Leading Change – Part 1: The Truth about Change

Studies consistently show that between 50-70 percent of planned change efforts fail. Why is this case, especially considering the extensive amount of time and resources many organizations devote to getting change right? From my experience, it is less about what these organizations are doing, and more about what they are not doing.

Leading Change – Part 2: Build Your Guiding Coalition

A dream team. A volunteer army. A group of people who truly believe in what you hope to accomplish. These are the individuals you need to rally together to support you in your quest for change. They include other members of senior leaders who are good at what they do, credible in the eyes of others, and influential enough…

Leading Change – Part 3: Engaging Your Team

Companies with engaged employees outperform those without by up to 202%, according to a recent Gallup study on employee engagement. This indicates the significance of employee engagement in the workplace and the difference it can make between a thriving change process built on a shared vision and a change attempt…

Leading Change – Part 4: Sustaining Change: The Key to Long-Term Success

The most recent Change and Communication ROI survey indicated that while employers felt 55% of change management initiatives met initial objectives, only 25% felt that gains were sustained over time. How do we improve these odds and bring about positive, long-lasting organizational change?

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Throwback Thursday: Workplace conflict can be a good thing

This week we’re reflecting back on an article we wrote about the conflict at work, and how to have healthy and fair debates over decisions that need to be made in a meeting setting. We advise readers how to set some ground rules for your team, and the importance of making sure everyone has airtime.

Setting the foundation for a successful coaching relationship

I recently asked a coaching client whether or not their coach helped grow their business. Their answer surprised me a little. “No, I grew my business” they replied matter-of-factly. After further reflection and discussion with the client, I soon realized that this was the work of a great coach…

Tip of the week

This week we’re sharing a tip around communication. Through our coaching work, we often hear about bad habits that people struggle with in the workplace when it comes to speaking. A common one is beating around the bush…

Help your people help themselves

Would you believe me if I told you that great coaching can take place in under five minutes? This is not to diminish the powerful effect that mentoring and coaching programs have on maximizing high potential development, nor is it to assume that individuals with challenging and complex development needs…