Expert Insights on Leading Change

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Because human nature is to resist change, those in charge of leading the change have a tough mountain to climb. Only when people feel connected and commit to the change can everyone reach the summit successfully.


  • Acquire insights on how leaders can influence the people in their organization and lead them to change with the help of their followers.
    Acquire insights on how to convince people to own the change in an organization instead of imposing it.
    Acquire insights on how employees at different levels in an organization respond to change.
    Acquire insights on the need to plan for resistance when planning for change.
    Acquire insights on the need to understand the psychology of the surrounding change.
    Acquire insights on how to change a culture in an organization.
    Acquire insights on the most important habits that can help in successfully driving change in an organization.
    Acquire insights on the need to encourage ideas from people at all levels in an organization.
    Acquire insights on the conditions in which people will change.
    Acquire insights on how to lead a team through change.
    Acquire insights on the need to know when to introduce change.
    Acquire insights on the reason why changes in an organization don't stick for too long.
    Acquire insights on how leaders can keep their teams engaged and accountable despite the distractions created by change.
    Acquire insights on the type of change that is useful for an organization.
    Acquire insights on applying the "5D cycle of appreciative inquiry" to create positive change in an organization.
    Acquire insights on applying the S.O.A.R method of strategic thinking and planning.
    Acquire insights on how to bring out the best in others by asking generative questions.
  • Acquire insights on how Amy Butte (former CFO, NYSE) guided massive change in finance employees of the organization.
    Acquire insights on crafting an effective initiative for change within an organization.
    Acquire insights on how to use meetings as an engagement opportunity in the workplace.
    Acquire insights on the importance of motivation in initiating change in an organization.
    Acquire insights on the importance of setting a storyline to inspirational messages for creating changes in organizations.
    Acquire insights on using a tool called rapid transformation for creating change in an organization.
    Acquire insights on how to embrace change through the example of a Formula One racing team.
    Acquire insights on the importance of discovering a theme for leading change in an organization.
    Acquire insights on how to manage your time when leading positive change in an organization.
    Acquire insights on the entities of change.
    Acquire insights on mapping change initiatives.
    Acquire insights on to understand that change begins with setting an example.
    Acquire insights on crafting a comfortable, productive workspace.
    Acquire insights on how to move out of your comfort zone and embrace change.
    Acquire insights on how to embrace collaboration in your pursuit of success.
    Acquire insights on rediscovering your spark and your driving force.
    Acquire insights on harnessing the power and potential of change.


