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One Comment | 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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Building Strong Stakeholder Relationships (with Tools to Help)

Jesse Jacoby

[Below is one of the 21 modules from Savvy Transition, a program that helps leaders be successful in their roles. If you like this content, check out the complete program at www.SavvyTransition.com.]
A stakeholder is anyone who shares (or might share) one or more of your objectives or goals—in other words, …

Successful Leaders Nurture Their Relationships. Don’t Let Yours Wilt.

Morag Barrett

None of us achieve success alone, the world of work is probably the biggest team sport any of us will ever take part in, and yet, at times, it can feel like our coworkers are on the opposing team rather than playing on the same side and for the same …

Career Derailers for New Leaders

Jesse Jacoby

Picture your career as a train speeding down the track. All systems seem to be functioning smoothly, and you are getting where you need to go. We all know that some trains derail. Understanding how and why this can happen can keep you “on track.” Career “derailers” often involve blind …

Critical Questions for Cultivating Winning Relationships

Jesse Jacoby

Have you ever been blindsided by a colleague’s words or actions? Or maybe been part of a team that spent more time complaining about others in the business rather than collaborating and solving the business decision at hand?
If you have answered “yes” to either or both questions then you are …

Leadership Development and Succession Planning: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Jesse Jacoby

Leadership development and succession planning are often seen and treated as separate activities. Yet they really should go hand in hand, or even be thought of as two-sides of the same coin. You can’t have an effective succession plan if you’re not continually identifying and developing high performing, high potential …

Why Newly Appointed Leaders Fail and How to Avoid It

Jesse Jacoby
New Leader Failure & How to Avoid It

Whether a company promotes a successful candidate from within – appointing someone to a new or lateral role – or selects a candidate from outside the organization, the company has confidence that a new leader’s skills and experience can meet the challenges of the job.  However, consider this startling statistic …

Why You Should Look Internally for Leadership Talent

One Comment | klagunas

Why is the process of finding a leader–whether to backfill someone or to fill a new role–often treated as an isolated event rather than an ongoing process? With the cost per hire only rising, why do so few organizations have a process for identifying and cultivating leaders within their existing …

The Senior Leader’s Role in Driving Transformation

One Comment | Jesse Jacoby
The Senior Leader’s Role in Driving Transformation

The latest issue of McKinsey Quarterly contains a case study titled Developing Better Change Leaders. Using the backdrop of a multi-national operations improvement initiative, it addresses leadership development and organizational change and underscores the factors that make it possible to drive and sustain profound transformation. The case study highlights a number …

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