Company Changes

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 […]
May 30, 2012

Best Buy is Reinventing Their Business, Will They Make It?

  I read a story about Best Buy in the Wall Street Journal recently and it seems that interim CEO Mike Mikan is ready to reinvent the business and make it “more relevant, more intelligent and more nimble”.  It will be interesting to watch this play out and see if they can adapt their big […]
March 4, 2012

3 Things To Remember When Leading Change

  A lot of the work that I do with businesses revolves around helping them manage change.  If a business plans to be successful for longer than a month or two, change will be necessary at some point.  One of the first things I do is help them stop thinking about managing change and start […]
October 17, 2011

Do Something, Even if its Wrong

  Every now and then I like to take a quote that I come across and look at what it really means in our lives, our businesses, and our quest to be more effective leaders.  Quotes can be valuable tools for us as we work to think about things differently or see them from a […]
April 9, 2009

Remove the Roadblocks

  As an executive coach I have the privilege of working with some amazing business leaders. It’s extremely satisfying to help these executives make a small shift in their perspective and then watch them use their new outlook to make changes, sometimes dramatic, in their own behavior. Sometimes a very simple idea can make measurable […]
March 17, 2009

Harvest Time

  Recently, I was having a conversation with a client when he mentioned that they were working harder to develop their leaders now, during the challenging economy.  I asked him how they were justifying the investment of time and money given that their business was well short of their revenue targets.  He said, “our philosophy […]