Sat, 21 Sep 2019 23:43:12 GMT Shifting Change: Insider Tips from Project Leaders https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/531526/Shifting-Change--Insider-Tips-from-Project-Leaders Today's world is influenced by change. Project managers and their organizations need to embrace and sometimes drive changes to keep up with the pace in highly competitive environments. In this blog, experienced professionals share their experiences, tips and tools to manage and exploit changes and take advantage of them. The blog is complimentary to the webinar series of the Change Management Community Team and is managed by the same individuals. The best ideas show up after the 'dip' https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56214/The-best-ideas-show-up-after-the-dip Mon, 16 Sep 2019 05:27:17 GMT If you think brilliant ideas just simply drop out of the sky, you are wrong. A recent scientific study of Brian Lucas and Loran Nordgren shows that the best ideas actually occur only after the ‘dip’. So creativity is far and foremost a matter of persistence. During my career as a desi... Ready...set...wait...who is going to do that? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56186/Ready-set-wait-who-is-going-to-do-that- Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:08:46 GMT Have you ever been in this situation?  You’re in a meeting, and the colleague on your left starts talking about the next big idea.  The benefits are discussed and excitement builds to get started.  So you ask, how are you going to do that?  The colleague looks puzzled and s... Driving a transformation doesn't stop when you implement the change https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56050/Driving-a-transformation-doesn-t-stop-when-you-implement-the-change Thu, 05 Sep 2019 16:30:26 GMT “Just plan the project through go-live!” I recently had a conversation with a colleague working on a major transformation for a well-known Fortune 50. She told me that she was expressly told to only plan for work up through the launch of the change. This is a big mistake; let me expla... Building A Culture of Appreciation - Part 2 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55718/Building-A-Culture-of-Appreciation---Part-2 Mon, 26 Aug 2019 09:59:59 GMT In my last post, I advocated looking for things to appreciate in yourself, to practice recognizing and acknowledging those traits that you share with others but express in ways that are uniquely you. In this post, I will dig deeper into the strength of appreciation and then suggest ways to use appre... Secrets of a Change Resistor https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55384/Secrets-of-a-Change-Resistor Mon, 19 Aug 2019 03:59:58 GMT The Announcement How many times have you seen this type of email blast from senior management and said…”Not again”? "…it is an undertaking which will enhance core values by transforming the organization and disrupting the industry. Initially, teams will be create... The Five Criteria of a Good Idea https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55442/The-Five-Criteria-of-a-Good-Idea Mon, 12 Aug 2019 10:59:58 GMT Bam! There he is again. The fourth time already in three weeks time, because that’s exactly how long John works in your team. You started calling him ‘Jolly John’, but only in your head of course. You can hardly blame him for a lack of commitment. And always with the same enthusias... How transformational leadership and organizational change management work together to drive phenomenal results https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55349/How-transformational-leadership-and-organizational-change-management-work-together-to-drive-phenomenal-results Mon, 05 Aug 2019 15:53:50 GMT Working for years with senior executives driving transformational change, I’ve observed that sometimes leaders jump directly from strategy to execution without doing necessary preparation to activate and accelerate implementation within their organization. This preparation requires transformat... Building A Culture of Appreciation - Part 1 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54784/Building-A-Culture-of-Appreciation---Part-1 Mon, 22 Jul 2019 03:59:57 GMT Research shows that appreciation – as measured by the VIA character strength[1] of appreciation of beauty and excellence – is not used a great deal at work.[2] It is often associated with appreciating nature, art, or skillful performances. And it is that last definition that is useful in... Lessons in Sponsoring Change https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54832/Lessons-in-Sponsoring-Change Tue, 09 Jul 2019 18:31:04 GMT A few years ago, I decided to hire a general contractor to build a house for me. The contractor, Ron, told me that the typical house takes 160 days to complete - from groundbreaking to occupancy.  He then warned me that because the house was 700 feet off the main road in a heavily wooded area, ... The 5 Building Blocks of the Creative Organization https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54620/The-5-Building-Blocks-of-the-Creative-Organization Mon, 01 Jul 2019 07:11:15 GMT That creativity is one of the most important prerequisites to keep the engine of your organization running, will not surprise you anymore. Many renowned studies underscore this adamantly. When you as a manager or entrepreneur think future-oriented, then you most likely have already undertaken at lea...