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8 08, 2017

Don’t Let “Been Around” Become a Code Word for Irrelevant

By | 2017-08-08T01:58:43+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Forty-plus year old rock bands have something in common with forty-plus year old technology companies – it is easy to assume that their best days are behind them. Don’t let age, past success, or media’s fascination with the latest shiny new object fool you. There is nothing that prevents classic [...]

15 05, 2017

Successful Change Requires More than an Initial Decision

By | 2017-05-15T13:05:04+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Decisions are a funny thing. You can’t initiate change without them, and yet deciding doesn’t mean that anything will be different. For instance, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced a decision to end U.S. poverty in 1964. There were countless changes, and 50-plus years later, not much is different. The poverty [...]

22 08, 2016

Six Messages Leaders Need to Share About Change

By | 2016-10-29T15:28:58+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

There has never been a time when the need for leaders to pursue positive change has been more crucial than it is today. That’s not to say that change has never been important in the past.  Every age presents unique opportunities wrapped in a package of seemingly insurmountable problems. Imagine [...]

28 03, 2016

Be Aware and Apprehensive Not Afraid

By | 2016-03-28T14:13:26+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The scariest change and potential disruption on the horizon is the one that you never see coming. The most effective leaders and organizations minimize the potential for chaos by operating in a positive state of perpetual awareness and apprehension. The least effective act as if they are afraid. Which one [...]

21 03, 2016

Persistent Resilience: It’s a Matter of Head and Heart

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:01+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Sooner or later you will have to choose—do you take an action that is painful, or do you suffer an even worse consequence by doing nothing? In your business, it could be the choice to discontinue a key product or service. Apple is famous today for regularly killing products to [...]

15 03, 2016

What Makes You Relevant?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:01+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Intelligent machines replacing humans in the workplace is no longer science fiction. Research from McKinsey & Company reports that as much as 45 percent of the individual work activities can be accomplished with artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, and computer automation that is available today. The agriculture industry is being transformed [...]

7 03, 2016

How Perspective, Perception, and Baggage Inhibit Change

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:01+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

My father had a problem. He was the shop manager for the International Harvester tractor and truck dealership in the small town where I grew up, and his staff was upset about their pay. There was no Human Resources department in those days, and today’s HR professionals would never allow [...]

21 02, 2016

Good Change, Bad Change, and Buy-In

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:02+00:00 February 21st, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Don Draper, the fictional advertising guru on the television show “Mad Men” said, “Change is neither good nor bad. It simply is.” Good luck convincing your team, customers, or vendors of that. Leaders want the change they introduce to be universally accepted based on the inherent trust that others have [...]

10 01, 2016

Resistance Is Your Friend

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:03+00:00 January 10th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

There is always one. Often there are several. You know…the ones who resist every change. If you are lucky, they adopt a neutral wait and see position. More likely, they find the most inconvenient time to raise a question or make a comment that disrupts your plans. You might write [...]

3 01, 2016

Seven Ways to Make Your Business Better This Year

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:03+00:00 January 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you want your business to be better, there are areas that will have to be different. If you want things to be different, you will have to change. For most businesses, the challenge to getting better falls into one or more of the following categories: Lack of focus in [...]