Change Management

Change is the only constant, but 50-70% of all intended change is not successful. Leading real change is difficult and it’s hard to thrive while going through an organizational change. In this collection of posts written by our partners learn how to talk to your team about change, create a change plan, manage change in your organization and manage the impact of change.

16
May

Succession Tsunami: Setting Up For a Successful Transition

Today, as baby boomers enter retirement age, over $2 trillion in business assets are at stake as most small business owners plan to exit their business over the next decade. In their survey, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business found that only 9% of business owners have a formal business succession plan. Small businesses are the heart of any economy;

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6
Dec

Nana’s Wisdom

Over the past weeks, I have spoken to several clients within different industries, and everyone seems to be experiencing the same thing: massive change, high stress, and not enough time. Added to the work challenge: worry about potential school strikes, waves of flu-like symptoms in the house and the natural stress of family holiday gatherings, things truly seem overwhelming in

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26
Aug

The Eggs are Broken – What are you Going to Make?

My family has taken to making a hot breakfast in the morning.  This is brand new for us.  Eggs for breakfast was not part of our regular run to school, sprint to the office, morning routine.  Each morning we get to decide what we are going to make, once we break the eggs.  It can be quite interesting what my

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18
Feb

Getting the Internal Help You Need to Manage Your Change

Transition monitoring teams are nothing new.  William Bridges spoke of them in his book Managing Transitions and Jeannie Duck, author of The Change Monster, also highlighted the value these teams can bring.  So why don’t more companies use these highly effective and engaging teams to assist in their organization transformations? I believe there are two reasons at play.  Some individuals

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2
Mar

Digital Transformation Starts With Cultural Transformation

One of the key components of Digital Transformations is how to use technology as a means to better understand the customer and improve the end-to-end experience. In a recent webinar, Brendan Witcher, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research shared some startling facts about how companies are defining and executing against their digital strategies. He shared that although 48% of firms have

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10
May

Making the Shift from Telling to Listening – How to Talk to Your Team about Change

I recently had a client comment that the most valuable role their leader played during a change in their organization was “patiently listening to me, not correcting or defending, just listening to me as I worked to come to terms with the change”.  The employee was able to move forward as a result of the effective listening skills demonstrated by

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9
Jan

Is Your Company Reorganizing? 5 Steps for Thriving Through the Change

In my consulting work I am often involved in creating organizational change, and then directly confronted by the challenges surfaced as I coach managers and executives through the transition. Over time, I have concluded that there are five key actions people need to consciously perform in order to manage significant change. If followed, these will vastly improve your chances of

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7
Mar

Think You Want a Culture of Accountability?

So you think you want a culture of accountability? Well that’s great! There is a significant amount of evidence that organizations with accountable people have higher engagement and performance; simply Google “link between accountability and performance” and you will have over 100,000 articles to validate this point. But let’s assume your “gut” instinct is already there, and the promise of

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29
Feb

Leading Real Change…

The demands of the marketplace and the pace of change in organizations is accelerating at an astounding rate. If you are working, you can really see it and feel this. Much has been written about change management yet since 1995, research has repeatedly shown that 50-70% of change initiatives fail. Business leaders are struggling to affect real change. Change is

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