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It Takes Two Minutes to Stop the Rumor Mill

The rumor mill defies the laws of physics: it is the only place where nothing can create something. In particular, in the absence of solid information from leadership, the rumor mill will generate dozens of theories to answer employee questions. All those theories will have one thing in common: they will be negative. Take this … Continue reading It Takes Two Minutes to Stop the Rumor Mill

Leading Change, Part 5: When Your Employees Don’t Want to Change

Even when a change is good for your business, you will have some employees who believe that the change will negatively affect them. That belief makes managing the change a lot harder for you as a leader. To understand what your employees are going through and how to help them manage a change they perceive … Continue reading Leading Change, Part 5: When Your Employees Don’t Want to Change

Leading Change, Part 4: Positive Change Needs Management, Too

From your employees’ perspective, there are only two kinds of change in business. One is when the change is perceived in positive terms. The other is when the proposed change is seen in a negative light. Let’s discuss the first here: positive change. You might think, “If employees see a change as positive, why is … Continue reading Leading Change, Part 4: Positive Change Needs Management, Too

Leading Change, Part 3: Unmasking the Biggest Killer of Effective Change Management

If you want to know the biggest killer of effective change management, look no further than lack of communication. When it comes to driving change in your organization, you as a leader need to communicate, communicate, communicate. Then, communicate some more! When you think you have given people information overload, you have probably barely scratched … Continue reading Leading Change, Part 3: Unmasking the Biggest Killer of Effective Change Management

Leading Change, Part 2: Leaders Can Feel Nervous About Change, Too

In all likelihood, your company is undergoing some type of change right now. You might be adding products or dropping them. Reorganizing or rightsizing. Acquiring or divesting. Innovating or expanding. The types of business change are endless; but, whatever the change is, your job remains the same: to lead your people through the change successfully. … Continue reading Leading Change, Part 2: Leaders Can Feel Nervous About Change, Too

Leading Change, Part 1: Chaos – Not Change – Is the Real Problem

If we’ve heard it once from frustrated leaders, we’ve heard it a thousand times: “People always resist change.” But is that really true? Is change always viewed as bad by employees? Of course not. Many changes are readily acknowledged by employees to be good, necessary, and positive. Yet they still resist – even when they … Continue reading Leading Change, Part 1: Chaos – Not Change – Is the Real Problem