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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Tricks for Keeping the “NO!” Response from Hijacking the Brain Part Five

By |2019-10-22T11:49:12-06:00August 7th, 2019|@enable_change, Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management|

Beat the Hijackers So far in this blog series you have learned that stress as a physical and cognitive reaction is experienced when the brain perceives that someone or something has changed or plans to change something of perceived importance to you. This change often [...]

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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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Tricks for Keeping the “NO!” Response from Hijacking the Brain Part Four

By |2019-10-22T11:46:00-06:00July 10th, 2019|@enable_change, Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management|

Meet the Hijackers In Parts 2 and 3 of this blog series you learned about the mental and physical consequences of stress. In this part of the series we will discuss triggers. When the brain perceives that someone has made or plans to make a [...]

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Tricks for Keeping the “NO!” Response from Hijacking the Brain Part Three

By |2019-10-22T11:39:24-06:00June 6th, 2019|@enable_change, Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management|

That Can't Be Healthy In the second installment of this blog series we learned all stress, including change, triggers physiological reactions. Further these physiological reactions work in a feedback loop with the emotions raised by the stress response to diminish logical decision making, planning skills, [...]

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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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Tricks for Keeping the “NO!” Response from Hijacking the Brain Part Two

By |2019-10-22T11:29:15-06:00May 17th, 2019|@enable_change, Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management|

A Little Neuroscience In the first installment of this blog series we learned that change and stress are often related and that the initial "NO" that comes from hearing about a change can be a sign that a deeper, more immediate, overwhelming, and out-of-measure response [...]

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Career Transitions: A Survival Guide

By |2019-04-25T11:11:58-06:00April 25th, 2019|@enable_change, Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management|

In our last installment, we discussed how to build relationships with managers and an agreed upon organizational role. In this installation, we will explore ideas of how to work with the organization's senior management when the opportunity arises. Working with the Higher Ups It had been a stellar year. [...]

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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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