Thirty years ago, when you had a unique product, you knew you were probably going to be safe from a competitive price war for two or three years. Today, the time it takes a competitor to figure out what you are doing, copy your product or service, and have it on the market competing head ...
If you’re happy with the way everything currently is with your team or organization, and you don’t have plans to raise the bar, create new processes or products, improve services, or build an even stronger team, then it’s probably a good time for you to leave. If your organization hires the right person to replace ...
Learning, unlearning, and relearning are important tactics to apply when faced with a major change. Depending upon how familiar you are with our work, you may know that we have three different ways of describing how people adapt to change. First, there are people that fight all change, whether it be organizational, societal and so ...
We often start our seminars on Leading Organization Change with an interactive activity called, “Going, Going, Gone.” We give participants five minutes to list things that have vanished in their lifetime, or are nearly extinct. In a short period of time, groups routinely come up with more than a hundred different things that are no ...
Oh, this is such a great question. Everyone reading this is most likely thinking of one employee or person in their life who is resistant to change. If you’ve ever had to fire an employee because of their resistance to change, or put restrictions on a kid because of their unwillingness to change, then you ...
When it comes to innovation and change, there will always be skeptics who feel a moral obligation to guard the current ways of doing things. They are famous for the line, “Not all change is positive.” Recently one of these skeptics told me that the problem with the younger workforce is they only know how ...
Recently, one of our clients expressed concerns about allocating a budget for training and asked, “What if I invest in training, and then employees move on, taking my investment with them to a competitor?” My response was, “What if you don’t train them, and they stay with you forever?” By failing to make learning a ...
Business is getting better. All the economic indicators are telling us that the economy is improving. From the lows of 2008, the stock market continues to rise, restoring the health of employees’ savings and retirement plans. And, just over the last few months, we have been hearing that the real estate market may have completed ...
The purpose of every business is to solve a problem, fill a need, and make money. Now, here is a scary, but important, question: will the solution your business is providing still be relevant tomorrow? (Or the next day, or the next year) Most likely, you aren’t certain. You can’t be. This is why the ...
Change Brings Discomfort – Even to Leaders I have a challenge for you today. Take your watch off the wrist on which you normally wear it, place it on the other arm and leave it there for the rest of the day. How does this feel? Count how many times during the day you look ...