Change is NOT the only constant. The failure rate of change projects seems to stay constant as well, at about 70%. In order to be successful, change leaders need to realize that every change project must go through these four stages – rejection, objection, perception, adoption – and the first two stages may temporarily bring the performance down, which kills the key players’ desire to continue the change effort.
Book review: The Infinite Game of Simon Sinek My last weekend was marked by parallel reading of three books. Previously, I never thought it was possible. Perhaps this is not a good way of reading fiction, but with nonfiction, this approach works well for me. When I read nonfiction literature, I have to pause once […]
I had a colleague who claimed that he needed just 3 to 5 hours of sleep per day, a superman in disguise. The rest of us need 7-9 hours per night in order to stay fully functional. And that means about 8 hours of sleep, not tossing and turning in bed. There are volumes of […]
Once upon a time, there was a Millennial VP who believed in all things but three. He did not believe in engagement, he did not believe in purpose, he did not believe in servant leadership. His father, the CEO, told him that such things did not exist. As there was no engagement or purpose in […]
Even though we like our jobs, there come those rare slow moments when you may feel underused if not outright bored. Probably you are in front of your computer – but browsing the web does not help and may leave an unwanted track in your usage logs. Here’s what you can do to produce some […]
“What is your janitor’s first name?” Sounds almost like a PVQ from your bank. But it is not. A client asked me if I could help him energize his team that was obedient but, well, not engaged. In reply, I asked if he knew when was the birthday of his new employee, hired last month. […]
What are the key differences between a boss and a leader? Upjourney has put together a comprehensive collection of answers, including this new take from Collectiver: Leaders share the destination while bosses tell you how to drive A leader will never call himself a leader, while a boss gladly will. A leader will share the destination. A […]
(Collectiver quoted in TelcoCompare Blog) Who doesn’t love the summer months? The days are warmer, brighter and longer, giving people ample opportunity to jet away to a sunny location or get outside and do something fun with their loved ones. Unfortunately, though, this isn’t the case for everyone. For those that don’t have any holidays […]
Growing empowerment and embracing of individuality is motivating more people to begin their entrepreneurship journey. But the big question, will there be or less entrepreneurs in the future? CEO Blog Nation asked entrepreneurs their thoughts on the future of entrepreneurship and here’s what they we had to say: But Of Course! Of course, there will […]
It took a few thousand years to realize that horses can be harmful, and then one more century – to figure out same about the internal combustion engine. It is quite possible that soon we’ll learn something totally mind-boggling about the effect of the artificial magnetic field on the human existence, from the Earth axis shift to a possible time warp. We don’t know what we don’t know.