Communicating When Change Is About To Take Place

“Here’s what’s happening, and here’s what you can expect.” examples of organizational change   With these words, the pilot on a recent flight let us know that there was going to be a delay. She explained why (storms on our flight path), how long we could expect to be delayed (90 minutes!), and that we,

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Avoid these 5 mistakes in leading change!

Implementing organizational change doesn’t have to be challenging. If you’re a leader interested in how to do this well, I’ve got 5 insider tips to share with you. Change is the only constant, the old adage goes. Organizations need to change to meet new demands, and an evolving marketplace. When navigated successfully, change encourages innovation,

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Seasons of Growth – a gardener’s approach to nonprofit expansion

What can we learn from gardeners about organizational change and leadership? Actually, quite a lot! Gardeners are stewards of the land. And good leaders recognize that they are stewards of their teams and organizations. (Even if they are founders, they will most likely pass it on to someone else at a future time.) Gardeners have

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Use Team Charters to set a team up for success

“A team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals, and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable.” Katzenbach and Smith (2015) The Wisdom of Teams I find this such a helpful description of a team! It is simple, clear, and explicit about what distinguishes

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Mapping Stakeholders in Change – a leader’s guide

Oof – that was unexpected! Who knew there was going to be so much resistance to this organizational change? Have you ever been in this situation? You recently launched a change initiative with great fanfare! You’ve been planning this change for a while, but the response is less enthusiastic than you were expecting. In fact,

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