The Mental Cost of Secrets

Your sponsor seems to do it with some regularity. He shoots the messenger. Now you have a message to deliver, and it isn’t good news. […]

Why Take a Walk?

Sometimes the day-to-day work of a change practitioner can feel very routine. But especially as you take on more responsibility supporting major change initiatives, those […]

Transformation Comes in Many Flavors

If you are a change practitioner, transformation is a word that most likely permeates more and more of your conversations, more and more of your […]

A Change Lesson from Game of Thrones

Carmine Gallo knows a lot about communication. Among other things, he is the author of Five Stars: The Communication Secrets to Get from Good to […]

Are You Ready to Leave Your Plateau?

Research has shown that for most people, performance plateaus after a couple of years. This is true whether you are looking at job performance, performance […]

Present Better; Influence More

As change practitioners, we are constantly in the position of having to influence others. Among other things, we are recommending that the leaders we support […]

The Importance of Organizational Beauty in the face of AI

Tim Leberecht begins his TED talk (“Four Ways to Build a Human Company in the Age of Machines”) by stating “Half of the human workforce […]

Do More. Do Smarter. Chuck the “To Do” List.

How many items are on your “To Do” list? How many of these lists do you keep? It may be time to tear them up, […]

What Type of Change Leader Are You Serving?

In his book Leading at the Edge of Chaos, Daryl Conner offers a set of change leadership archetypes. The Anti-Change Leader: Recognizing the disruption that […]

A New Application of an Old Model

In this TED talk Martin Danoesastro asks, “What are you willing to give up to change the way we work?” He begins with a video […]

Change and the Three Brains

As a change practitioner, how often do you listen to your three brains? Neuroscience research has shown that we each have three fully functioning brains. […]

Put People First

TED has compiled seven talks associated with structural changes and change success. While each has something to contribute, reviewing them all would be too much […]

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