Metta World Peace - How to Inspire change?

Is raising awareness to an issue a good trigger for inspiring change no matter what attention you draw?

Late in 2011 the NBA player, Ron Artest, changed his name to Metta World Peace. The declared goal was to inspire and bring youth together all around the world. I’m all about world peace. Coming from Israel, [...]

The Birth of Something New

People are not perfect and probably the only perfection we should strive for should be a healthy balance anyway. But achieving balance often requires having a certain level of stability; a privilege most teams in our modern age do not have. Most teams cannot find healthy balances because hardly anyone gets to do the same [...]

Change Systems Are Less Effective Because They Don't Follow Brain Rules

Research shows that very high percentages of change efforts fail. 70% of mergers and acquisitions lose shareholder value (KPMG Global Survey, A New Dawn: Good Deals in Challenging Times, May 2011). 68% of IT projects fail (Standish Group report, CHAOS Summary, April 2009). Most training fades away within 6 weeks ( John T. Wixted [...]

Are You Picking the Right Champions to Spearhead Your Change Effort?

One of the best strategies to get a change effort to catch on in organizations is to prove the applicability and success of the change in one team. Done well, the results are measured to then serve as a wonderful promotional tool for other teams.

In our experience, there is something you need to watch for [...]

The HR Challenge: Guiding Teams to Make Required Changes When Most People Don't Want to Change

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Reut Schwartz-Hebron, The Colorado HR Association, January 20th 2012

2012 Human Resources Conference…Smart HR

There are three types of people in your organization:

Those who are both willing and capable of making the adjustments needed in order to achieve [...]

Resilience: The Ultimate Toolkit for Your Team's New Year's Projections

Olafur Grimsson, the president of Iceland recently spoke about Iceland’s growth coming out of the crisis of 2008: a complete collapse of Iceland’s banking system, and the economic crisis that followed. What most people don’t know is that this crisis was followed by a dramatic volcanic eruption. In Grimsson’s words: “If you were given the [...]

Starting Change in the Middle

As a change agent you know the difficulty of Top-Down change. Senior executives, like the rest of us, see things from their own perspective. They  may define desired results and how to go about getting desired results very differently than you do, which typically blocks you from making needed progress.

Bottom-UP efforts are equally challenging. Even [...]

What Will it Take for the Right People to Advance in Your Organization?

In one of the organizations I worked with in the past they had saying: “If you tie a manager to a tree and wait twenty years, that manager will turn into a C level executive.” In that organization, promotion was dictated by passively sticking around. The less you heard about those managers, the more likely [...]

The Great Importance of the Perception of Change

Achieving desired outcomes depends on the ability of teams to make needed adjustments to the way the team learns, plans, interacts and executes. If your team is trying to increase sales, for example, people will need to make minor or bigger adjustments to one of the above. If your goal is to increase innovation, people [...]

What's Your Team Brain IQ?

The first intelligence test was created in 1905 to determine which French school children were too “slow” to benefit from regular instruction. The idea was that children were increasingly able to learn difficult concepts and perform difficult tasks as they got older.

How quick is your team able to benefit from new opportunities and [...]