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Is Your Project Breaking Apart or Breaking Open?
If you've ever worked on, managed or sponsored a project you know that project plans, schedules and budgets are great planning tools at the beginning but then something seems to happen in the middle. We have status reports that measure if our project is over or under (don't laugh too hard at that one) budget, on or behind schedule [...]
Resistance to change IS protection from threat…are you unknowingly that threat?
According to Dr. A. J. Schuler, author of Negotiate Your Way to Success, there are 10 common reasons why people resist change. Common Reasons Why People Resist Change Risk of change is seen as greater than risk of status quo Connections to people disturbed - "tribal bonding" No role models for new environment Fear of incompetence or looking incompetent Feeling [...]
Endings are boring, negative, and emotionally heavy so let’s forget about them and just get on with what’s new, exciting, and fun!
Almost anything is easier to get into than out of. ~Agnes Allen Not so fast says William Bridges, author of Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change, who contends the single biggest reason why changes fail is that no one thought about endings or how to manage their impact on people. Bridges distinguishes a change, which is situational (e.g. [...]
Getting Everyone on the Same Page
Core Values in Nepali Core Values in English Last week, Mr. Krishna Bahadur K.C., the Chairman of the School Management Committee, of Shree Shanti Niketan Primary School was looking for ways to mobilize his community towards common goals. He was looking for a common denominator to bind the stakeholders that were impacted by future change initiatives. Key Question [...]
We are all the same!
We are all the same. This statement came to life this past week while working with community leaders in Sundarbazaar, a semi-developed village of Lamjung, Nepal. The group of 15 was comprised of Head School Masters (principals), and the chairperson s from the School Management Committees, who together with the government, are responsible for providing and funding public education in 10 [...]
5 ways to Use a Change Initiative as a Leadership Development Opportunity
During tough economic times, when hiring freezes are prevalent and staff capacity is low, many organizations staff their new initiatives (programs and or projects) with consultants, contractors, or staff with performance challenges. If you get what you invest in these initiatives, then it's no wonder many are disappointed at the lack of sustainable success. Dust off that succession plan and put [...]