Category Archives: Change & Crisis Leadership

I’m not doing this for you.

I was coaching the CFO of a financial services firm recently. He’s part of a leadership team that’s really struggling. There’s significant conflict within the team and the company is in a challenging marketplace and trying to adapt to it. … READ MORE

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Preparing for Atlanta’s Next BIG Snow and Other Wicked Challenges: Three Insights for Multiteam System Leadership

From two very different views of the “2 inches of snow” that resulted in disaster recently for the city of Atlanta, GA (one author inching home for FIVE HOURS on a commute that typically takes 30 minutes and the other … READ MORE

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3 Reasons Why Personal Goals Fail

Ever feel like you are roaming hopelessly through your life and your career without direction? Setting personal goals can help you improve and change, and achieve satisfaction. Goal-setting isn’t easy. It takes time and commitment. ¬†Avoid these three goal busters … READ MORE

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Fear Change? Be Adaptable.

You’ve heard it before: The only thing that remains the same in today’s organizations is change. Change is inevitable but it is also more copious, rapid and complex than ever before. Knowing it exists is not the same as dealing … READ MORE

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5 Big Reasons Organizational Change Isn’t Simple

Adapted from the white paper Transforming Your Organization by John B. McGuire, Charles J. Palus, William Pasmore and Gary B. Rhodes Today’s companies have no choice but to change. The world is moving and shifting fast, and executives know it. … READ MORE

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Asian organizations’ best intentions may be hindering leadership development

This content was originally posted on the CCL APAC website. Asia continues on a trajectory of explosive growth, and offers businesses exciting opportunities. Asian economies are expected to remain a critical driver for global GDP growth. Yet identifying and grooming … READ MORE

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5 Tips for Making Your Organization More Resilient

This article was originally posted on Nicholas Petrie’s blog. See it here. I am getting a lot of interesting requests from people who have read my new¬†resilience whitepaper. The latest is from India where one of their top HR forums … READ MORE

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The Truth About Cats and Dogs. And Polarities.

So. Are you a dog person? Or a cat person? Hang on. Before you answer, keep in mind that our perception of you is about to be forever locked into one of two categories: You are loyal, friendly, and willing … READ MORE

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Relax. It’s Not A Problem.

A lot goes unresolved in every workplace: you race to produce short-term deliverables while long-term goals loom unaddressed; individuals hammer away at their tasks, while team progress stagnates; you struggle with the balance between building workplace relationships and just getting … READ MORE

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Disruptive Heroes: Leadership for a New Era

To develop the capacity to think and act beyond the boundaries that limit our effectiveness… That’s more than just part of CCL’s mission. It’s a clarion call for everyone who works. To be the best we can be, we need … READ MORE

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