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The Well-Aligned Organization

Posted by Greg Kaczmarz on Jun 8, 2018 12:52:58 PM

Is your organization aligned and positioned for success? According to author and speaker

Simon Sinek (www.startwithwhy.com), organizations that inspire have at their cores an understanding of why they exist. This understanding of purpose or cause manifests itself in how these organizations operate and is front and center when they and their leaders communicate.

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Topics: Business Transformation, Change Management, Leadership, Business Consulting

OCM = A Project That is Six Times More Successful

Posted by Kim Gandier on Jul 27, 2017 2:41:35 PM

We’ve all seen the multiplying factor used in advertisements. It’s a strategic way of highlighting a data point to attract attention by saying that something is [blank] times more [blank] than another. For example, a simple Google search resulted in numerous six times factor results. I’ll share a few of the more obvious ones for fun:

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Topics: Change Management

Believing in Organizational Change Management

Posted by Veronique Le Saux on May 26, 2014 11:45:11 AM

Organizational Change Management (OCM) is a fascinating topic, mainly due to the fact that there are still a large number of organizations in 2014 that do not understand its importance. I have witnessed this first hand with organizations in Canada as well as in the UK and France.

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Topics: Change Management

Storytelling: Is it Just for Children? Or is it Also an Effective Change Management Tool?

Posted by Deb Buxton on May 5, 2014 11:59:52 AM

We all grew up hearing stories. Whether it was a fairytale, a Disney version or a family treasure, stories have always been used to communicate, teach and share information. Throughout time, people have learned by remembering the moral of the story, the important lesson, a takeaway. Just think about the age old tale of the tortoise and the hare. The moral of the story has stood the test of time and is just as relevant today in 2014 as it was many years ago. In fact, all someone has to do is mention the tortoise and the hare, and you instantly can relate to the topic.

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Topics: Change Management, Methodologies

The Motivation of Loss vs. Gain

Posted by Rick Strempler on Mar 10, 2014 11:46:35 AM

Looking back across my career, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many different and unique businesses, operating in various industries. I’ve also worked on a wide variety of projects, from new application development, to solution selection, to solution integration and implementation. One thing that I’ve learned during that time is that for all the differences and uniqueness, most businesses and projects have much more in common than most people expect. Sure, the culture of a business or industry might be different, and work being performed might be completely unique, but many of the underlying needs, attitudes, approaches, personalities, and behaviours that you encounter from one project or business to another are fundamentally the same.

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Topics: Business Analysis, Change Management

Project Search and Rescue

Posted by Jon Labun on Nov 11, 2013 2:00:16 AM

The Swamp Donkey Adventure Race is a grueling nine-hour race over land and water that tests your endurance, your ability to think under stress and fatigue, and your ability to navigate. It takes place in the Canadian Shield in the southeastern edge of Manitoba, and includes biking, paddling, and orienteering.

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Topics: Change Management, Leadership, Professional Effectiveness

What is Benefits Realization Management?

Posted by Fern Rochon on Jul 3, 2012 8:59:40 AM
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Topics: Change Management

What is Successful Change Management Anyway?

Posted by Fern Rochon on Apr 2, 2012 3:00:35 AM

If you grew up in a large family setting, you likely learned early on that each individual deals with their environment in totally unique ways. I was fortunate to be the youngest of a very large family and well positioned to observe how all my older siblings dealt with change. Some sought change and instigated change, some accepted change readily, while others approached change very cautiously. Their characters have not changed much over the years – these traits are simply part of their DNA.

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Topics: Change Management

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