The Secret Life of Change Managers: What We Do and How We Do It

By |2018-12-26T11:46:52-07:00November 29th, 2018|Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management, Mergers, Acquisitions & Reorganizations, Organizational Change Capacity|

Change Management is not meant to be a closely guarded secret, yet few understand the full extent of its application and impact. This two-part blog series is aimed at clarifying the role of change management and how to recognize and understand the best applications for a multitude of situations, [...]

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How to Transform Your Organization Without a Major Revolt

By |2018-11-15T10:31:08-07:00November 15th, 2018|Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management, Mergers, Acquisitions & Reorganizations, Organizational Change Capacity|

Brace Yourself! This Wave Is Going to Be Big Sometimes we find the need to transform an organization — and sometimes the need finds us. I spent the better part of last year helping a major oil and gas company transform one of its business units. The business unit’s [...]

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Career Transition: A Survival Guide

By |2018-11-08T08:28:24-07:00November 7th, 2018|Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management, Mergers, Acquisitions & Reorganizations|

Part 3: Building Relations with Co-workers In our last installment, we discussed how to explore the written and unwritten rules and norms of an organization.  In this installation we will discuss building relationships with new colleagues which is the key to learning about the organization and building the connections that [...]

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Regenerative Resource Website

By |2018-10-31T15:09:31-06:00October 29th, 2018|Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Sustainability|

If you're looking for an interdisciplinary resource for your sustainability efforts, this site is for you. The industrial age of mankind assumed that the natural resources available to us were limitless. Now, as we acknowledge the anthropogenic  or human influence on earth, the assumptions are different. Resources are finite and [...]

Why Half a Degree of Global Warming is a Big Deal

By |2019-01-07T14:33:36-07:00October 22nd, 2018|Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Sustainability|

The conclusions contained in the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is grim. The world is already seeing the consequence of 1°C of global warming. More extremes of weather, rising tides low in lying areas has created refugees with no where to go is becoming normal. The warning in the report, "Every [...]

The Culture Factor

By |2018-10-08T09:32:40-06:00October 9th, 2018|@enable_change, Change Leadership Capability, Collaboration, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management, Organizational Change Capacity|

While there is a question about who actually said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast (or lunch),” there is little disagreement about the impact of culture on the workings of a company. This is probably why Harvard Business Review dedicates a five-article spotlight to “The Culture Factor” in its January-February [...]

Making Strategic Decisions… Locally! Part 4

By |2019-10-26T00:11:56-06:00May 9th, 2017|Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Organizational Change Capacity|

This series of articles is for the leaders in the trenches … the line and middle managers that are responsible, sometimes unknowingly, for half the market cap of a corporation.  One error, incident, or security compromise can negatively impact a company overnight. In this series, we’ve addressed why senior [...]

Learning to Lead

By |2017-11-17T12:44:39-07:00March 28th, 2017|Leader Change Capability|

Although I’m only a few years into my consulting career at Expressworks, I’ve quickly realized that leadership is a complex subject. Who is considered a leader? What does it take to become one? I’ll admit that I always assumed it was my manager, my coach, an older and wiser [...]

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