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Change Management, Daryl Conner, and Open Space Agility ~ ACMP (Updated)

We’ve been talking to some terrific change management consultants and leaders over the last few months. We’ve being doing Skype video interviews. And now, we’re talking with Daryl Conner keynoter at the Association for Change Management Conference 2011 in May. Just in time: ChangeManagementResources.com is getting Skype video interviews.


TRENDS: Imagination, Passion, Innovation and Change as the New Pillars of Business

It’s not surprising to me that creativity and imagination, with social media listening, could be a key gateway to the future. I’ve certainly experienced what a lack of it does to work environments. Brian Solis, a respected author, blogger, national speaker who hits it right on regarding traits that represent the future of business.


Three Tenets of Mastering the Unknown, Leadership through Ambiguity

If it is about sense-making in ambiguous business situations, I’m intrigued, especially as we live ever more in a VUCA world, one that is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. VUCA is a term coined by Bob Johansen, a Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for the Future, a think-tank with high-profile clients and staying power. Note: […]


Strategic Agility: Adapting to Now & Next

What is Strategic Agility? There’s ample evidence that, no matter how much analysis and planning is done, strategic planning is inherently flawed, quickly out of date, and rendered ineffective due to slow and incomplete execution. This post gives examples as well as an overview of three consultant perspectives highlighting principles of strategic agility and execution including tactical choices for competitive advantage.


Right Sizing Your Education Options

Scott Wachtmann, who recently completed a non-traditional high school and higher education course of study, guest authors this post with a fresh view into education. If you are in higher education or are facing high school and college education choices for yourself or have children who are, you may find his story compelling as well as informative. Scott shares links and resources as well as his story.


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Data-driven People Energy for Agile, Adaptable Change and High Performance: How can things be better?   Prepare for challenging or pivotal meetings or retreats, so you can fully participate Involve your organization’s members fully to revise  or drop business processes that are not delivering results Work through challenging team problems to build better productivity Examine work practices […]


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Control Issues in Teams: How Do You Take Charge?

People don’t resist changes, they resist being controlled… The second of of the MCG series in helping leaders and teams develop skill in order to meet changing goals. Also includes “change AND die,” the Leadership Control model, and “resistance is a resource” references.


Business and Happiness: Gardens, Woods and Rest to Make it Happen

“Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit.” Work/life balance post including research on happiness, and local delights of the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market, including Pilar’s tamale lunch special.


Status Quo Shakedown Meets Right Action

There’s comfort in friendship and community. There can also be blind spots and status quo problems inherent in comfort-based systems, sometimes tragically so, when the blind spots are very large.