How “Together” is Your Management Team?
06 Dec

How “Together” is Your Management Team?

If your management team were a professional sports team, how good would it be? How well would everyone work together? How united would they be to achieve your strategy? If your team were a soccer/football team, how well would they play? Now, we usually don’t think of business teams this way, but Stephen Covey did. […]

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5 Traits of Great Change Leaders
02 Dec

5 Traits of Great Change Leaders

Change leadership is different from operational management, and often operational managers are thrust into having to be change leaders. Some rise to the occasion, become really good change leaders and succeed brilliantly. Others adopt only some good change leadership traits, and then struggle. And yet others cannot transition into this role and eventually harm their […]

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Aligning Leaders – A Success Story
30 Jul

Aligning Leaders – A Success Story

How valuable is aligning leaders for a business transformation? How about $80 million worth? We were working on a process transformation program with a North American executive team of a global company. There were seven executives, each incredibly competent, but very independent. This created silos that made collaboration and alignment tough. We used our Organizational […]

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Planning Your Business Transformation – 3 Watch Outs!
20 Jun

Planning Your Business Transformation – 3 Watch Outs!

If you do things right, you should have a good cross-section of activities do do your planning. These activities should be a good mix of technology, business process, communication, training, and so on. If you want to know how to get a good balance of activities for planning, you can check out some of the […]

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Herding Panthers – Aligning Executives for Fun and Profit
31 May

Herding Panthers – Aligning Executives for Fun and Profit

Aligning key decision makers can be tough. Senior leaders operate in an environment where individual competence is highly valued and rewarded. Add to this the competitive nature present in most, if not all, executives, plus the healthy ego required to operate at this level. Mix it all up, and it leads to a challenge to […]

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The 4…no wait, 3 Types of Change Leader
13 Nov

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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Good Change Program? 4 Ways to Tell
10 May

Good Change Program? 4 Ways to Tell

Once your project is complete, whether it was successful or not so much, how much can you thank (or blame) your change program? Every once in a while all of us come across blogs or articles that list why projects fail. At the top of the list every time is some lack of OCM, organizational […]

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Build a Winning Project Team with Champions
26 Apr

Build a Winning Project Team with Champions

Many projects need nothing more than a project team and a steering committee made up of local sponsors when it comes to the governance structure. But if you need to implement in more than one location, it helps to have someone there to champion that change for you. And if you have to roll out […]

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