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April 12, 2017
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How to Lead Sustainable Change

Most people think change is hard.  In business, whether it’s a process change or a complete cultural shift, I hear leaders and managers consistently frustrated with the speed and success of change on teams and in organizations.  They describe teams as resistant to change, stuck in their ways, and comfortable with the status quo. They […]
March 22, 2017

Waiting for Change

I was working with a team not too long ago and, during a discussion on a particular organizational change, one of the team members stated, “We need someone at the top to own this and drive it.” While the words may differ from person to person, it’s pretty common to hear individuals in an organization […]
March 13, 2017

You Don’t Have All the Answers…So Have Great Questions

I watch a lot of managers work really hard to show up with all of the answers. It’s a natural impulse for a leader to want to solve all of the problems, know everything, and help people with information.  Typically, though, the unintended consequence of this is, well, you have to have all of the […]
September 13, 2010

Are You Limiting Growth?

  I worked with a leader once who would make her mind up and then spend lot’s of time and other people’s effort finding and creating data that would support her decision. Virtually any piece of information that backed up her thinking was showcased, while any competing statistics were quickly dismissed by her, and anyone […]