Change Talk

Oct 5, 2015 Disruptive Change - Why Framing Innovation Matters

In a study released by Gilbert and Bower, the authors extrapolate that when companies face major disruptions in their markets, the way their managers perceive that disruption influences a company’s response profoundly.

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Jul 1, 2015 Organizational Transformation: If You Want A Different Dance, Change The Music

An African proverb suggests: If you want a different dance, change the music. In other words: To see different moves and different actions, find the factors that drive the behavior and alter them.


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Jun 18, 2015 The Agile Organization

One thing is clear, much of today’s business success depends on the ability of an organization to flexibly adapt to unforeseen circumstances, changing markets and new trends.

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Nov 11, 2014 Why Good Intentions Meet Change Resistance

 Many well-intentioned executives fail to appreciate the “downstream” impacts of their strategic initiatives. The employee experience is often very different from what executives envision when they set a strategy in motion.

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Oct 20, 2014 Viva Cochise: Memories of a Wonderful Project!

 This week, we had the honor to re-visit Cochise College in Douglas and Sierra Vista, Arizona.

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Aug 5, 2014 Using Head and Heart Appeal: Creating a Sense of Urgency for Your Change Initiative

When an organization undertakes a new change initiative, the project team is immediately faced with one of the most fundamental and challenging tasks – establishing a compelling sense of urgency at all levels of the organization.

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Jul 3, 2014 Organizational Storytelling: Change Your Stories, Change Your Organization?


How Organizational Narratives Can Influence Organizational Life.


A powerful way to understand an organization is to look at the stories it tells about itself as a collective.

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Jun 10, 2014 Over-simplifying: The Enemy of Innovation?

For decades we have been viewing organizations as if they are absolutely predictable, machine-like systems. In a “throw a quarter in, get a soda out” mentality,

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May 8, 2014 From Profit- to Customer-Orientation: More than a Matter of Organizational Culture

In today’s complex business world, customer demands change faster than most companies can keep up with. Therefore, keeping your finger on the pulse

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