Category Archives: Lessons Learned

Create Purpose. Create Relationships. Create Engagement.

admin/ January 19, 2013/ Business Transformation, Delivery & Execution, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Lessons Learned, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Each of us have experiences within the context of the video below. We all volunteer, give back to our communities, or do things simply because we enjoy them. Said another way, we live our lives with purpose. Our shareholders have a purpose for investing in us. Our employees have a purpose for working with us. And, our customers have a purpose

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Gamification of Change: 4 Principles

admin/ January 19, 2013/ Business Transformation, Change Management, Delivery & Execution, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Lessons Learned, Transformation Tools & Techniques/ 0 comments

Imagine one day you walk into your bosses office, and she tells you that she needs you to lead the newest and biggest change initiative in the company. It’s brand new, it’s sponsored by the CEO, the board is behind it, and there is no one better than you in the company to lead the team. All the opportunity you

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Are you a crow or an eagle?

admin/ June 30, 2012/ Business Transformation, Change Management, Delivery & Execution, Leadership, Lessons Learned/ 0 comments

Conflict in organizational change is a common happening. Its unavoidable, and its healthy when handled professionally. Recall from your experiences times when the conflict is brought to your desk or office. What was your reaction? What did your reaction say about you? How you deal with conflict is one of the most significant characteristics you demonstrate as a leader. Consider the case

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Investing In Yourself (my preliminary take on The Energy Project)

admin/ June 22, 2010/ Business Transformation, Change Management, Leadership, Lessons Learned, My Quotes, Resource Management, Transformation Tools & Techniques/ 0 comments

Take Back Your Lunch – The Energy Project. This link came across my desk earlier this week and caught my eye. As you think about the impact of a movement like this, several managerial catch phrases may come to mind like…work-life balance, quality of life, respect for the individual, being a “working mom”, or being a “family man”. Do you

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IT Governance Rule #1 of 3 – Make sure you are doing the right things

admin/ April 17, 2010/ Business Alignment, Business Strategy, Business Transformation, Delivery & Execution, IT Governance, Lessons Learned/ 0 comments

In part 1 of a 3 part series, this article describes an approach with applying IT governance concepts. You can find a quick and relevant global survey on IT governance that provides additional views here http://www.cio.co.uk/debate/116479/now-is-the-time-to-invest-in-it-governance-say-it-leaders/ How do you know you are delivering the processes & systems that the business wants and needs? At one end of the spectrum you

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