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Three Considerations to Ensure the Right Leadership at the Right Time

Organization change can mean a need for different leadership competencies, because some leadership needs are context specific. Context specific competencies represent one of the three areas that The Bridgespan Group’s recent summary/meta-analysis espouse make a good leader: general competencies, context specific competencies, and core values/beliefs. While Bridgespan asserts agreement that these three areas are what matters, the specific skills or…

8 Steps to Creating Change

8 Steps to Creating Change

 8 Steps to Creating Change John Kotter, Harvard Professor Emeritus, is considered a thought leader on change management. Kotter notes that 70% of organization change attempts fail.  We’ve all been there.  How do we as leaders become the 30% who create change that sticks?  Real change requires a shift in organization culture and cultural change doesn’t happen without a lot…

What Change Needs To Happen?

Peter F. Drucker’s well-known article, “What Makes an Effective Executive” is one I wish I’d read earlier in my tenure as a non-profit leader.  You can find it here: https://hbr.org/2004/06/what-makes-an-effective-executive. Drucker passed away in 2005 and is considered the founder of modern management, famous for the principle of managing through objectives.  In the non-profit sector, managing through objectives brings us…