11 Jan

Accepting Change is Difficult – You Must First Avoid the “Not’s.”

Change is inevitable. Like time, we cannot stop it. To not only survive but thrive in today’s business environment, you must not only accept change but must also embrace change. Given that accepting change is one of the more difficult things we mere mortals must do, having a plan, a strategic plan to manage change in your business is critical to success.

To understand how to be successful with change lets first look at the “Not’s” of change management. There are six of them:

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30 Mar

The Future of Work – Are You Ready

Work is changing, and for many, the future will eliminate the work they do today.  A recent report by the McKinsey Global Institute concluded that nearly two-thirds of all jobs could have a significant part – at least 30% – of their activities automated by 2030.  That could affect 800 million roles, it said.  Further, “… about half of all work activities globally have the technical potential to be automated by adapting currently demonstrated technologies…”  This has a significant impact on the future of business and on the future of the workforce.  If you are a Business owner or Leader, preparing for this inevitable change should be a big part of your strategic planning.   The year 2030, the endpoint of this study, isn’t far away.

What will you do?

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20 Oct

Change is More Than a Word.

Change, adapting to change and the ability to change are critical elements of any businesses ability to grow and be sustained.  New ideas, different perspectives, and experiences, appropriate business behaviors are all part of why a business should change.  Some businesses celebrate their change by telling everyone they change for a changing world; or similar words.  Change done right is good.  With so many businesses in the US wanting to be better, to perform better, why, when they recruit for their leadership roles, do they insist that “You Must Be Exactly Like the Person Who Used to Work Here?”

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