Monthly Archives: October 2011

Takeaways from #ODNconf2011

The annual Organization Development Network Conference for 2011 is this week in Baltimore. On November 1, my colleague Michelle Milam Davis (@MilamDavis) and …

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What’s scarier this Halloween – Demons or having a tough conversation?

What would you rather do this Halloween?  Dress up in costume, arrive at your office being one of only three people who …

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“The Change-inator” – Dr. Doofenshmirtz as a Change Leader

Who is Dr. Doofenshmirtz you might ask? Dr. Doofenshmirtz is the “villain”/mad scientist on the show Phineas and Ferb.  Who are Phineas and Ferb? (If you are asking …

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BrandWashed!

It stopped me cold, mid-sandwich. At my family’s favorite apres-soccer lunch spot, I witnessed the giant squid of brand washing…the elusive corporate …

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Life in a Rubik’s Cube World

Once upon a time, in complex reporting relationships at work, professionals had two managers – a hard line and a dotted line, commonly …

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6 Things We Can Learn from Tom Brady & Colby Lewis

Everyone knows Tom Brady and his incredible success winning championships.  But, unless you are a Texas Rangers fan like me, you may …

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Needed: Leaders with Coaching Skills

I hear the term “coaching” thrown around in business a lot these days.  (Ok, maybe that’s partly because I’m an executive coach …

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Is Your Team Engaged? How do you know?

Recently I planned a vacation for my family.  Being the change management freak that I am, I started with my stakeholders … …

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“I hate change!” | Be The Change

“I hate change!” These words were spoken by a friend. A friend who was on a team I was on a long …

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A Serving of Feedback? Make Mine a Double!

Admit it! When someone says, “I have some feedback to give you,” or, “We need to talk,” you get that feeling in …

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