This week I’m at the ODF conference in Ann Arbor, MI where I’m surrounded by professionals who design organizations for a living. It’s awesome being around Continue reading The only thing you can change is you
It’s okay to wander, to discover and explore. That’s how we find our passion. That’s how we change. Passion is the thing we would do even if it was for free! Continue reading Know where you’re going
Was it a rough year for you? I’m not going to sugar coat it, it was dreadful for me. But in a lot of ways it was awesome. I made a major life decision to focus on the things that matter the most to me. Maybe you did too?
“I don’t know how to do that!” I hear the fear in her voice. She’s experiencing a major change to her job. Not only will the computer system change, but her role will change as well.
Continue reading If you don’t try it, you’ll never know.
Don’t let your personality be an excuse for your bad behavior.
Do you work with some one who is a ‘hot head’? Is there someone on your team who dodges accountability, says things that are inappropriate; and everyone turns a blind eye? Continue reading The only thing you can change is you
When I find myself wishing that you would change, I remind myself that I can only change me. Continue reading The door to change opens from within
Measuring is not enough to change behaviors, but it’s a good beginning. That’s why I’m a fan of change scorecards. At the beginning of each change project, I interview leaders to understand their expectations about the future state. Lots of fluffy words are tossed about: better, easier, faster. None can be measured. All can and will be misinterpreted. Continue reading You can only manage what you can measure
There is no substitute for simply following up. It takes being organized, writing things down and picking up the phone. We show others what is important to us when we ask questions and seek evidence. Continue reading If it’s important, leave nothing to chance
Even really smart people struggle with this. They don’t understand why everyone around them won’t change! “We’ve spent millions of dollars on the new software and they continue to do things the old way.” Continue reading The door to change opens from within
Energy spent wanting others to change is wasted. Why not funnel that energy into a positive force? Change the way you interact with that person and watch what happens. Continue reading The only thing you can change is you