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10 Change your course questions CEO’s need to ask themselves

Questioning, one of my favorite activities. I’ve been spotting a lot of it lately, and that’s good. Whether it’s because we are entering the last month of the year or because people are feeling the need to reflect, we need to be constantly questioning the obvious. The obvious, if you’re succeeding, should also include this [...]

What are the common sources of resistance to change?

Scott Berkun has a great quote about resistance to ideas: The default state of an idea is non-adoption. Reflecting on this quote, it useful to consider why that is so. For many reasons, people, in any arena, will resist change. That is just the way it is, so it is best to expect it. While too [...]

How do you know when it’s time to innovate?

This is the third of a series of weekly posts where I will answer a few common questions about innovation. Please feel free to add your own response. Also, if you have any questions you think we should discuss, let me know. All the time. The best and most productive activity and organization can do, [...]

3 Questions to help you take charge of change

This is a guest post from John Baldoni. John is an internationally recognized leadership consultant, coach, author and speaker. This excerpt is adapted from his newest book, The Leader’s Pocket Guide. One reason we fear change is because we feel a loss of control. And while you cannot control the change process, you can control how [...]

3 fundamental lessons about change that strategists must understand

“You must accept the things you cannot change, have the courage to change the things you can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Serenity Prayer Like you, in my neck of the woods, I’ve observed that business leaders have a complete disregard for the forces of change in the world and much less [...]

When employees do not feel understood they resist change

Here’s an ongoing problem: When leadership tries to implement change within an organization, the biggest objection from employees usually is: “You don’t understand my situation.” What this statement really means is: “You do not know my job. You do not realize what I have to deal with on a regular basis, and now you are [...]

How Leaders can set the tone for innovation

Remember last month I told you about a client who told his staff that they needed to start thinking about what they’ve never thought about? Well this past week I went back to check up on them and see exactly what had happened since our last conversation. Absolutely nothing. I wasn’t surprised. The predictable ‘I [...]