Change

April 24, 2014

It’s Time to Change the Way We Change…

  This post was originally published on Collective Matters on March 19th, 2014. There is a common theme that we see in organizations today. Change.  Change is hard.  Change is constant.  We change too much.  We change too fast.  We don’t leave time for one change to stick before we change it again…..Sound familiar? These […]
February 13, 2014

Three Leadership Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

  Are your perceptions as a manager causing your team to fall short?  Mine did, and recognizing that my own perceptions were hindering my ability to lead my team to success was one of the biggest wake up calls I’ve had as a leader. We all have a set of perceptions that guide how we interpret and […]
February 6, 2014

Building Leadership Capability

  Leadership is like magic. It’s reserved for the legendary few who are gifted with the secrets of being able to inspire others and stir something in them that mystically changes those people forever.  Simply being in the presence of one of these gifted leaders can profoundly affect anyone lucky enough to be in the […]
July 22, 2012

If You Want People to Change, Buy Them a Cup of Coffee

  I visited a Starbucks the other day.  It’s not something I do a lot but I was on my way to work with a client and thought I would grab a cup of coffee for my ride. I chose to use the drive through window and as I pulled up to pay for my […]
July 10, 2012

The 8 Vectors of Organizational Change

  When I was back in college and thought I was smart enough to become an engineer, I remember learning all about vectors in physics class.  A vector is an arrow that represents direction and force.  As I work with organizations to help them manage change, the same concept comes into play.  When a business […]
May 11, 2012

If You Want to Change Your Business, Start With These 3 Steps

  Much of the work that I do is focused on helping businesses go from where they are to where they want to be.  I always work hard to make sure that the changes I help businesses make are sustainable, meaning that the leaders in the business are the ones to drive the change.   […]
May 16, 2011

Why Culture Change is Hard

  A lot of the work that I do with businesses and organizations is around culture change. Most businesses have the potential to be more successful if their environment is one that causes the people in the organization to fully commit to it’s mission. The right culture, along with the coaching and connection that happen […]
February 20, 2011

Leaders Change Perspective, That Changes Everything

  There’s a group of leaders that I’m working with for one of my clients and recently one of them pulled me aside and said “I want to thank you for changing who I am.” While hearing a statement like that is one of the most satisfying things I can experience in my line of […]
September 27, 2010

Change Management, For Yourself

  I’ve worked with several leaders who struggle with the conflict between what they feel like they have to do for the business and what they sincerely enjoy. Sometimes there is even a difference between what the business needs from a leader and the kind of leader they want to become. Let’s face it, leadership […]
August 25, 2010

Culture Change, It Could Happen

  Watching culture change happen within a business is something that makes a lasting impression. There are many organizations that don’t understand why culture is so important and many more that want to change it but don’t know how. I’ve even read articles like this one, that suggest it may not even be possible. Culture change, to […]