Navigating Change Successfully: Lessons from ADKAR

Change is a constant in today’s fast-paced world, yet many change efforts fail. Communication is essential for navigating change successfully. The ADKAR change framework is one of the most practical, hands-on approaches I’ve seen. The Challenge Change initiatives often face significant hurdles, and studies show that a large majority fail to achieve their intended outcomes.…

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More Books on Belonging, Leadership and more

  How do we lead in tough times?  We are clear on our purpose and create a sense of belonging and ownership.  Bringing people together for a common cause. Belonging Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute Paperback – October 10, 2001 by Ken Blanchard (Author), John P Carlos (Author), Alan Randolph (Author) Super short novel format. Why top-down methods often fail and…

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Growing Agency for the Common Good

Growing Agency – 90 Minutes with Peter Block – “Bringing people together as partners is our major task as leaders.” – Peter Block. Leaders get things done through and with others.  Leadership is about building strong relationships, establishing connections, and working towards the common good. While we may have specific tasks assigned, how we get…

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Review: Equity Focused Leadership

Book Review: Entry Planning for Equity-Focused Leaders – Empowering Schools and Communities By Jennifer Perry Cheatham, Rodney Thomas, and Adam Parrott-Sheffer. Read this book to “garner trust, insights, and impetus to make … transformational change.” A Powerful Framework and Resource Start strong, stay strong, and get stronger with this book.  “Entry Planning for Equity-Focused Leaders”…

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More Books on Leadership, Equity, Innovation, Belonging

More Books November 2023 Two dozen books on Leadership, Innovation, Belonging, Equity, Fiction, and Faction. Leadership BE 2.0 (Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0): Turning Your Business into an Enduring Great Company by Jim Collins  | Dec 1, 2020 | 4.8 out of 5 stars 609 A roadmap for leaders of enduring greatness.  Recaps the lessons learned from 35 years of research on…

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Leadership • Equity • Culture

 More Books for January 2023 4-minute read Best Books in: Leadership:  6 Types of Working Genius and nine others Equity: The Third Reconstruction and three others Culture: The Burnout Epidemic and two others Bonus:  The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams … and others   Leadership:   The 6 Types of Working Genius: A Better Way to Understand…

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A Review of – Failure of Nerve

Review:  A Failure of Nerve by Edwin Friedman 2-minute read Core Idea: A calm, steady, non-anxious leadership presence is key. Problem: Leadership is change. Change creates fear. Fear leads to sabotage.   A failure of nerve jeopardizes progress and encourages chaos.   Social and political anxieties paralyze our ability to think, dream, and move forward. Solution:   Leadership…

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More Books …

More on Leadership, Summer Reads, History, and Equity Leadership Risk: A User’s Guide by Stanley McChrystal and Anna Butrico | Oct 5, 2021 McChrystal’s Team of Teams book told how teamwork, communication and networks helped turn the tide in Iraq.  Here, McChrystal provides ten factors that are critical to risk reduction.  Adaptability, leadership, and a positive mindset help tip the…

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Five Books on Growing Culture

Culture – Five Books on Growing Culture  “In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” – Eric Hoffer “Strategy eats culture for breakfast.” – Peter Drucker Fitting it all together Sometimes you work on one section of a jigsaw puzzle…

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Collaborating … when it is difficult

A Review: Collaborating with the Enemy By Adam Kahane Discernment suggests that we work with others to define the problem and work together on a solution. Complexity and polarization, however, often make this difficult. Adam Kahane has been at the center of many of the world’s toughest challenges, seeking to end conflict in Columbia and…

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