Monthly Archives: July 2012

Workplace Surprises

Surprises are contextually good. When you think of the term “surprise,” historically in your life, the experiences are usually positive. A surprise trip or a visit from loved one or a gift. When someone says they have a surprise for you, it’s almost always associated with a smile or smirk and the context is positive. Most of us love surprises because of this. Continue reading

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Continuous Learning – Old Paradigm

Continuous learning became a buzz word in the 90s for working professionals. And rightfully so. Who can argue with always learning and finding ways to be better at whatever it is that you do?  It gave birth to an explosion of professional development and learning services like mega conferences, coaching, eLearning, webinars, LMS systems, and the like. But things changed in the last decade that I’ve discussed in previous blogs. Continue reading

Change Management 2

Last week’s blog generated a great deal of healthy discussion and I appreciate all the notes. A key point in managing change is what approach to use for a change event. Continue reading

Change Agent

Being a great leader these days almost implies that you have to concurrently be a great change agent as well.  I agree with the correlation as the rate of change of both how we live and how we work has accelerated. It feels like we have been saying this for the last 20-30 years or so. In this context of constant change, the ability of leaders to orchestrate change and do it quickly is a key competency for sure. Continue reading