The term “fail fast” is in fashion now thanks to design thinking. Unfortunately, most leaders aren’t clear on what types of failures they’re looking for and what types should be avoided at all costs. This article outlines the difference.
Don’t get in the middle of feedback between your team. If someone comes to you, encourage them to share the feedback directly. Doing otherwise encourages passive-aggressiveness and reduces the value of feedback. Here are the steps to build that muscle in your team members.
Leading through change is incredibility difficult and requires significant energy, patience, self-control, and stamina. Use these techniques to build your resilience over the short-, medium-, and long-term.
Leading through change is a particularly difficult assignment. I’m conducting sessions to help leaders in a large multinational cope with their reactions to a major organizational transformation and I thought it would be valuable to share my advice with you. I started in the previous post talking about the importance of reflection. Today, I’m focused […]
Leading through change is a particularly difficult assignment. You’re expected to mobilize your team while you’re struggling to master yourself. This month, I’m conducting sessions with the leaders in a large multi-national company to help them cope with their own reactions to a major organizational transformation, to better position them to cascade the change to […]
My favorite source of topics for posts are the questions I get at the end of my speeches. Last week, I was giving the opening keynote in a room full of mayors and local government representatives. The speech was called, “Change Has Changed.” It’s about the challenges of leading teams through perpetual change…the kind that […]
I hear people talk about change in organizations as if it’s something new. That’s total crap. Change has been around for as long as business has. But I do think it’s fair to say that something’s different now. Change has changed. It’s more frequent, more complex, and more iterative. There are multiple changes going on […]
It’s World Cup time again. This global football-fest is always a great source of teamwork stories, including that moment in 2010 when I got called as an “expert” to comment when France’s players refused to practice in protest of one of the star players being expelled. Well, Russia 2018 is providing its fair share of […]
I was working with a team recently that had developed a bit of a bad reputation. The management team of their organization had decided that they were complacent, stuck in the past, and not driving hard enough for growth. The team leader admitted that there was a kernel of truth in the statements but insisted […]