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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“What do I focus on, when leading a change?”/Podcast Blog #3
24 Feb

“What do I focus on, when leading a change?”/Podcast Blog #3

This was a question a prospective client asked me recently, someone who was just put in charge of leading a change at their company.     “What would you advise me to make sure I don’t overlook, things I just have to get right?” Three things popped into my mind immediately, and I shared these […]

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Before Planning, Plan for Success First!
24 Feb

Before Planning, Plan for Success First!

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

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Stakeholders: How to find out what’s really going on
10 Feb

Stakeholders: How to find out what’s really going on

There is a science and an art to managing change, and especially when it comes to identifying who can trip you up in a project. This activity, known as a stakeholder analysis or assessment, is the first and most important activity when managing change on a project. An earlier blog covered what questions you need […]

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