Culture Change: It Isn’t Easy, and It is Possible

In their article Changing an Organization’s Culture, Without Resistance or Blame, Tom DiDonato and Noelle Gill describe the approach they used to significantly shift the […]

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 […]

Communication Lessons from a Leader

There was a time when leaders thought that successful change management meant a well-developed and executed communications plan. As change professionals we have always known […]

The Answer to Change Success May Be in a Story

We tend to approach change like one of those mathematical word problems that were the bane of many high school and college students. If we […]

How Well is Your Change Management Approach Working?

How well is your change management approach working? When important change initiatives fail, all too often the finger gets pointed at the change practitioners for […]

Tell Them Why!

In a newly published Harvard Business Article Don’t Just Tell Employees Organizational Changes Are Coming — Explain Why, Morgan Galbraith cites a study reporting that […]

Change Management by the Numbers

While “The Hard Side of Change Management” was first published in Harvard Business Review in October 2005, it provides some important research findings to change […]

Change Lessons From Social Organizers

Societies don’t change. Organizations don’t change. People change.

Change and Emotion

As a profession, why do we approach major change rationally? We create the “case for change,” articulating all of the reasons that maintaining the status […]

Learning from Failure. Really!

There is no doubt that we, and the leaders that we serve, will make mistakes. As change practitioners, learning these lessons from Google can serve […]

Taking a “Both/And” Approach to Strategy Execution

In Good Strategy Execution Requires Balancing 4 Tensions by Simon Horan and Michael Connerty (Harvard Business Review” https://hbr.org/2017/11/good-strategy-execution-requires-balancing-4-tensions), the authors provide important insights for change […]

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