Resisting Change: 5 People who Kill Projects (Part 3)

Change Resistors…Chapter 3 Previously, we discussed the Detractor, the Shield, the Holdback, and the Pacifist.  In this final post of the series on people who resist change, we will explore the traits of the Fortuneteller.   We will also briefly cover trust and some of the more drastic measures under the heading of “the Nuclear […]

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Resisting Change: 5 People Who Kill Projects (Part 2)

More about Resisting Change In the last installment about people who resist change, we talked about the Detractor and the Shield.  Today we are going to talk about 2 more archetypes: the Holdback and the Pacifist. The Holdback The Holdback is a potential high-value asset to the organization.  She is either very tuned into the […]

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Resisting Change: 5 People Who Kill Projects (Part 1)

Change is hard.   The most powerful force in many organizations is the status quo.  Moving the status quo even just a little can feel a lot like trying to push a fire truck up a hill in San Francisco.  This is the first in a series of articles that can help you identify and […]

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5 Reasons Employee Training is Critical for Success

How many times have you seen a new employee join the team but not be productive for months?  Why don’t companies do a better job making the investment in training a new employee?  We hire them, and then throw them to the wolves with a “oh they will figure it out” attitude.  It is completely […]

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Leadership: 10 Quotes from the Founding Fathers

This week, we celebrate Independence Day.  It has been 241 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  The Founding Fathers had to exercise leadership and courage, often at great risk to their lives.  As we remember this important day, below are 10 quotes about character, business, and leadership straight from the Founders themselves. […]

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ERP Implementation: Who should lead it?

You made the choice to change your ERP system.  You also managed to select your new system.  Congratulations, these are 2 very big hurdles.  Unfortunately, you are not out of the woods just yet.  Someone has to lead your company to the ERP promised land.   Who is it going to be?  How should they […]

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