Make Change Suck Less — Episode #5

Make Change Suck Less — Episode #5

Reasons to Like Contraction AND Expansion In episode #4, we introduced three sets of questions that have a remarkable ability to change the way we think. That was before COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. It turns out that stopping the world as we know it...
Make Change Suck Less – Episode #4

Make Change Suck Less – Episode #4

What Does It Take to Dig a New Groove? In episode #3, we acknowledged the creative power of asking “what if” instead of hunkering down in fight or flight every time change appears on the horizon. In this episode, we’ll develop a practice around questioning in order to...
Make Change Suck Less – Episode #3

Make Change Suck Less – Episode #3

What If? In episode #2, we explored unexpected benefits resulting from changes in our lives that were outside of our control. In this episode, let’s dig deeper to see just how change can truly enrich our experience – in the rear-view mirror. How many different people...
Make Change Suck Less – Episode #2

Make Change Suck Less – Episode #2

Resist Wisely… It Requires an Incalculable Amount of Energy! In episode #1, we established that going with the flow has its merits… and that doing so sometimes even produces beneficial outcomes. But what if it gets even better than that? We spend SO much...
Make Change Suck Less – Episode #1

Make Change Suck Less – Episode #1

What I Learned About Change From a Very Weird Plant on My Deck I’m a beginner with plants. Having spent 2+ decades raising kids (and a business), I’ve decided to start slowly with the green stuff.  That’s why my best friend and I picked out this plant early last...
Setting the Stage for a Successful CEO Transition

Setting the Stage for a Successful CEO Transition

After a failed first attempt, #Starbucks #CEO Howard Schultz’s second departure announcement went much smoother. In a post for The CEO Magazine blog, I share why effective communication during a transition means more confidence from your stakeholders. Here’s a...
3 Practices of Successful Change Initiatives

3 Practices of Successful Change Initiatives

Reorganizations? Transformations? Is your company planning change in 2017? In the latest issue of AMA Quarterly, I share tips on how to make change easier and more successful for all parties involved. Here’s a preview. (You can read the full article here on...
6 Activities that Influence Change Success

6 Activities that Influence Change Success

Organizations with highly effective ‪communication and ‪change management practices are more than twice as likely to significantly outperform their peers. Here are six activities that influence overall change success. Leading Put together the right team for your...
Tips to Navigate Change in Your Organization

Tips to Navigate Change in Your Organization

Change is here to stay, and to a certain extent, it is always disruptive. Regardless of whether you are planning a large change or an update of some kind, engaging employees through effective communication is key. It can compress the transition and minimize the...
When It’s Time for a New Direction…

When It’s Time for a New Direction…

It takes courage to move your business in a new direction, and change can be difficult. Change is also an opportunity for great success — individually, as a team and as an organization. Here’s what else you need to change direction. For more information on...
Transformational Change: CEO Magazine Blog Series

Transformational Change: CEO Magazine Blog Series

Organizational transformation is complex and ambiguous. How do we mitigate these challenges when high-expectation investors, escalating global competition and disruptive technologies all demand rapid, seamless and effective change? Check out my three-part blog on...