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Change Management Resources

The only constant in life and business is change.  The best leaders understand this reality and do everything possible to prepare and empower their organizations to be proactive about change management.

How You Move from Survival to Success Mode As A Leader

As a small business owner, it’s easy to find yourself in survival mode, reacting to daily challenges and putting out fires as they arise. However, transitioning from survival to success requires a shift in mindset and strategy. This blog provides insights and practical advice to help you make that transition and build a thriving business.

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Martin Luther King As A Leader

Donald T. Phillips in his wonderful book, Martin Luther King on Leadership, does a nice job providing significant detail as to why Martin Luther King (MLK) was a great leader. We often focus on the rhetoric and powerful speeches that he gave, but there is so much more substance to the man than just what he had to say.

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The Struggle Is Part of the Journey 2.0

  The struggle is part of the journey.  I’ve always been a fan of the John Adams quote, “People and nations are forged in the fires of adversity.”  Collectively and individually, we learn little about ourselves when things are going well. In fact, we tend to take our success for granted. The more comfort and

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    Recommended Reading

  • How To Change

    Katy Milkman

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    Change comes most readily when you understand what’s standing between you and success and tailor your solution to that roadblock. If you want to work out more but find exercise difficult and boring, downloading a goal-setting app probably won’t help. But what if, instead, you transformed your workouts so they became a source of pleasure […]

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  • Start With Why

    Simon Sinek

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  • Reflections On Life and Leading

    Ed Robinson

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    Live the life you want with more success, less stress, better relationships, an improved self-image, and increased feelings of happiness. In this book, I will present some reflections on what I have learned throughout my life to achieve success, balance, and happiness in my life. Life and leadership will be discussed interchangeably since I don’t […]

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    Favorite Articles

  • Transformations That Work

    More than a third of large organizations have some type of transformation program underway at any given time, and many launch one major change initiative after another. Though they kick off with a lot of fanfare, most of these efforts fail to deliver. Only 12% produce lasting results, and that figure hasn’t budged in the […]

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  • Middle Managers Should Drive Your Business Transformation

    Successful transformations harness the collective wisdom of middle managers and teams. To increase your company’s chances, you need to: 1) Enlist your very best middle managers. Transforming a business demands a blend of creativity and ingenuity. By setting this challenge you can also test and nurture the next generation of leaders. 2) Empower the middle to […]

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  • How to implement transformations for long-term impact

    Many organizations embark on large-scale transformations, only to end with frustrated leaders and worse-than-expected long-term results. These efforts typically start with high aspirations and significant energy then lose an average of 42 percent of their expected value in the later phases of the transformation program, where the focus shifts to executing and sustaining change.1 While many […]

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    Helpful Websites

  • MindTools

    For over 25 years, Mind Tools has been helping people enjoy happy, successful careers with a one-stop learning hub: the Mind Tools Club. Our goals have stood unwavering for a quarter-century: build a dedicated subscription channel to replace multiple searches across countless resources, and deliver a complete toolkit of resources for professional and personal development.

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  • Executive Book Summaries

    outlines the key points and ideas of full-length business books into quick and easy-to-read print summaries

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  • Harvard Business Review

    best selling business magazine of Harvard Business School

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    Video Favorites

  • The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday

    Ryan Holiday shares the core “stoic based” concepts from his book, The Obstacle is The Way. How we perceive things has a big impact on how we deal with them. Being challenged is part of life – embrace it.

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    Yuval Noah Harari, macro-historian, Professor, best-selling author of “Sapiens” and “Homo Deus,” and one of the world’s most innovative and exciting thinkers, discusses his newest work, “21 Lessons for the 21st Century.” Described as a “truly mind-expanding” journey through today’s most pressing issues, “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” reminds us to maintain our collective […]

  • Ed Robinson | How to Thrive as a CEO During Chaotic Times

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  • A Sense of Urgency – John Kotter

    A Sense of Urgency – Book Excerpt (Click on this link for the Word document)   Chapter 1 – It All Starts With A Sense of Urgency …Go check, then you find people running, and they are stressed out. But this man (leader), and almost everyone else around him, is mistaking the enormous amount of […]

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  • On Leadership and Business Book Excerpts Sections 3-5 by Ed Robinson

        “Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” —Peter Drucker   Part Three: It Takes Vision If you ask the average employee of the typical company why the company exists, what sets it […]

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  • Leadership: Essential Writings By Our Greatest Thinkers edited by Elizabeth D. Samet

    STUDYING THE SYSTEM “Our little systems have their day.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson In Organizational Culture and Leadership, Edgar Schein offers the following taxonomy: (1) visible artifacts; (2) espoused beliefs, values, rules, and behavioral norms; and (3) tacit, taken for granted, basic underlying assumptions. “Until you dig down to the bit level of the basic […]

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