Plan for Success First-Then Plan Your Strategy
10 Dec

Plan for Success First-Then Plan Your Strategy

Before you start planning your strategy (or project ), you have to do one very important step first: identify what the success criteria are going to be. Unfortunately many people skip this step. And that is a mistake – for several reasons: You want all decision makers to agree on what success is going to […]

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Your Strategic Plan is Ready. Is Your Organization?
25 Nov

Your Strategic Plan is Ready. Is Your Organization?

You and your senior team have agreed on your strategic plan and you are ready to implement. What comes next? Usually the knee-jerk response is to start working on your planned activities. But is your organization truly ready and fully onside? Is everyone on board? Can you expect resistance, and where will it come from? […]

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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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So, You Wanna Be a Change Management Consultant?
10 Jan

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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Leading Communications, Leading Change: Do’s and Don’ts
23 Sep

Leading Communications, Leading Change: Do’s and Don’ts

A lot has been written on how important communications is, and how to coordinate and manage communications. But what if you are a Project Manager or leader in an organization undergoing change? What’s your role in leading communications? What should you be doing, and what should you be delegating to others? In my years leading […]

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Secrets to a Great Communication Plan
06 Sep

Secrets to a Great Communication Plan

How management and staff communicate with one another plays a crucial role in employee morale, office atmosphere, and resulting quality of work done.  Good communication among all levels within an organization leads to increased productivity, trust, confidence, and strong working relationships. For that reason, paying attention to communications as part of a project is very […]

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