“The Lord of the Rings” Lessons for Change Managers

By |2020-02-18T16:21:58-07:00January 27th, 2020|Change Leadership Capability, Collaboration, Leadership and Management|

Whatever your view of the “Lord of the Rings” books and movies, we can all agree on one thing: they don't have anything to say about change management. Or do they? I think any scholar in Middle-Earth who happened to ask the [...]

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Leadership: Better Outcomes Through Learning

By |2020-01-02T16:09:43-07:00December 19th, 2019|Change Leadership Capability, Collaboration, Leadership and Management|

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." - John F. Kennedy The first installment of this blog series defined terms relating to leadership and how negative outcomes within organizations can be avoided with good leadership and organizational learning.  In this installment, we will focus [...]

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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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Circular economy and opportunity

By |2019-11-18T20:22:24-07:00November 11th, 2019|@enable_change, Leadership and Management, Sustainability|

Opportunities co-exist with the challenges of transformation. Transformation to circular operations must undo decades, even centuries of unintended consequences. Original business models assumed an “anything goes” as far as design, resources and operations, as long as profitability goals were met. Moving from old business practice is challenging especially as areas [...]

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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