About John Weathington

John Weathington is an organizational change expert that helps leaders transform organizations. For over 20 years, John has helped clients of all sizes including an impressive list of Fortune 100 firms to include Chevron, Adobe, Cargill, Wells Fargo, Cisco, Dell, Visa, PayPal (eBay), Hewlett Packard, Pacific Gas and Electric, Sun Microsystems, Hitachi Data Systems, and Silicon Graphics. In a recent effort, John helped the Vice President of multinational energy company transform his $3 billion business unit and realize a significant strategic shift that increased capability, flexibility, and profitability. He is routinely sought out by leaders who face a significant change and value their people and culture.

Engagement is a Two Way Street

By |2020-01-13T20:11:33-07:00December 5th, 2019|Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management, Mergers, Acquisitions & Reorganizations, Organizational Change Capacity|

Bringing Out the Heavy Artillery Do you want to know a secret about change management? Communication and training are important, but their effectiveness pales in comparison to Engagement. Now, I am not talking about engagement, I am talking about Engagement — with a capital E. We will get into [...]

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Tight Lips Sink Ships

By |2019-09-26T10:58:09-06:00September 26th, 2019|Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management, Mergers, Acquisitions & Reorganizations, Organizational Change Capacity|

Hello? Are you tired of sending out the same key messages to your workforce? Is your leadership team complaining about over-communicating the same messages without any new information? If this is your situation, then good. You are doing it right. Resist the temptation to hold back, despite desperate pleas [...]

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The Dream Team

By |2019-08-01T14:19:35-06:00August 1st, 2019|Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management, Mergers, Acquisitions & Reorganizations, Organizational Change Capacity|

Team: Just Another Four-Letter Word Have you ever wondered why IT projects always fail? Let's be real for a moment. If your definition of success involves wide-based, enthusiastic adoption of an IT solution, then the vast majority of IT projects are complete failures. There have been studies after studies, [...]

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Organizations Behaving Badly

By |2019-05-30T10:22:28-06:00May 29th, 2019|Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management, Mergers, Acquisitions & Reorganizations, Organizational Change Capacity|

A Force to be Reckoned With The unseen force your organization's culture puts on your transformation is often the insidious assassin that ultimately cuts its throat. Dramatic? Maybe. But, in the decades that I have been helping leaders deploy significant change in their organizations, culture always seems to be [...]

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I Can See Clearly Now

By |2019-04-17T10:30:10-06:00April 17th, 2019|Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management, Mergers, Acquisitions & Reorganizations, Organizational Change Capacity|

The Future Remains to Be Seen What will you look like in five years? Have you thought hard about that? What will you be doing? Who will your friends be? How will you be different in five years than you are today? If you are like most, you will [...]

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What Does the Tone from the Top Sound Like at the Bottom?

By |2019-03-26T18:22:15-06:00March 7th, 2019|Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management, Mergers, Acquisitions & Reorganizations, Organizational Change Capacity|

It's Your Fault, Again Improper leadership is the number one cause of large, failed efforts. I bet this is not the first time you have heard that, and yet large efforts continue to fail, and the culprit is always the leader (or leaders) in charge. There is no question [...]

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The Right Time to Burn a Bridge — When and How to Start Leading a Transformation

By |2019-01-31T13:49:03-07:00January 31st, 2019|Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management, Mergers, Acquisitions & Reorganizations, Organizational Change Capacity|

Burning Bridges In life and relationships, I eschew burning bridges. However, with organizations, sometimes that is the difficult call leaders must make. The provenance of our often-used phrase, “burning a bridge,” likely comes from military strategy. If a leader wanted their troops fully-committed to the end goal, they would [...]

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For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Strategic Importance of Managing Emotions Through a Major Transformation

By |2019-01-09T09:39:03-07:00December 21st, 2018|Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management, Mergers, Acquisitions & Reorganizations, Organizational Change Capacity|

A Pivotal Moment in Time Have you ever lost something (or someone) that was very important to you? How did that make you feel? What was your mental state? How did you behave during that time? Experiences like this are never pleasant to recall, but they are defining. Whether [...]

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How to Transform Your Organization Without a Major Revolt

By |2018-11-15T10:31:08-07:00November 15th, 2018|Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management, Mergers, Acquisitions & Reorganizations, Organizational Change Capacity|

Brace Yourself! This Wave Is Going to Be Big Sometimes we find the need to transform an organization — and sometimes the need finds us. I spent the better part of last year helping a major oil and gas company transform one of its business units. The business unit’s [...]

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