No, You Probably Shouldn’t Follow Every Order from Your Boss

By Ira Chaleff (As appeared in GovExec.com August, 2016) To protect the reputation of your agency and its leaders you need to know when and how to disobey. You read that correctly. There is a … [Read more...]

Change Careers By Using the ‘Sugar Grain’ Principle

To Shift Fields in Midlife, Start with a Manageable Process By Beverly Jones (This article previously appeared on Clearwaysconsulting.com.) The trick to shifting careers in your 50s or 60s … [Read more...]

8 Tips for Inspiring Employee Engagement

By Beverly Jones It’s well understood that upbeat and highly motivated employees achieve more than their negative, disgruntled peers. Recognizing the link between attitude and job performance, … [Read more...]

Why Are Some Women Still Holding Back?

By Beverly Jones Lately I keep finding myself in conversations about how women aren't moving confidently into leadership within their careers. I’ve heard some worries from clients, but I've also … [Read more...]

What’s Keeping You Stuck in Your Dung Pile?

by Marsha Hughes-Rease I love the Buddhist stories because there always seems to be a truth that I can relate to. I recently found this wonderful little story about two monks who lived together in … [Read more...]

Getting the Banana Against the Odds

by Marsha Hughes-Rease Although this experiment is attributed to Harry Harlow, a social psychologist, it is impossible to find the original research. But, since I am into metaphorical thinking, it … [Read more...]

Leading Organizational Change – Part IV

Personal Change and Development Using the Organizational Change Model by David Grau The framework used for implementing change in organizations is a close analogue to the change process used by … [Read more...]

Leading Organizational Change – Part III

Strategy Execution by David Grau Strategy execution is where breakdowns in the change process usually occur. Great plan, poor execution. Here are suggested best practices for change leaders and … [Read more...]

Leading Organizational Change – Part II

Creating a Pathway for Achieving the Goal by David Grau The leadership needs to resist the temptation to do everything that everyone can think of to achieve the desired future state of the … [Read more...]

Leading Organizational Change – Part I

Making the Case for Change by David Grau We live at a time when the pace of political, economic, social and technological change is accelerating, creating an ongoing impact on our organizations. … [Read more...]