Category Archives: Change Management

Old habits die hard……but they don’t have to!!

We have all probably heard the expression “old habits die hard” and most likely we have all experienced the reality of that saying. Just the other day I went to reach for the toaster to toast my morning bagel and it wasn’t there! It took me a moment to remember that we had changed the…

Change: is it really a scary proposition?

Change is something that encompasses our lives in every sense. Whether it is the development of a new relationship, career change, birth of a child, beginning of a marriage, etc. Change often equates a great learning curve and potentially lots of stress. Yet where would we be without change? Think of where we would be…

Learn from failure: The three key activities of Adaptive Leadership

Entrepreneurship is essential to economic development providing new jobs and innovative technologies. A large number of new ventures, however, fail.  Their failure nevertheless is essential for the sustainability of the economic ecosystem; just as death is essential to ecological ecosystems.  Research has repeatedly found that defunct businesses release a wealth of knowledge and resources that…

The missing ingredient in leading change: let’s talk courage!

Throughout my experience and life as an agent of change I have often heard and read that to manage change we must have great methodologies and processes in order to ensure that it is neat and somewhat procedural. Well that’s the theory of things but my experience has been much messier than any neat methodology…

The Three Stages of Change That Every Leader Should Know

The magic of discomfort and how leaders can help others navigate through transitions. Have you ever been in a situation that took you completely out of your comfort zone? How were you feeling? What thoughts were running through your mind? Did you want to somehow turn back time and wish for yesterday? We have all…

Gérer à travers le changement ou se débrouiller dans le chaos

(Caroline Samne et Katharine Evans) Le contexte économique actuel est en pleine évolution et nous vivons dans un monde plus en plus concurrentiel. Par conséquent, la capacité de diriger et de gérer à travers le changement est une compétence clé qui ne devrait pas être négligée. Il est marquant donc combien de dirigeants semblent déléguer…

Lead Through Change or Muddle Through Chaos

In today’s rapidly evolving and increasingly competitive world the ability to lead and manage change is a key competency that cannot be neglected.  It is shocking therefore how many leaders appear to simply download the “change management” piece to everyone but themselves. Change management (or organizational transformation) includes restructuring, new vision, periods of growth, downsizing,…

From strategy to execution-or not?

So you have invested the time, energy and resources to put together a strategic plan and you are so proud of the results and outcome. Now what? According to the Balanced Scorecard Collaborative more than 70% of organizations who have a strategic plan do not execute on it? Why do you think that may be? What are…