“Organizations often dedicate a lot of money and resources to change management, yet research shows the efforts often aren’t successful. Understanding why it happens and how to improve can lead to better outcomes. No organization these days can afford to …Read »”
Via the Change Samurai
Is life a series of successes and failures, or an experiment?I invite you to reflect on your life over the past five years. Consider the key events that shaped your experience, that helped form how you view the world today. How do you feel about those experiences? What is the story about your past that shapes how you see the world today?These questions came to me as I finished reading Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography, titled “Experiments in Truth”. Gandhi’s emphasis on life as an experiment is an important distinction to a typical perspective of life as a series of successes and failures.
Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, David Hain
Large companies all have different strategies and approaches to coming up with what’s new... But all of the really successful innovators with whom I’ve spoken do four things that help them discover new markets and product offerings...
The term “Play Big” gets thrown around like crazy lately. And you might wonder—what does that even mean or look like? How do I know if I’m playing small? I know this firsthand because I played small for most of my life.
Empathy, self-awareness and other emotional-intelligence traits are increasingly valued in the workplace (#teamautofollow Today’s leader needs EQ as much as IQ: Empathy, self-awareness and other emotiona...
The traditional view of management is to drive results at all costs. Be hard on employees and they will perform. That employees’ personal lives don't matter, as they have nothing to do with work. Yet we know today that employees’ personal and professional lives do collide. Today’s workplace environment calls for an evolved way of management and of leadership. Today’s managers need to tap into other motivators to get results and inspire the best performance from employees.
“ You probably know that working with a mentor is important to your career development. However, it can be a real challenge to find the perfect mentor and ask them to help you.”
Via Creativity For Life
While we all too often look to the characteristics of what a good leader is, they seem to be few and far between. Perhaps we need to focus more on the characteristics of bad leaders to expose this problem.
“Growth and Change Require Agile Leadership and Bedrock ValuesEntrepreneurThere are numerous studies on the strength of agile methodology in software development but an "agile'' strategy is applicable to leadership and management practices.”
“Why do people feel so miserable and disengaged at work? Because today's businesses are increasingly and dizzyingly complex -- and traditional pillars of management are obsolete, says Yves Morieux. So, he says, it falls to individual employees to navigate the rabbit's warren of interdependencies. In this energetic talk, Morieux offers six rules for "smart simplicity." (Rule One: Understand what your colleagues actually do.)”
In a workplace infused with top down, hierarchical, departmental silos, change management is the new requirement for leadership success. With a market comprised of fickle consumers and workplaces brimming with employee identity crises, leadership success requires more patience, poise, and time-to-think – and the ability to seamlessly connect the dots of opportunity. The marketplace requirements to compete are evolving so quickly that leadership is struggling to stay ahead of the course; unsuccessful efforts to be proactive and sustain organizational readiness will come at an extremely high cost. As such, the demand for leadership that is willing and capable of tackling change management head-on – already in short supply – is at a premium. Leadership in the 21st century not only requires the ability to continuously manage crisis and change – but also the circular vision to see around, beneath and beyond the obvious in order to anticipate the unexpected before circumstances force your hand. As you embark upon your change management journey, here are ten things that will challenge your capabilities as a change agent and potentially become defining moments along your leadership success path.
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