Executive Training teaches us you Cannot Force Someone to Change

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Published: November 26, 2013

  It is futile to ask someone to change if they are not ready. If you are an organizational leader, you are probably challenged to create change (challenged by yourself as well as challenged by others). Helping others to change with you is part of your work. The person who thinks inside, “I’m not ready. […]

Successful Project Management: Don’t Let Your Resistance Go Underground.

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Published: November 5, 2013

In warfare resistance presents a dangerous opposition. It is hard to know how strong it is and where it will fight. Any estimates on the resources held by the resistance are speculative. When the resistance goes underground, it is dedicated to overthrowing the voice of authority. Project managers and change agents, don’t let your resistance […]

Effective Project Management asks: “Do you believe that this change is really needed?”

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Published: November 1, 2013

    Project leaders: Who is for your change and who is resisting it? You probably have a good idea, but you may not know if someone is undermining your efforts by talking down your project or creating a coalition against you. Wouldn’t it be nice to know who feels involved in getting to the […]

How Can You Get Consistent Results In A Changing Future?

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Published: October 25, 2013

    Leading a project through periods of upheaval and change can be daunting. As we start a project we expect that change will hit us sometime in the reasonable future, and then we learn that the change is happening right now. Our clients expect steady state results while we are working with a high […]

A compass, or a map?

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Published: October 18, 2013

  Warren Bennis is brilliant.  He wrote about the unpredictable world of the future (commenting on Karl Weick’s distinction between old school leaders, and adaptive leaders of the coming years): Maps, by definition, could only help in known worlds — worlds that have been charted before. Compasses are helpful when you are not sure where […]

Leadership and Disruptive Events of the World

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Published: October 15, 2013

        Two principles of leadership emerge during periods of disruption:  Strategic thinking, and the power of execution.  Strategic thinking helps the leader forge a new vision, taking advantage of the changed circumstance.  The leader may rethink old assumptions; as the structural forces that held everything together in the “old way” may no […]

Times of Accelerating Change: Disruption for Project Managers

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Published: October 11, 2013

  I believe that we live in a time of accelerating change.  Change has been going on throughout history, yet I sense that the rate of change continues to climb.  Change creates new opportunities, yet for many people change is tantamount to doom – a shakedown of the old ways of working.  Some change is […]

Crushed by stress? Leadership skills can change this (part 2)

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Published: September 27, 2013

Don’t be oppressed by stress.  Do something about it. A leadership program to reduce stress Change the game.  A great leader can help people by changing the forces that press on followers.  The leader may reduce the intensity, or change the direction of ambient pressure.  The leader may be able to move people out of […]

Crushed by stress? Leadership skills can change this (part 1)

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Published: September 24, 2013

Have you felt oppressed by stress? According to the head of the American Psychological Association (APA)’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program, work stress is a major problem.  From personal reports, stress is a condition felt at all levels of the workplace, from entry level to executive suite. Stress can be short-lived; however many people tolerate stress […]

Professional Career Coach: What Does It Mean To Be Amazing ?

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Published: September 17, 2013

  We all have greatness within us this, I believe.  I would like to think that I would always choose to be amazing: using my greatness to make a difference in the world around me.  And I think we have that potential to be amazing. When you were a kid – or perhaps a young […]

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