Category Archives: Defining Success

Outside Perspective

As consultants, we are often called in to provide a client with an outside perspective to help them solve a challenging business problem. Because we work with a variety of clients and stay current on the latest leadership thinking, we … Continue reading

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How to Solve a Lack of Accountability

It is a new year and one of the biggest pain points we hear from prospective clients and from colleagues is dealing with a corporate culture that lacks accountability. Nothing is more de-motivating than to eagerly join a new company, … Continue reading

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Thank You For Celebrating With Us!

We thank everyone for coming to our book launch party on September 12. It was the perfect celebration of the 3 years of effort in bringing our book, wHolistic Change: Delivering Corporate Change That Lasts, to life!       … Continue reading

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Initial Book Reviews

We shared early copies of our book, wHolistic Change: Delivering Corporate Change That Lasts, with some trusted advisors. Here’s what they have to say about it: “It’s awesome!!! I love the pictures and the format! ‘Why is this step important? … Continue reading

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Book Formats and Links to Buy

wHolistic Change: Delivering Corporate Change That Lasts is available for purchase in the format of your choosing: Paperback on Amazon.com Kindle on Amazon.com iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch through Apple iBookstore Nook through Barnes & Noble Read online or download from … Continue reading

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It’s Here!

We are so excited to announce the launch of our book and are planning a party to celebrate.   wHolistic Change: Delivering Corporate Change That Lasts is a practical, how-to book that gives you the information about change agents and the … Continue reading

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CFOs to Start Focusing More on Change Management

I found the recent Wall Street Journal blog post, “CFOs Expect to Focus on Change Management,” interesting and insightful. The article explained the findings from a survey done by Accenture and Oracle that asked over 900 CFOS (Chief Financial Officers) … Continue reading

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SMART Goal-Setting

Both when defining the change and when adjusting people’s incentives to reflect the change, I am a big fan of SMART goals to eliminate the ambiguity around what good performance looks like: Specific – is the goal clear and unambiguous? … Continue reading

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Trust

A common objective of organizational change is to do process improvement, with a goal of being more efficient and effective.  Part of what will allow the organization to reach that goal is to have defined roles and responsibilities, where each … Continue reading

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Strategist

I ran across an interesting perspective recently about the difference between “strategy” and “strategist”.  Here’s a definition from Wikipedia for strategist that I think fits the context for change purposes; “A design strategist has the ability to combine the innovative, perceptive and holistic insights of a designer with the pragmatic and systemic skills of … Continue reading

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