Few events shake an organization and employees’ confidence in managers more than a merger or acquisition. All of the rules, spoken and unspoken, that employees have been following are suddenly in flux.
“Leaders who want to avoid repeating past failures don’t tell anyone anything. They ask people to tell them if and how their plan for change feels different in an attempt to learn.”
The leaders in your organization are likely doing well. But, do you suspect they could be doing a little better?
As a leader, the decision to make organizational, structural or strategic changes to keep up with the changing marketplace is the easy part. It is much more challenging to convince people to get on board or follow your lead.
It was Benjamin Franklin who said that nothing in this world is certain except death or taxes. But in reality, we should really add change to that list.
The Hatter in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is sometimes called the Mad Hatter. Do you know why? And do you know why having an employee who behaves like a Mad Hatter in your organization is a managerial call-to-action?
We all know some businesses possess a secret sauce that fuels their success. Why do other businesses, with seemingly talented leadership and a great product ideas, fail to thrive?
If you’re in a leadership position and want a specific part of your business to improve, don’t wait around for something to happen. It’s up to you to direct the change.
Are you finding that your well-thought-out business plans for the year aren’t keeping up with the times? If what you thought was going to be a key issue for your company has changed twice this year, welcome to the new world of commerce.
Managers spend time and effort reinforcing the teamwork message to employees. Isn’t it time for corporate leaders to apply the teamwork concept to themselves?
Establishing an agile organization is one way to ensure that your employees use their talents and energy to benefit the bottom line. In the most productive organizations, agility starts with leadership.
Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have all been lauded as disruptive leaders. These individuals share characteristics that helped them create change. Do you have these characteristics?