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Jesse Jacoby

In his book, Seeing What Others Don’t, Gary Klein retells the story of a seminar attendee. It illustrates perfectly the contrast between what managers should and should not do if they want to be fully engaged with their employees.
The person in question said that when she went into her boss’ office, he was focused on his computer screen; but as soon as he saw that she had come in, he stopped what he was doing …

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Align Organizational Values to Achieve Effective Change

Daniel Lock

One of today’s current buzz phrases in the management lexicon is that alignment of organizational goals should be aligned throughout an organization. Certainly, this is true, yet it’s often quoted without the real understanding of meaning or importance.
A recent study by Capgemini and the IESE Business School, which surveyed 260 …

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 …

The Multi-Million Dollar Cost of Under-Performing Leaders

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The Multi-Million Dollar Cost of Under-Performing Leaders

Leadership development initiatives are often dismissed as being too disruptive, too expensive, or too time consuming – simply not a priority. I’ll share a vignette and new research that may convince you otherwise.
Recently, I was working with a multi-billion dollar manufacturing company. Our shared objective was to build internal change …

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