Power Plays and Politics in Leading Change

Power Plays and Politics in Leading Change

“Power is more than an objective assignment of position, or the possession of status … Power is a state of mind.” • Julie Diamond   “I’m tired of all the power plays,” I hear myself say. It’s an odd sentiment for a systems coach to express. By definition, my...
From Managing Change to Leading Change

From Managing Change to Leading Change

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” • Albert Einstein   You have a brilliant idea to progress your organization, yet you hesitate to bring it forward. When you tried to manage change in...
Courage | A Magic Carpet to Change

Courage | A Magic Carpet to Change

Courage is essential to change leadership. It’s a magic carpet that can carry us over the edge of change.   Finding the courage to pursue your dreams by speaking them out loud takes time and practice, but it is a skill worth nurturing.  I grew up in a small...
Leading Innovation with the Growth Mindset

Leading Innovation with the Growth Mindset

“This is a time of tremendous change where, like it or not, you’re going to have periods of confusion. Like it or not, you’re going to turn into a novice over and over again.” • Carol Dweck   Ninety minutes into a workshop about leading change effectively, the...
Change Resistance – The Watchdog of Change

Change Resistance – The Watchdog of Change

Believe it or not, standing firm against change can be valuable to a change initiative.   Resistance to change can come from deep within. In Michael Crummey’s novel Sweetland, a contemporary Newfoundland community explores the possibility of being resettled....
Leading Change with Core Value Stories

Leading Change with Core Value Stories

“At the end of the day, you just ask yourself, ‘How did our vision and values influence decisions I made today?’ If they did not, then they are pretty much BS.”• Peter Senge, systems scientist    Core values are vital to engaging your team and creating a...