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Why Change When Things Have Been Successful in the Past?

We recently began work with a fortune 1000 company whose sales have quadrupled over the past four years and who now boasts a more than 6,000 employee workforce. Despite that enormous growth and success, the company is deciding to make massive changes within its culture and the way it conducts business. Why? Why change when […]

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How To Introduce Teams Into Your Organization’s Culture Without a Mutiny

One of the most critical moments in creating a high performance team culture is the day you decide to let the whole organization hear your plan.  Up to that point, the changing of culture and embracing of a new way of doing something, whether teaming or anything else, has probably been a strategic discussion behind […]

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Managing Organizational Change: Lou Deepe Talks About His Experience with New Directions

GUESTBLOGGER: Lou Deepe is the Director of Strategic Development at Wildwood Programs, a non-profit agency who’s mission it is to empower and enable children and adults with neurologically based learning disabilities, autism and other developmental disorders to live independent, productive and fulfilling lives.   Whenever you commit to participating in a workshop or attending a […]

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The Future of Learning and Development in the Workplace (Revisited)

“The dropout rate of massive online courses is higher than 97%,” recently reported Seth Godin, technology guru and author, on his blog. As a panelist on next week’s The Technology Edge – The Experts Share for the American Society for Training and Development, I feel obligated to share new and shiny technology that we all […]

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The Hudson-Mohawk Chapter of the American Society for Training & Development Endorses Workforce Training Series of Albany

Local Chapter and Local Workforce Training Series Team Up To Address Immediate Workforce Training Need  The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and its affiliated local chapter, Hudson-Mohawk, has endorsed and will sponsor the recently launched Workforce Training Series of Albany workshops.  Designed to be practical and affordable training workshops in the Capital Region, […]

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Local Workforce Training Series In Albany Kicks Off To Address National Statistic

Developing the area’s workforce, WTS unveils 2013 training and development workshops (Albany, NY) –– Last month Gallup polling released that 7 out of 10 employees hate their job.  The CEO of Gallup, Jim Clifton, indicated that 70% of American workers are disengaged at work as a direct result of poor management and leadership.  The Workforce […]

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The Innovative Leadership Guide Volume 2

Leaders aren’t born.  They’re built.  After the great success of our first Innovative Leadership Guide, we decided to make the second volume bigger, bolder and brighter! Now with over 90 pages of tips, tactics, strategies and real-life, in-the-trenches scenarios this is a perfect download for any manager to get a full idea of how to […]

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NEW MANAGER & SUPERVISOR: The Innovative Leadership Guide Volume 2

It looks like we may be seeing some signs of light at the end of the tunnel as we march into the new year.  With the fiscal cliff averted in the US, the stock market rebounding and businesses starting to release more of their reserve funds for new hiring, training and expansion – we are […]

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STRATEGY: Developing Business During Changing and Chaotic Times

“The best way to predict your future is to create it,” said management guru Peter Drucker.  We are indeed living in chaotic times full of rapid change and dramatic disruption.  Just ask anyone with a business, service or product and the game has only become harder, more stressful and unstable.  What used to be a […]

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Best Strategies For Leading Organizational Change During Chaotic Times

According to a 2012 survey 73% of revenue growing and profitable organizations did so because they excelled at managing change.  A 2003 Change Management Best Practice study reported that only 1/3 of change teams used a formal management tool, but of the the ones who did those teams showed an ROI of 143% Change is […]

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Organizational Renewal When Change Has Failed In The Past Workshop

The dissatisfaction with status quo has been established, the vision is compelling, and yet, when it comes to examining how the organization needs to transform to meet the future, your group struggles.  Sound familiar?  Perhaps your group is dealing with some “residual” resistance from previous poorly-managed change initiatives. This workshop looks at how an organization […]

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Best Strategies for Helping Yourself Handle Change Successfully Workshop

The only constant is change.  This workshop targets the individual and how he/she deals with change personally. This session will help individuals understand the effects of change, steps to progress through change and help them build crucial characteristics for dealing with change in the future. You may find yourself having trouble sleeping, picking fights with […]

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Best Strategies For Helping Staff Handle Change Workshop

The only constant is CHANGE – we all know it and we all struggle to handle it.  During the turbulent days we’re facing, it’s best to have a strategy for helping your staff handle whatever ups and downs come their way.

