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3 patterns of successful IT leaders | CIO

  Deloitte Consulting Principal Karen Mazer shares new technology leadership insights from the organization’s CIO program and three patterns of successful IT Leaders: Trusted Operator Change Instigator Business co-creator Source: 3 patterns of successful IT leaders | CIO

How to Hire Without Getting Fooled by First Impressions

You have to see and hear differently. Great article from HBR on How to Hire Without Getting Fooled by First Impressions

The History and Future of Change Management

Great history of change from Prosci: “Over the past quarter of a century, change management has emerged, evolved and grown from foundational understandings to conceptual underpinnings and on to a recognized discipline.” Click here to read the article.

Why Most Change Efforts Fail and 7 Guidelines to Ensure Your Team Succeeds – Jesse Lyn Stoner

Chances are you will initiate a change that affects your whole team or start a major team project in the near future. And chances are it will not make the impact you had hoped for. A 2008 study by IBM found that over 60 percent of change efforts do not fully meet their objectives, and … Continue reading

6 Rules of Change | #ChangeManagement

Great info graphic on change management that sums up many of the key principles. 6 Rules of Change: “Esther Derby is quite right when she says people don’t resist change, they resist coercion. From our experience, when people understand the compelling reason why for change, feel actively involved, share the vision and are guided by … Continue reading

Why B2B Companies Need to Use Social Media, with Jonathan Wichmann

What are the 10 reasons B2B companies need social? 1. Break down the silos 2. Create a culture people value 3. Strengthen the corporate brand 4. Build lasting business relationships 5. Care about your environment 6. Let the crowd help you improve 7. Identify shortcuts in the supply chain 8. Spot and attract world class talent … Continue reading

The Question Every Project Team Should Answer

Many projects fail because they are launched without a clearly articulated reason why they’re being pursued. Exploring the four dimensions of a compelling “why statement” can improve a project’s chances of success. Source: The Question Every Project Team Should Answer Why Why Matters The why statement is a pivotal element in any project’s brand. Without … Continue reading

Be Your Own Best Advocate via HBR

Be Your Own Best Advocate – great article from HBR on how to handle the more personal negotiations in your career. Focus on four steps: recognize, prepare, initiate, and navigate. Recognise the opportunity, prepare for it, initiate the discussion and navigate the negotiation. Source, HBR: Be Your Own Best Advocate

3 Guidelines to Avoid Resistance to Change – Jesse Lyn Stoner

Another great article from Jesse Lyn Stoner – 3 Guidelines to Avoid Resistance to Change 1. Involve people throughout the organization in planning and implementing the change. 2. Support the middle. 3. The change method itself must reflect the new desired culture. Jesse Lyn points out that the middle are often “caught in the middle” … Continue reading

7 Things Leaders Do to Help People Change

Getting people to change….”Being nice isn’t enough” says a recent article from HBR. A leader must be doing far more than that: 7 Things Leaders Do to Help People Change. Now I am sure that is not news to any of us….. HBR provide there list of suggestions. . 1. Inspiring others – why should … Continue reading

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