“Energy flows where intention goes.” Rhonda Byrne Okay I get it, if there is one aspect of our work in Change Management that leaders zoom in on, it is the need to deal with … [Read more...] about Focusing on ‘managing resistance’? You are missing the point (and damaging engagement)
I always laugh when I see the new Snickers commercials—I admit it, I sometimes even rewind them. They remind me that “You’re not yourself when you’re under the stress of … [Read more...] about “You’re a little loopy when you’re hungry.” Working at the limits of change capacity
Are organizations leveraging internal social media today? According to media reports, internal social media is beginning to get traction: “As social networks increasingly dominate … [Read more...] about Internal social media – engaging your organization – a status check (Part 2 of 2)
What if our organization was energized? If everyone understood the vision and the strategy and contributed enthusiastically to moving us forward? How would we talk to each other? … [Read more...] about Internal social media – engaging your organization – a status check (Part 1 of 2)
A question. Actually a conversation of questions and lots of listening. Why? Because it’s not what you know that will engage your people – it’s what they know. So, what do they … [Read more...] about Leaders: What is the single most powerful technique to build commitment (and defuse resistance) for your strategy?
Seeing as the real punch line is why, let’s get the answer on the table: teenagers. That’s right. Let’s face it – we were all teenagers once so we should be able to relate to … [Read more...] about Who are “the most fully, crucially adaptive human beings around”? And what does this finding mean for Change Management?
If you recognize that your organization needs either a wholesale culture change (as Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop expressed this week (2)) or tweaking in certain units, this book will … [Read more...] about How can you change your organization’s culture? Book Review: “Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture (1)
In Change Management Communities of Practice, project professionals often discuss what to do about resistance. It often quickly comes down to how to re-direct, re-assign or even … [Read more...] about Resistance: “it is easier to ‘change’ someone else than to change ourselves”
This question, posted on LinkedIn, prompted some very interesting debate. My full response follows. Perhaps, more important than "mistakes", the dialogue points to great … [Read more...] about “The Top 3 Common Mistakes made on a change engagement”
"But remember this –- I never suggested that change would be easy, or that I could do it alone. Democracy in a nation of 300 million people can be noisy and messy and … [Read more...] about “noisy and messy and complicated”