Thumbnail : CHANGE MANAGEMENT: Is Residual Resistance Killing Your New Change Initiative?

CHANGE MANAGEMENT: Is Residual Resistance Killing Your New Change Initiative?

We have often mentioned David Gleicher’s change formula – D X V X F > R – as an important sequencing of tasks when building a change initiative.  When so many leaders jump into the F – First Steps – without building the D (Dissatisfaction with Status Quo and Case for Change) or the V […]

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CHANGE: 10 Tips for Supervisors and Managers To Renew and Refuel the Heart of Your Change Initiative

“Running short of cash and unable to sell 1,100 digital imaging patents that could have rescued it,” as Rochester’s Democrat and Chronicle writes, Eastman Kodak Co. today took the long-expected but still painful step of filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. As The Associated Press says, this raises the specter that “the 132-year-old trailblazer could […]

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CHANGE: Understanding the Root of Change & How The Change Formula Can Drive Success

Have you ever found yourself wanting to implement some kind of change either at home or in your place of business and realized you didn’t have the support to make it happen? Now by change, all I mean is something new.  Maybe a desire to purchase a new lawnmower, or more critical, the need to […]

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CHANGE MANAGEMENT: Why 70% of Change Initiatives Fail

John Kotter, renowned author and change management guru, reported in his book, Leading Change, that 70% of change initiatives in organizations and businesses fail.  That is an extraordinarily depressing figure when we also hear that the only constant in life these days is change.  Does that mean that we’re all doomed to fail 70% of […]

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Becoming a Change Champion in Your Organization

Deborah Mackin, international trainer and coach, discusses with a leadership summit group how to become change champions in their own organizations.

CHANGE MANAGEMENT: Thriving Through Change Part II

In last week’s blog, we explored two hypotheses around change: (1) Changes exist in each and every moment of the day; and (2) We are built to maintain the status quo and therefore, reject change. I left you with some questions to think about: Do you accept change as inherent in your life? Do you […]

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CHANGE MANAGEMENT: Thriving Through Change Part I

“Life is difficult.  This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths.  It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it.  Once we truly know that life is difficult – once we truly understand and accept it – then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is […]

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The Best of NDCBlogger – Year in Review

Well, what a year for NDCBlogger!  After making the decision to go full steam ahead a year ago and start blogging we have had great fun coming up with topics every week that spark debate, question traditional philosophies and hopefully, inspire you to perform with excellence. We created our blog program as a venue for […]

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LEADERSHIP: Best Practices and “Next Practices” – Leading in a Confusing, Demanding World

Last week I was reading an interesting article on leadership in the Harvard Business Review entitled, “Leadership in a (Permanent) Crisis*” which asked the question:  How will we adapt to the new reality of constant uncertainty, urgency, and high demand? In other words, if the human condition begs for consistency and stability, how will we […]

PERSONALITY: Your Personality Determines How You React to Change

When we train leaders on change management, one of the tasks for them to complete is a change personality assessment*. The tool identifies three types of personality preferences and how each responds to change. The first personality type is the Conserver, an individual who is very disciplined and organized and prefers change that maintains the […]

CHANGE MANAGEMENT: Why Change Initiatives Fail

I happened to be preparing for a change management training for the Naval Reactors Headquarters in D.C. when I came across some material from Peter Senge’s work on change that is definitely worth sharing and remembering. In his book, Dance of Change, he identifies a number of challenges that cause change initiatives to fail. I’ve […]

CHANGE MANAGEMENT: Change and the Future

There is the feeling that we’re in the midst of a cataclysmic change — a change so fundamental that it will disrupt the current order of things. I remember years ago viewing a Joel Barker video called Paradigm Shifts. In it he speaks to the notion that when large-scale change occurs everything goes back to […]

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