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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7 Levels of Impact Investing

By |2019-09-24T15:39:59-06:00September 24th, 2019|Sustainability|

"Most impact investors and most businesses work at the intentions, endeavors, and results levels, even when they are attempting to be socially responsible. They do not take into consideration how much more is possible, even for a small business." Sustainability in business requires major shifts in thinking from the tried [...]

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 [...]

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

By |2019-10-22T11:53:58-06:00September 9th, 2019|@enable_change, Change Leadership Capability|

Beat the Hijackers In installment five of this blog series we learned the most important tool for keeping the brain safe from hijackers. BREATH In this installment, we will learn four more strategies for beating the hijackers. All of these strategies will be much easier [...]

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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 [...]

How Kaizen Makes a Difference in the Workplace

By |2019-08-23T09:10:55-06:00August 23rd, 2019|@enable_change|

When I first heard the word Kaizen, I thought this must have something to do with kayaking or meditation or meditating while kayaking. But I was a little off base. Kaizen derives from the Japanese words “kai” meaning “change” and “zen” meaning “good.” Improvement might be the English version of [...]

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 [...]

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