You know that changes must be made, but the amount of effort that will be required and the size of the change seems almost overwhelming. This is often the case with important changes. But remember the old adage – “the only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.” I suggest identifying a “chunk” of change that you are willing to go after during an upcoming three – … [Read more...] about Lead Change in Big SMART Chunks
Do it anyway. You know that things need to change in your organization. You are either wasting money or opportunities. Or you keep doing the same things over and over again while people expect a different result (Definition of Insanity attributed to Einstein). Something has to change! But the timing is not right. Either you don’t have the right big boss or if you are the … [Read more...] about The Timing is Never Right to Lead Change
Recently I had a chance to do a half-day workshop on “Making Change Stick” for a group of nonprofit executives at a conference sponsored by NeighborWorks America. Here’s one of main take-aways that may help you when you are in the process of leading a change. These particular nonprofit leaders have been working on various improvements in their organizations for the past year … [Read more...] about Making Change Stick
You probably have things in your organization that you know need to change, that you want to change, that you know absolutely must change, but – how do you get started? Many experts agree that the first step in leading a change is to create a “sense of urgency” among those who need to help make that change happen. But how do you do that? One of my favorite recipes for … [Read more...] about A “Mess” of Trouble is Heading our Way!