, Consultant, and Business Owner. After his 14 years with Expressworks, he believes he is just as excited about the field of change as the day he started…maybe even more excited!

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