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How to Create a Network of Change Agents that Won’t Mutiny

When the tension is cranked up in movies, the favorite strategy of our heroes is to split up when entering a scary situation. Bad move! Organizational change can be a scary situation for leaders. Don’t go in alone! Take the SWAT team approach and build a strong supporting team. You need a network of change
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Jul 29, 2019

Want them to believe in your strategy? Skip the numbers and tell a story

The leader approached the podium. “I want to tell you a story…” It was 3 pm in Toronto at head office and the help desk was handling its usual round of password changes, software installations, and access requests. “Don, this one’s for you! Emergency on line 2. It’s Denis from Edmonton.” Don picked up and
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Jul 22, 2019

No Safety – No Performance: How to Communicate During Chaos

Restructuring, rightsizing, employee rebalancing…regardless of what you call it, layoffs are tough on every employee. Either you are a target now, or you could be a target later. When a company is willing to let people go, no one feels safe. That’s a key word: ‘Safe’. When employees don’t feel safe there is a noticeable decrease
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Jul 15, 2019

Want Buy-In? Give Them Hope as well as Help

“In my heart and soul, I knew I wasn’t answering the fundamental question of why the world needs this company to be successful.” ~ R.J. Scaringe, CEO, Rivian Ominous statement. Why would a CEO care about the ‘why of the world’? Isn’t a strategy enough? If we are producing a good product or service, isn’t that
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Jul 08, 2019

Leverage Help and Heart to Build Buy-in for Change

Novice drivers want to place one foot on the accelerator while keeping one on the brake. The car doesn’t move very well. It takes trust to lift the left foot and get things moving. When we roll out change we want everyone pushing in the same direction: forward! People can only do that when they have
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Jul 02, 2019