About Marsha Caldwell

Marsha Caldwell enjoys helping clients envision, lead and implement change that benefits the business and provides employees with opportunities to do meaningful, creative work. She believes clarity and clear, consistent messaging are a vital part of the journey to sustainable change. Marsha spends a good bit of her time looking for the “perfect” word and trying not to take herself too seriously.

Putting Credibility First

By |2019-12-04T14:11:16-07:00December 4th, 2019|@enable_change, Change Leadership Capability, Organizational Change Capacity|

In the third paragraph of this article, Augusto Giacoman states a hard truth about leading change: "People will not believe a message that presses the case for change if they don't believe the messenger." We at Expressworks agree. Credibility is critical to effective change leadership. Unless leaders establish credibility [...]

Changing Company Culture Requires a Movement, Not a Mandate

By |2019-09-19T14:44:55-06:00September 19th, 2019|@enable_change, Change Leadership Capability, Organizational Change Capacity|

The first sentences of this article grab your attention like the opening lines of a good novel. But Bryan Walker and Sarah Soule aren’t writing fiction; they’re describing the elusive force that drives most businesses: culture. “Culture,” the authors say, “is like the wind. It is invisible, yet its [...]

If You Want to Get Better at Something, Ask Yourself These Two Questions

By |2019-08-23T10:49:57-06:00August 27th, 2019|@enable_change, Health, Safety & Environmental Programs|

Change requires doing things differently. And doing things differently requires dealing with the uncomfortable, the awkward, and the difficult. I love finding simple concepts that help explain complexity, especially when it’s the complexity I’m particularly passionate about: change – individual and organizational. (They are really the same since organizations [...]

The Key to Changing Organizational Culture

By |2019-08-22T15:49:19-06:00August 19th, 2019|@enable_change, Change Leadership Capability, Organizational Change Capacity|

Since I have become dependent on getting short bursts of information from the small devices I hold in my hand, this article on organizational culture change by John Kotter fits comfortably into my device-sized frame of mind. First, it's short. Second, it contains two of the most impactful paragraphs on [...]

Closing the Gender Gap in Tech — It’s Time to Act

By |2018-10-17T09:48:34-06:00October 17th, 2018|@enable_change, Change Leadership Capability, Organizational Change Capacity|

As a woman who has lived through the civil rights and women’s movements from the sixties to the present, Melinda Gates’ study on gender equality in tech companies brings disappointing news on both fronts. “Unsurprisingly, the gender gap in computing degrees translates to a gender gap in the tech [...]

The Culture Factor

By |2018-10-08T09:32:40-06:00October 9th, 2018|@enable_change, Change Leadership Capability, Collaboration, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management, Organizational Change Capacity|

While there is a question about who actually said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast (or lunch),” there is little disagreement about the impact of culture on the workings of a company. This is probably why Harvard Business Review dedicates a five-article spotlight to “The Culture Factor” in its January-February [...]

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