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Organizational Alignment: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts

By Ken Wagner, Ph.D. posted in Leadership, Leader-Led Change, Alignment

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Coauthored by: Ken Wagner, Ph.D. and J.P. Martinez

The flames are mesmerizing, the noise overwhelming, and the sheer power is remarkable. These words do not come close to illustrating the brilliance of a rocket launched on its way into space. And while truly incredible, the awe-inspiring physical representation of achieving escape velocity in some ways distracts from the true accomplishment; consider what is necessary for a successful launch. All the people, all the parts, and all the conditions must line up together, in just the right way, at the right time.

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Leadership - The Secret to Realizing the Full Potential of Change

By Delores (Dee) Conway posted in Leadership, Change Management, Communicating with Teams, Change, Leader-Led Change

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Why is it that most organizational change initiatives tend to fall into one of the following categories:

  • It is slow to launch
  • Are recycled from previous efforts that did not achieve intended outcomes
  • Never realize their full potential
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Making Change STICK

By Delores (Dee) Conway posted in Change, Leader-Led Change

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When I was a young girl, my mother would throw a strand of cooked spaghetti at the wall to see if it would stick. If it stuck, then the spaghetti was done.

Unfortunately, that’s how some leaders approach change! They initiate a change effort, sponsor it, sanction change teams, and may bring in consultants to help design the change. Then, they throw the change against the wall. . . and hope it sticks . . . and, in their minds, the change is “done.”

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