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. It stands for Data, Purpose, Plan, Evaluate.
Let it go, let it go, let it go! It takes courage, tenacity and teamwork to let go of performance appraisal practices and industrial age thinking. In our post 9-11, post financial, no-such-thing as “New Normal” world, business models continue to evolve dramatically and surprise us. Yes, the old relic of performance appraisal from twentiethContinue reading “6 Steps Beyond Industrial Age Performance Appraisals”
“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”
“There isn’t anything so practical as” a good model to help leaders, change agents and advocates explain what is happening in change and transition, paraphrasing Kurt Lewin. An informed change leader can head off the deadly effects of compliance and indifference and increase true, community commitment with a good set of tools, facilitation skills and change research, informed by timelyContinue reading “Two Tried & True Change Models – Evergreen for Agile Change”
How many times has the question been asked, “What is management vs. what is leadership?” This question, which is actually about power and influence, seems as if it may never die. A web search on the difference between the two delivers 176 million results.
As the technology age moves us along, innovation has been heralded as one of the few growth spaces left, and the power of community, think social media, is the other. Do they blend? Does creativity have a place in how this can happen? Enter change. It is important to keep change leadership andContinue reading “Change, Innovators, Creativity and Community, Will it Blend?”
Leverage is a reason that leaders use when choosing to work in collaboration as well as hire consultants, who have the skills of helping leaders see multiple perspectives. This is especially an asset when dealing with difficult, complex, even wicked problems. This quote rings true in our experience with change projects: “If knowledge isContinue reading “Knowledge, Passion and Power: 3 Simple Change Principles to Release It”