change management

If you believe change leadership is just for top execs, think again. In today’s world, even the way change initiatives are executed has been subjected to change. It’s true. What was once the role of senior management is now the day-to-day responsibility of individuals throughout the organization, from the C-level execs at the tip of the pyramid to the frontline employees at the base. But it’s a good change. Why? Because studies show that change efforts are more successful when they’re implemented by the people they impact most. In fact, an individual’s ability to lead change has become a key, Read More

In both personal and professional contexts, we exist in relation to our environment and the people we interact with.  Because our environment is constantly changing, the only way we can remain reliable, relevant, and competitive is to change with it. Sometimes changes can be unexpected or uncomfortable.  It’s not uncommon to reject the idea of change and cling to established routines and ways of thinking. But no amount of resistance will stop change from happening.  Even if we, as individuals, do not change our behaviors, we are still changing our relationship to our environment.  By acknowledging our own attitude towards, Read More

Change is not an easy thing for most organizations to deal with – especially when paired with conflict.  Maintaining high performance in a changing environment is a challenge, but it’s one that can be overcome by starting with the individual. Resilience in individuals extends to teams’ ability to handle conflict.  When an individual sees the value in issues or problems identified, conflict and change can be seen as opportunities, not obstacles.  But, not everyone is naturally disposed in this way.  Some need leadership to guide them through times of fluctuation. A good leader provides transparency throughout processes – he encourages, Read More

In difficult economic times, it becomes very important to prove return on soft-skills development and training.  So how do you keep your training expenses low, and your return high? Be Precise. Design your training around the needs of your organization.  Do you have a limited time to deliver a wide breadth of information?  Has a problem arisen that requires soft skills in seemingly disparate areas?  Is your organization undergoing structural or cultural change?  Be able to handle tough situations head on.  With modular training programs, you can design a unified training session that directly targets the needs of your group., Read More

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