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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Can you measure change management? Yes! It’s 2.6m
12 Apr

Can you measure change management? Yes! It’s 2.6m

When you think about it, some change management activities seem very abstract. For example, “create an environment for change” Or, “manage change resistance”. These seem very important, and what change management is supposed to do. But, don’t they just seem so nebulous and vague? These seem on par with “eliminate global hunger”, or “attain world […]

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AI: WTF* is it really?
30 Mar

AI: WTF* is it really?

I don’t know about you, but as much as I am fascinated by Artificial Intelligence (AI), I am hard pressed to give you a definition of what it is, exactly. I can throw out an alphabet soup of acronyms and jargon with the best of ‘em: IoT, BI, RPA, IVA, AR, VR, E-I-E-I-O (not to […]

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Becoming a Data Superhero – Ojoswi’s Story
11 Mar

Becoming a Data Superhero – Ojoswi’s Story

After several years of working on the technical side of IT implementations, I found myself becoming more and more of a technology generalist. Technical Architect, Project Manager, Sr. Business Analyst, etc., were some of the career choices in front of me. However, the nature of work was mundane and lacked the angle with which I […]

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Turn Reluctant Leadership Around in 5 Steps
22 Feb

Turn Reluctant Leadership Around in 5 Steps

Here it is, the third and final blog in the series on change leadership. The first blog highlighted the key traits of excellent change leaders. The second blog covered what the four types of Change Leader are and how to work with them. This blog is on how to align all those different types of […]

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