When business organizations go through significant change – and most of the business organizations in the world are going through major changes these days – leaders must work extremely hard to set and manage expectations through the change process. Last week while leading a Business Leadership training program for a group of Mid-Career leaders, I had the chance to listen to an executive leader share his expertise and wisdom with my participants about how to lead effectively during times of significant and disruptive change. What I found most interesting about his dialogue was that the theme was different. It wasn’t about how great he is, or what are things everyone needs to do to be a great leader. Rather, he shared his insights about how critical it is to create an organization where leaders feel comfortable and are enabled to “lead up” in an organization going through change.Read More >
Eight ideas to help you overcome the challenges of the VUCA world to create employee loyalty
Earlier this week, I started a series of blog posts called “Practical Leadership Insights about Leading During a Transition.” This initial post presented real-world ideas and tools that will provide the modern day leader with the ability to understand and execute business strategy through people when the ecosystem is in a business transition. I discussed how I believe this is different than Change Management because Change Management is an evolving process that teaches leaders to build resilience to forces outside of the organization. Transition on the other hand is a finite event that is controllable and usually initiated as a logical business decision.Read More >
If it hasn’t happened to you yet, it will soon; the opportunity to lead during a transition. In 2016 and beyond, it is inevitable. Your company will be bought, merged with another, spun off, have a new strategy, have new leadership, or all of the above within the next 24 months.Read More >
In 2016, we have all accepted certain realities of the evolving business world such as globalization, the millennial work force and their attitudes, the continued development of emerging markets, and the understanding that the next disruptive technology is just around the corner.
Leading and influencing remote teams is one of the many changes in the workplace thatRead More >
Leadership is really hard even when things are going great. It’s even harder when things are not going so great. And unfortunately it is inevitable that there will be a technological disruption, a downturn in the economy, a natural disaster or something else unexpected. Great leaders lead through the good, the bad, and sometimes the ugly.Read More >