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 […]
So, you’re busy trying to get on with the next in line of never-ending changes in your organization but you’ve got THAT person on your team: The person who moans and complains at every request and drones on about how horrible everything is. First of all, I’m sorry you have to deal with that. Second, […]
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 […]
Last week, I helped 250 leaders kick off the new year and inspire them to lead the changes their organization will need to win. I had the last spot on the agenda, right before the big close by the CEO. I decided to use it to bring all the messages of the event down to […]
Most of the companies I have worked with have, at some point, stuck the word “one” in front of their company name and heralded it as a great new era. “We are now One Acme!” [Cue the trumpets and unfurl the banners.] To be fair, these efforts were in reaction to ever-deepening trenches between teams, […]