Lessons on Change from Miami Beach

Lessons on Change from Miami Beach

Have you ever visited Miami Beach’s Art Deco Historic District ? Gone people-watching on Ocean Drive? Strolled amongst the architectural delights of South Beach? If so, you are part of a very large global community! There are over 6 million visitors to Miami Beach each year, and they contribute over $1 billion to the local […]

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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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Podcast Adventures! Sharing Lessons in Leading Change

Podcast Adventures! Sharing Lessons in Leading Change

I’m doing something quite new for me—using guest appearances on several podcasts to offer lessons to a wider audience about leading change! organizational change examples Yes, the rumors are true! You can now listen to me as I tell stories and share insights about what works in organizational change.  I started doing this a few

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Avoid These Five Critical Mistakes In Leading Change! Organizational Change Management

Avoid These Five Critical Mistakes In Leading Change!

Leading an organizational change initiative is something that, more likely than not, you will take on as a leader. It could impact your team, your department, or even the whole organization. You might have come across a statistic which claims that 70% of organizational change efforts fail. This might lead you to have second thoughts

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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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The Surprising Gift of Resistance

The Surprising Gift of Resistance

“Why am I getting all this pushback on our new organizational change?” Have you had to ask yourself this question? You’re not alone in doing so, unfortunately. Because change work is hard! It upsets the status quo. It disrupts established relationships. It challenges secure identities. It’s also hard because it asks people to accept something

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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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Preparing Your Organization for Growth

Preparing Your Organization for Growth

Do you want your organization to grow and improve? What sort of growth are you looking for? After all, growth can be quantitative, like increased revenue, or qualitative, like improved efficiency and productivity. However, growth won’t just happen on its own. The right conditions need to be in place before it will happen. Many necessary

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