Hire A Change-Management Consultant When You Need Annihilation and Buy-In.

As I’ve grown more experience as a change management consultant, I’ve witnessed many positive outcomes which were added benefits, such as communication skills, tools for structured management disciplines and supervisor-subordinate relationship improvement. Thus, I have asked the question, which driving pressures drove the company to the point of deciding to hire an external change management or change-agent consultant? I’ve concluded …

Guiding Rules for Managers

THE MAIN POINT (273 words—55 seconds reading time) Today we’ll talk about the guiding rules of management.  These rules are like the plow in this image…they do the work to allow you to control of your growth and get to the “swing” beyond (which is your life.)  The goal is gaining control of our work and life. Our desire is …

What is our culture?

THE MAIN POINT (92 seconds reading time) (Above diagram by Deal and Kennedy in “Corporate Cultures.”)   Why diagnose culture? You can diagnose the culture of an organization for both personal and professional reasons. When you work for an organization, you want your personal values to align with the organization’s values – provided, of course, you know your personal values. …

Risk tolerance affects culture.

THE MAIN POINT (499 words – 100 seconds reading time) Can we measure the culture and it’s tolerance for risk? Can we diagnose our culture so we know what we have and can compare what we have to what we want? What kind of a culture do you work in? It’s very difficult to measure the culture, but is possible …

Leaders teach the culture they support.

The Main Point (93 seconds reading time)   Image: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/11417. The painting is by Emanuel Leutze (American, Schwäbisch Gmünd 1816–1868 Washington, D.C. How do we teach and promulgate the corporate values and all of the organizational culture? We tell the cultural stories and pass on the cultural legends out loud and we follow unwritten rules that aren’t typically spoken, much less …

Culture: Who are we?

THE MAIN POINT (73 seconds reading time) A leader manages the organization’s culture. I’ve mentioned the differences between the organization’s identity, culture, climate, morale, and mission. One thing is clear. We must sort out our identity, culture, and mission before we can deal with strategy or structure. These concepts must be defined in any strategic planning exercise. Organizational development experts try …