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“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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Purpose meets passion

By |2020-01-07T11:39:42-07:00December 10th, 2019|@enable_change, Sustainability|

When purpose meets passion magic can happen and innovation is the engine. Perfumes have been with us since the Egyptians used them in religious ceremonies. It is thought that perfumes were used elites as status symbols, reminding all who come close of the wearer's status and power. The first "modern" [...]

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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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 [...]

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 [...]

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