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    A leader only needs followers. Focus on your team. FREE ACCESS
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    To change something in the organization; don’t go to management with a slide presentation. The change must belong to the people. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Change at Different Levels of the Organization
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    Executives focus on purpose; managers on process; and supervisors on people. Executives should translate their visions into plans and tactics; managers should insure that key players are on board with change; and supervisors should give constructive criticisms. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Planning for Change
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    When you are planning for change; Anne Riches explains; you need to plan for resistance. A certain element is likely to resist; but you need to maintain your focus on leading the majority who are willing to go forward with the change. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Leading Change
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    Leaders who want to effect change need to understand the psychology surrounding it; says Anne Riches. Here she describes that psychology and gives tips for leading change. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Leading Change: Act Your Way to New Thinking
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    When you want to change a culture; act your way to new thinking; don’t think your way to new action. On the submarine Santa Fe; when problems were attributed to “they;” a saying was born: "There’s no 'they' on Santa Fe." Inside the Santa Fe “they” became “we.” FREE ACCESS
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    7.  The Most Important Habits for Driving Change
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    About 70 percent of change initiatives fail; most from failure to change behavior. To succeed; focus on a concrete vision as the reward; ask questions to help people see the world in new ways; and embed these new habits by repeating them over and over. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Leading Change at All Levels
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    The traditional change model is top-down. This restricts the range of ideas. Distributed-leadership organizations encourage ideas from people at all levels. The emphasis is on agility; innovation; and speed — sensing and seizing opportunities quickly. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  When People Will Change
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    People will change behavior when they are offered new information that resonates with them—helps them connect the dots— AND they perceive a 51 percent chance that change will more them forward AND they feel supported or prepared to make the change. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Leading a Team Through Change
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    When leading a change: 1) don’t get too far ahead; 2) give people a sense of purpose; make it seem clear and simple; even when it’s complicated; 3) be open to feedback; 4) celebrate the past as you move ahead; and 5) be genuinely excited about what you do. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Know When to Introduce Change
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    When change is introduced at the right times in people's lives; they are more likely to accept it. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Making Change Stick
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    Changes often don't stick because of the dissonance between logic and emotion, which compete for dominance. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Seven Ways to Message Change To Your Team
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    Despite the distractions created by change, leaders can keep their teams engaged and accountable and get their projects finished on time. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Are You Consistent In Your Commitment to Change?
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    Constant change isn't any better than no change. Only change that is also progress is useful. FREE ACCESS
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    15.  The 5D Cycle of Appreciative Inquiry
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    To create amazing, positive change, follow the 5Ds: define, discovery, dream, design, and destiny. FREE ACCESS
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    16.  S.O.A.R
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    S.O.A.R. is a results-oriented method of strategic thinking and planning that has proven to be highly successful in a variety of industries and organizations. FREE ACCESS
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    17.  Appreciative Inquiry Brings Out the Best
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    To bring out the best in others, ask generative questions that create innovations for change. FREE ACCESS
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    18.  Leading People Through Change
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    Amy Butte; former CFO of the New York Stock Exchange; shares how she worked with Finance employees to get their buy-in; which was key to making tremendous technological; organizational; and procedural changes possible. FREE ACCESS
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    19.  Crafting A Successful Change Initiative
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    Company-wide change initiatives are rarely easy to undertake—but they can be highly effective. Andy Halford talks about how to initiate change that promotes growth and health. FREE ACCESS
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    20.  Use Meetings as an Engagement Opportunity
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    Have a clear purpose for the meeting; the right people in the room; and clear decision rules. FREE ACCESS
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    21.  The Crucial Starting Point for all Powerful Change Leaders
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    About 70 percent of change efforts fail. If people are unmotivated; add more “heart” — the benefits from change. If they work hard but unsuccessfully; add more “head” — the “what” and “why.” If they are paralyzed; add more “hands” — plan; process; and skills. FREE ACCESS
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    22.  Inspirational Messages
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    The story line of inspirational messages emphasizes the future over the status quo; notes that you as the leader have succeeded in similar situations; describes what new mindsets and behaviors are needed; and expresses confidence that you will succeed together. FREE ACCESS
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    23.  Change through Rapid Transformation
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    To lead change in your organization; create cross-functional teams to work on the pieces and engage in rapid transformation: 1) create a sense of urgency; 2) diagnose the root causes; 3) envision the future; and 4) write a detailed implementation plan. FREE ACCESS
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    24.  Embracing Change in Formula One Racing
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    Every member of a Formula One team; at every level; in every job; is constantly looking for change; both in their competition and in technology —automotive engineering; aerospace engineering and ICT (information and communications technology). FREE ACCESS
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    25.  Discovering Your Theme for Change
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    To make change easier, look for the one big theme that intersects between what other people want for you and what you want for yourself. FREE ACCESS
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    26.  Where You Should Put Your Time
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    Change is not about trying to fit more into an already overloaded schedule. It’s about putting energy into the right things and eliminating the things that don’t make a difference. FREE ACCESS
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    27.  The Entities of Change
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    Because change is ripe with opportunities to fail, people will resist change unless the opportunities to fail are counterbalanced with recognition and reward. Effective leaders help people through change and transition, anticipating people's natural resistance and providing the support to overcome it. It is important to understand how four brain structures, in particular, relate to change. The first, the amygdala, perceives all change as potential danger and drives the more intense emotions of resistance. The entorhinal cortex helps us navigate both physical space and social networks, and is activated if change impacts where people work or who they work with. The basal ganglia is responsible for helping us learn new behaviors and turn them into habits. The habenula tracks when we fail at something and reduces the feel-good chemicals of serotonin and dopamine to motivate us to make different choices in the future. FREE ACCESS
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    28.  Mapping Change Initiatives
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    When change initiatives are mapped against these four factors — disruption, acclimation, choice, and desire — it's easier to predict how much resistance there will be to the change. The first factor to assess is how much disruption the change will create. The second factor is the time it will take for people to acclimate to the change. The next consideration is whether those affected chose the change. The final consideration is whether those affected wanted the change. FREE ACCESS
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    29.  Change Begins with Setting an Example
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    In the pursuit of our goals and dreams, we sometimes forget that we need the help of others to achieve those goals or make those dreams a reality. For this reason, it’s important we set a positive example, and ensure both our behavior and our actions have a positive influence on the world around us. FREE ACCESS
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    30.  Crafting a Comfortable, Productive Workspace
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    Our immediate environment, the literal world around us, plays a critical role in our behavior. Color, space, temperature, and elements added to or removed from our environment can each influence how we think, feel, or behave. This is especially true when it comes to our work setting. So, take the time to explore how you interact with your workspace, and then discover you can improve it. FREE ACCESS
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    31.  Move Out of Your Comfort Zone and Embrace Change
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    The need for change is important. It's critical for our survival and has always been a central part of human evolution. Yet in our day-to-day lives, and especially in our professional lives, we often resist change. Discover why this is the case, and how you can overcome a fear of change. FREE ACCESS
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    32.  Embrace Collaboration in Your Pursuit of Success
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    Collaboration is often the secret to success. And yet, for all the benefits it brings, we sometimes exhibit an innate resistance to collaborating. Put simply, we reject the idea that we can’t do it all ourselves. Learn how to overcome this reflex, to embrace collaboration, and to work effectively with your colleagues and achieve your goals. FREE ACCESS
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    33.  Rediscover Your Spark and Your Driving Force
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    Our driving force is the thing that motivates us, the thing that underpins and explains so much of our behavior. Yet, it’s surprisingly easy to lose touch with our driving force, and too easy to forget why we do the things we do. Explore how to rediscover your spark and begin reconnecting with the real reason you get out of bed in the morning. FREE ACCESS
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    34.  Harness the Power and Potential of Change
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    The human species has immense potential. As soon as we conquer one goal, we have a tendency to push the bar higher, or shoot for even greater excellence. Now imagine if we could harness all of our experiences, past and present. Continually improving, nudging forwards, and seeking to gently push the boundary of our own potential to continually ask, "What if?"; this is key to driving our success, and driving change. FREE ACCESS


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