Business insights can come from unexpected places, including children’s literature. Science fiction writer Orson Scott Card paints a marvelous portrait of people management, vividly contrasting what motivates and what demoralizes, and what creates excellence versus lackluster results.
Tag Archives: Change Management
I saw an interesting phrase the other day that I felt I needed to address: selling change. Wondering through several facets of the analogy presented by the idea of selling change, my mind began to chase a series of questions. See if any of these strike you. And at the end, please offer your own » Read More
How can you approach organizational change without first knowing where people are in their change readiness? The change model presented here is the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) coupled with key components of Lewin’s Change Theory. This approach to organizational change focuses attention on the individual with the assumption that organizational change is the collective change of » Read More
In a refreshing interview, CEO Jim Franklin shares his company’s views on employee engagement. SendGrid’s approach to job design is both exhilarating and gutsy.
Doug Conant, former CEO, Campbell Soup, said it many times, and he did again in a recent interview: “Successful leaders should treat their leadership as a craft to be carefully honed and ever improving.” Leadership as a craft is an interesting attitude to adopt. Leaders need to continue to grow and develop because times change, » Read More
As market conditions, budgets and consumer needs change, companies will have to adjust to remain successful. However, change is one five letter word that often strikes fear into teams and employees. According to a study conducted by IBM, the need for company leaders to lead change is growing, but the necessary leadership skills are diminishing. » Read More
In your organization or on your team, think for a moment about what you’d most like to see happen over the next 6 months to 2 years. Give yourself a minute… Now would you say your greatest vision for your team or your organization is: Do what we’re doing, only better, more effectively or more » Read More
No matter what anybody says, CHANGE is difficult. Yes, for all of us, because we all deal with CHANGE on our own time schedules. The reality is that CHANGE is a way of life in 2013 that causes stress all around us – both good and less-than-stellar stress. So take a minute to ponder. When you » Read More
Spring is finally here and it’s time to refresh flowerbeds, plant gardens, and enjoy a green lawn again. There’s just one annoying thing in the way – weeds! Well, that’s easily solved with a bit of weed pulling. With a small hand trowel and about 15 minutes of work, I can have a weed-free flowerbed » Read More
CHANGE is the number one constant factor in all growing businesses. What worked well yesterday or last month may not work today or next year. Staff, scheduling, finance, marketing… all of these are facets of business where quality leadership is needed in navigating the changes a growing business faces. Many of these challenges revolve around » Read More