Category Archives: Management

The Eight Change Mindsets

“While there is risk to change, just like with innovation, there is often potentially more risk associated with doing nothing.” – Braden Kelley If your organization is seeking to create a continuous change capability, it must have a strong focus … Continue reading

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Increasing Organizational Agility

Companies seeking to cope with the pace of accelerating change are looking for ways to go faster, and managers in non-technical disciplines have become increasingly infatuated with the Agile Software Development methodology and many are finding ways to adapt parts … Continue reading

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Standardizing Change

In The Five Keys to Successful Change I highlight five key areas for organizations to focus on if they are serious about building a strong, sustainable capability in organizational change, including: Change Planning Change Leadership Change Management Change Maintenance Change … Continue reading

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Eight I’s of Infinite Innovation – Revisited

Some authors talk about successful innovation being the sum of idea plus execution, others talk about the importance of insight and its role in driving the creation of ideas that will be meaningful to customers, and even fewer about the … Continue reading

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Measuring Change Readiness

Are you and your organization ready for change? Too often organizations define the change effort they want to pursue without first identifying whether there are people, resources, legislation, etc. present that must be in place before the change effort can … Continue reading

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The Pyramid of Results, Motivation and Ability

Changing Outcomes, Changing Behavior When engaging in a change effort it is important to focus not on outputs but on outcomes. The difference is sometimes subtle for people, but the biggest difference is that outputs are usually activity-based where outcomes … Continue reading

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Change Resistance is Not Inevitable

The idea that people always resist change is a lie, and it is extremely damaging to organization’s seeking to increase their organizational agility. The truth is that people only resist changes that they either do not understand or for which … Continue reading

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Google’s Insights into Successful Teams and Managers

A little over five years ago I created an evolution of a Gary Hamel framework from The Future of Management that I titled The Innovator’s Framework and included in my popular first book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire. Recently Google recently … Continue reading

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Visualizing Project Planning Success for 2016

The first three of ten free downloads from the Change Planning Toolkit™ were focused on innovation and change: Five Keys to Successful Change Architecting the Organization for Change Building a Global Sensing Network The goal of these three frameworks was … Continue reading

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Architecting the Organization for Change

In my last article and the first free download from the Change Planning Toolkit™ on The Five Keys to Successful Change™ we looked at the five different disciplines that must come together to make any organizational change effort (or even … Continue reading

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