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Jesse Jacoby

Many believe that organizations have to continually reinvent themselves in order to keep up with all that is changing around them. They point to the fact that those who cling to the status quo eventually die or are acquired by those who don’t, and they often – quite proudly – point to themselves as the poster child of what effective organizational change looks like.
All is not what it seems, however.
The truth is that whether organizations …

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How to Convert Project Failures into Amazing Successes

Steve Salisbury

We all want to be positive, embrace an optimistic future, and focus on possibilities. This is especially true in managing projects and introducing change into an organization. We see the possibilities at the other end of the change, it can be exciting . . . however, the change can’t simply …

How to Improve Your Employees’ Mindsets for Shared Success

Andrew Deen
How to Improve Your Employees’ Mindsets for Shared Success

Approaching a “Fixed” or “Growth” Mindset to Increase Employee Engagement through Strategic Communication
The mindset of your employees has an immense impact on how they think, feel, engage their colleagues, approach new challenges, and react to professional success or failure. Identifying and understanding the mentality of an employee is of critical …

How Leaders Can Inspire Change In Company Culture

Andrew Deen

Millennials are getting older and soon they will take over most of the jobs left by the generations before them. It is estimated that they will comprise as much as 75% of the workforce by 2025. They have witnessed a recession, a job crisis, and many are struggling with student …

Change and Culture: Two Badgers Fighting in a Sack

Nick Anderson
Change and Culture: Two Badgers Fighting in a Sack

Leading change is at best a challenge. At worst a nightmare as change and culture fight like two badgers in a sack. Realistic? No, but nevertheless intense. Leading during this level of intensity requires that leaders have the skills to prevent culture from over-powering required change.
The conflict between change and …

Understanding the Workforce Challenges of Mergers and Acquisitions

Peter Quintana

The thing that tends to motivate all businesses, from the sole trader to the blue chip corporation, is the need for growth. But growth comes at a price and can put a huge amount of pressure and strain on businesses, as they attempt to navigate and mitigate for the internal …

15 Ways To Drive Behavior Change

Erika Jacobi

As a seasoned leader, you most likely know how to plan and implement strategic change, organizational transformation or product innovation. But, what if in all that planning, the human factor — how the people conduct themselves around your planned initiatives — just absolutely does not fulfill your expectations?
Successful change builds …

Capitalizing on a Creative Culture

Jesse Jacoby
Creative Culture

In the book The Competitive Advantage of Nations, Michael Porter suggests that differentiation is one way that companies can set themselves apart from competitors. While some advantage may be possible at a national level due to inherent natural resources, for example, we now know that this, as well as all …

How Culture Kills Change, Part 1

Jesse Jacoby
How Culture Kills Change, Part 1

The need for organizational change is ongoing. It never stops. It can’t, because just as you get a handle on one thing, something else pops up. It’s like trying to keep flies off your picnic lunch. There’s always one.
You have to be flexible. You have to be able to not …

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