Tag: change

Effective Organizational Change Requires Engagement and Empowerment

I’m still getting my head around what does and doesn’t work with organizational development and change. After eight and half years of consulting at Velvet Chainsaw, one would think I would have figured out this change management stuff. But I haven’t. I have more questions than answers. I have seeds of ideas in need of … [Read more…]

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: From Industrial Revolution Work Models To Knowledge Economy Models

Is your organization stuck in a 20th Century time warp and on the endangered list? Are its structures, business models and operations using outdated methods resembling a relic of the past? Or are your organizational work processes thriving in today’s increasingly hypercompetitive, fast-paced and interconnected marketplace? In order to be a successful 21st Century organization, … [Read more…]

Seven Reasons Why Your Conference Attendees Don’t Want You To Change

It’s just not the conference is used to be! That’s a common complaint from long-term conference attendees. Often they resist changes or conference growth. Conference organizers have to carefully watch placating these long-term attendees versus attracting new ones. Sometimes, we have to let the legacy attendees complain or leave in order to make the appropriate … [Read more…]

Release Your Conference Trojan Mice!

Forget releasing your conference Kraken—that legendary giant sea monster sent out to destroy anything that gets in your way. And by all means, don’t release your Trojan horse. You don’t need a trick, stratagem or gimmick for your target audience. You need to release your Trojan mice! These are small, well focused changes that add … [Read more…]

Leading Others Through Organization Change Requires Effective Brain-Friendly Plans

Yes, when dealing with change, the details of the change are important. Equally important are the plans we develop to bring others along with the change. We often omit creating a plan that our team can own. We make a barbaric blunder and create a plan about the details of the change. We forget about … [Read more…]

Breaking Through The Guardians Of Change By Addressing The A In ACE

How can you unlock the grip of failure on your organization? “What?” you ask. “My organization is not operating at a loss or failing.” Oh, I beg to differ. If your organization strives to achieve status quo, a failure mentality has taken hold. Fear of failure and fear of change are probably your organization’s biggest … [Read more…]

Brain-Savvy Leaders Foster ACE

In order to grow, your organization must change. Organizations that refuse to move become stagnate. They become trapped, treading water through a set of regular routines while getting nowhere. Without lasting change, organizations become dull, sluggish and deteriorate. They eventually die, sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly. Unfortunately, the majority of organizational change fails, misses the mark … [Read more…]

Conference Education Sessions Must Override Attendees’ Need For Predictability

We are hard-wired to be like the Fraggles. But we are better off being like the the Doozers. Be A Doozer Not A Fraggle If you’ve ever watched the 80s tv show Fraggle Rock, you know the Fraggles and Doozers. The colorful, fur tuft tipped tail Fraggles only have a 30-minute work week. They dedicated … [Read more…]

Four Objections To Changing Conference Education And Experiences

Change freaks many of us out! We fear it. We ignore it. We refuse to accept it. It’s really not change that freaks us out. It’s the unknown of the outcome. It’s so much easier to keep things the same because we know the results. Defining Change According to psychologist and therapist Roger S. Gil, … [Read more…]

Is Your Success Dependent Upon Proving You Are Smart Or Learning?

I don’t divide the world into the weak and the strong, or successes and failures… I divide the world into learners and non-learners. ~ Sociologists Benjamin Barber. Your Drive To Learn All babies are eager to learn says Stanford professor, neuroscience researcher and author Dr. Carol Dweck. “You never see an unmotivated baby,” she says. … [Read more…]