Archive for February, 2013

In Praise of Procrastination

Feb 27, 2013 No Comments by

. Sometimes it’s best to just quit. Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow? Before you panic and think that I’ve changed my entire proactive approach to helping organizations deal with change, let me explain. In today’s collection of change-related links from around the internet, we have stories about why it may make […]

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The 8 Whats of Communciation

Feb 21, 2013 2 Comments by

Change Agents are often asked to create and coordinate the delivery of critical messages about an upcoming change.   Over the years, I’ve seen some phenomenal communicators deliver powerful change messages using the written word, speeches, websites, multi-media presentations and all sorts of other tools. Common Denominators for Success: One thing each of these success […]

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Executing Strategy and the Comfort Zone

Feb 19, 2013 No Comments by

. This week’s stash of articles has ideas about inclusive leadership, taking on the tough work of implementing the strategies we dream up and an overview of the “Levers of Change”. . Enjoy the material, pass it along to your friends and continue to send along your ideas for future posts. .   1. No […]

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Activity or Accomplishment?

Feb 15, 2013 2 Comments

Sometimes it’s easier to get busy than it is to get things done… That can be a real problem for Change Agents. Of course we want our people and our teams to be cracking that whip and getting things done every hour of the work day. But are they working on the right priorities? Seeing […]

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The Change Curve

Feb 13, 2013 3 Comments

One of the more useful concepts that has arisen from the formal study of Organizational Change Management is the “Change Adoption Curve“. But before you toss it out as more consultant blather, I’d encourage you to consider its merits and limitations. The curve presents the simple idea that people tend to go through a predictable […]

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The Art of Showing Up

Feb 11, 2013 No Comments

. Today’s batch of change-related links covers topics that range from improving your company’s culture to being a better leader and practicing what I call “the art of showing up”. . Enjoy the articles and make it a great week! . 1. Cultivating Change By Showing Up: Change Agents know that it’s hard to generate momentum […]

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Attitude Determines Altitude

Feb 05, 2013 No Comments

    No single factor can make or break your success as a Change Agent more directly than the attitude you choose to bring to your work.     An honest, upbeat attitude can help you be helpful to others. It can enable you to create your own luck and build unseen momentum for your change.     […]

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Thinkin’ and Linkin’

Feb 02, 2013 No Comments

. Today’s collection of topics from around the internet includes some insights on Social Media, Project Management and The Pursuit of Perfection. Enjoy! -Steve . 1.  Vast Goals Require More than a Half-Vast Strategy: Change Agents (and Sponsors) take note: It’s hard to accomplish big changes without a well-formed strategy and rigorous follow-through. In this […]

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