Women’s Voices at Work

From Marissa Mayer’s high profile people-management decisions in her role as Yahoo’s CEO to Sheryl Sandberg’s provocative assertions in her  book Lean In, there continues to be a lot of debate about leadership and the sexes – and whether men and women lead differently. Although there’s some hype and “drama” surrounding this topic, it’s a […]

When Change is Out of Your Control: What You Can Do

Have you ever experienced the shocking blow of an unforeseen major change in your organization? Three of my clients in the middle-management ranks of their companies are currently facing changes that were sudden, unexpected, and from their perspectives, out of their control: An IT organization notified of the decision to outsource several major functions A […]

How Can Changing Your Mindset Help You Lead Change? – July 2016

As William James observed about the budding field of psychology over a century ago, “The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.”  In this century, thanks to the work of Carol Dweck, we know that by changing how we think, we can change whether we succeed.  And as Change Leaders, whether […]

Crisis of Confidence? You Are Not Alone

“What is my goal for this coaching process? To have more self-confidence in myself as a leader. I know I’ve been successful in my career so far. But there are some huge challenges looming on the horizon. I’m not as sure of myself and my ability to lead at this next level.” Guess who said this to me? […]

Do Men and Women Lead Change Differently?

  The short answer is “yes.” Although in the U.S. women comprise half the workforce, earn the majority of college and post-graduate degrees, and own 40% of businesses, when we look at Fortune 500 companies, only 4% of CEOs and only 16% of Board Members are women. Yet, we also know from research by Catalyst, McKinsey, […]

Empathy: How it Can Help You Become a Better Change Leader

“I thought I came here today to learn more about myself, in order to help me do my job to manage change. What I really learned was empathy for other people, which will help me partner with others to lead change.” This revelation was shared by a Change Intelligence (CQ) workshop participant, and one that I’ve heard many […]

What’s YOUR Style of Leading Change?

WHAT’S YOUR STYLE OF LEADING CHANGE? Knowing your CQ (Change Intelligence) style can make all the difference for your ability to influence others and overcome resistance to change! Just as each of us communicates, collaborates and handles conflict in our own unique ways, so do we each have our own style of leading change.  And, […]

A FREE Resource for You to Prepare for Upcoming Change Challenges

As renowned physicist Stephen Hawking sagely stated, “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” Want to ADAPT? To help focus and ground your reflection, I’d like to offer you a resource that I use with my clients to help develop their Change Intelligence – the ADAPT tool.  Click here To access the free ADAPT […]

Does Leading Change Differ Across Cultures?

Although change is a universal challenge that we face as leaders, do styles of leading change show up differently across cultures?  What have we learned about leading change around the world – and what does it mean for you? When I started researching Change Leadership Styles from around the world as part of developing the […]