What Will You Miss About the Pandemic?

Earlier this year, as the pandemic was starting, I read a wonderful memoir by Cathal Kelly: Boy Wonders. Cathal is a sportswriter for the Globe and Mail here in Canada. I am in general not a big follower of sports writers since I tend not to follow sports too closely. However, the first time I […]

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The 4…no wait, 3 Types of Change Leader

With the need to adjust and grow your business during a pandemic, as a manager in your organization, you’ll need to become a Change Leader, and work with others trying to do the same. Some will be naturals at this. Their initiative will succeed. They will become highly respected, even admired, in their organization. Their […]

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The First Thing You Have to Get Right/Podcast Blog #2

Hi there, and welcome to our second podcast blog! I have a great story for you today, straight “from the trenches”! The previous podcast was all about setting direction to thrive in the face of this pandemic. And you heard me say that implementing this new direction, would likely be the biggest change project you […]

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Enough Pandemic Gloom – Time for Positivity and Control/Podcast Blog #1

Welcome to our first podcast blog! This podcast blog is about countering this pandemic with some positivity and control: why it’s appropriate to be more optimistic right now; how you and your organization can take charge of your current business environment; and, five steps you can take right now to build positive momentum in the […]

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Something to make you feel better

How are you feeling? I sincerely wish that you are able to read this because you are well, and because you are not preoccupied with one of your loved ones feeling sick. I hope that you and your loved ones continue to avoid staying clear of Covid-19. So, since you and yours are hopefully healthy, […]

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Covid-19: Calamity or Opportunity? You Decide

We are hearing so much negative news about Covid-19, and it seems to be accelerating (both the negative news as well as the active cases and deaths, unfortunately). And it is very important to take advice delivered by public health professionals and infectious disease specialists very seriously (and maybe ignore some of the chatter from […]

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Need OCM? Not in these 4 Situations

Since many of my PM colleagues know I am in organizational change management (OCM), they will call me now and then to ask whether I could help. Or, they will call me to see what kind of change management resource they should get for their project. Often their instincts are right and their situation does need […]

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So, You Wanna Be a Change Management Consultant?

My son’s friends were over the other night watching a sports event. They are all partway through university and beginning to think seriously about their careers. One of them asked me what I did for a living. Being a change management consultant, I knew better than to say that. Unless people have experience working with […]

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Change Management: DIY or Hire?

As a project manager you often need organizational change management on your project. But should you try and do it yourself, with your current project resources, or should you hire an external consultant? As an external change management consultant myself, who gets hired onto projects, here is my perspective of when it makes sense to […]

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Project Lessons Learned: From Dread to Fun

If there is a project activity that defines love-hate relationships, Lessons Learned is it. At the start of the project, most people are enthusiastic about capturing Lessons Learned sometime before the project team disperses. That’s because they feel this activity is a key element of that fabled entity, ‘the learning organization’ – and who doesn’t […]

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