Working through layers can help today’s Covid-era organizations adapt to change resulting in less ghosting, more commitment.
Category Archives: Change & Transition
Post Pandemic Choices: Work-Life Balance is Winning
Post-pandemic planning and work: It isn’t just about the money in this survey of 4K+ workers who want better work-life balance and will change jobs if they cannot get it: A new survey from the flexible and offsite/remote jobs site FlexJobs is out with results from over 4,600 workers about their jobs, careers and whatContinue reading “Post Pandemic Choices: Work-Life Balance is Winning”
Leadership Quality Wins: Moving Beyond 10,000 Hours
What wins the race? It is the leadership quality and finesse of multiple factors that wins, not the novice conceit of speed, or the number of hours of practice. From the book, “Inner Speed Secrets: Mental Strategies to Maximize Your Racing Performance,” by Ronn Langford and Ross Bentley share insights into the nuances that also applyContinue reading “Leadership Quality Wins: Moving Beyond 10,000 Hours”
Prioritizing through Tragedy, War, Conflict and Peace
How do leaders make sense of things, especially difficult, urgent, strategic things that may include shock, pain, tragedy, as well as stress and churn? There are many lessons learned about continuously verifying and updating our information, our data, and the need to clarify, test and refocus on our organization’s purpose. The 2021 update of thisContinue reading “Prioritizing through Tragedy, War, Conflict and Peace”
5 Strategies to Lead Change Using Liberating Structures, DPPE
Featured: Five key concepts and supporting research and tools will help you lead through adaptive change in a VUCA world, one that is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous, as presented in Mexico City for CPA firm leaders at the Russell Bedford International conference, yet applicable for any leader.
One Overlooked Element that Can Stop or Supercharge Any Project, DPPE
Leaders know that good data is essential to good decisions. But what data? Finding the right data, at the right time, from the right sources is critical. Data is the first of four elements from a simple acronym DPPE that stands for Data, Purpose, Plan, Evaluate. DPPE is an easy way to describe and categorize project phases asContinue reading “One Overlooked Element that Can Stop or Supercharge Any Project, DPPE”
Courage for New Leaders To Listen and Learn in the New Year
It takes courage to listen. Whether it’s a first or fifth transition to a new leader role, these non-profit leadership lessons learned are timeless. Pause, reflect, choose (from horse-guided leadership & learning.) In your first months, resist the urgent and not important tasks and follow these practical steps to ensure your success.
Think like an Entrepreneur: Be AntiFragile No Matter Where You Work
So many things can change quickly in the 21st century work world that it helps us to polish our natural abilities toward adaptive change. How can you FRAME an approach to entrepreneurial change that helps you adapt to a business climate that is always changing?
A History of Performance Appraisals: Letting Go to Power New Culture
Performance ratings are part of ancient, really ancient, history. Are we ready yet to let go of individual performance appraisals (reviews, evaluations) to fully embrace achievement-oriented, team cultures?
Beyond Resilience: Givers, Takers, Matchers and Anti-Fragile Systems
“Our focus on removing or minimizing randomness has actually had the perverse effect of increasing fragility.” How can we work through this paradox in organizations? Assistant Professor Adam Grant’s recent works provides insights. As a follow-on exploring the concept of anti-fragile systems that I blogged about earlier, consider the power of Dr. Grant’s recent work on Givers,Continue reading “Beyond Resilience: Givers, Takers, Matchers and Anti-Fragile Systems”