Change Management

Holacracy – Mushroom Comparisons Aside, It’s an Uphill Slog towards Acceptance

April 9, 2015

  When CEO Tony Hsieh sent out an all-company email informing his Zappos team that they were moving completely to the Holacracy organizational structure of self-management, the story was huge. Zappos has long been the darling of the media for its forward-thinking workplace policies, so it’s no surprise that the media (and yes, we bloggers too) […]

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Riding the Rapids of Change in Your Professional Life

September 8, 2014

These past few months, I’ve been reading about how two of the largest trade associations in my field have been experiencing growing pains. Or perhaps, more aptly put, they’ve been experiencing “changing pains.” If you follow SHRM, then no doubt, you’ve read about the kerfuffle caused when SHRM announced the creation of their own credentialing […]

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Leadership Decision-Making – Both Science and Art

July 24, 2014

Making effective decisions is a vital leadership competency. There are many decision-making models that can help create a structure for determining an outcome. But just because you have a systematic model doesn’t mean you’ll choose the best outcome. You need the “art” of decisions as well: the human brain’s unique capacity to imagine, predict and […]

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30 Articles on Navigating Change

June 20, 2014

This month’s Frontline Festival from Karin Hurt’s blog Let’s Grow Leaders focuses on change. Not surprisingly, Karin had a record number of submissions for this topic. The phrase “how to deal with change” is a frequent keyword search for this blog. People are highly curious about how to deal with transitions and navigate changing situations. […]

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Carnival of #HR- HR reMix Edition

June 5, 2013

First-time carnival host Melissa Fairman of the blog HR reMix is offering up a spectacular concoction of human resources, management, leadership and workplace engagement posts for this week’s Carnival of HR. Go on over and check it out at Carnival of Hr – reMix Edition. Topics include: – Organizational alignment – Employee engagement – Work-life balance […]

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Leadership Development Carnival – Speed Development Edition

June 4, 2013

This month’s Leadership Development Carnival is being hosted by Dan McCarthy at his blog Great Leadership. Why “speed leadership development”? Dan likens it to speed dating – 30 leadership development posts in 90 minutes worth of reading. No time like the present to activate your thinking around interesting leadership content. Check out topics like: Millenials […]

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Organizational Transformation – Key Learning from Executives

April 25, 2013

This is part three of a series of discussions with Marilyn Jacobson, Ph.D, author of: Turning the Pyramid Upside Down: A New Leadership Model. To see the previous two posts, you can check out Turning the Hierarchy Upside Down and A Shift in Leadership Thinking. For this third and final part of the series, Dr. […]

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Leadership Development Carnival Hosted by Jesse Lyn Stoner

March 5, 2013

This month’s Leadership Development Carnival is hosted by Jesse Lyn Stoner of Seapoint Center. Jesse recently celebrated her blog’s second anniversary with this great list of leadership quotes derived from her blog posts. Over the past few months, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Jesse better. One of the things I most appreciate […]

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Mapping the Passage to an Upside Down Organization

February 28, 2013

Guest post by Marilyn D. Jacobson, Ph.D To be competitive in this global environment, leaders must go against the tide to ignite and maintain momentum. I believe that organizations benefit from an engaged workforce, and the only way to achieve that is to flatten the organization structure.  The hierarchy gets in the way of change […]

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Why Letting Go Solves Problems

January 7, 2013

Have you ever been confronted by a dilemma or problem that had you stymied? You know, one so vexing that it felt as no matter what you tried, a resolution seemed impossible? The impenetrable wall remains. Surely you’ve heard the aphorism “Quitters never win and winners never quit”.  Many would have you believe that to […]

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