Learn about our ideas and clients.

what is change management

What is change management?

Often times, while working with our clients, we are faced with varying degrees of understanding of what change management is.  For some of the most informed, change management is a synonym for training and communication, for others change management speaks to the ability to navigate the organization and be persuasive, and for others is just

Read More

Tips to choosing Change Management training programs to best suit your needs

More and more, organizations are realizing the importance of applying change management to the initiatives they face. Here are three questions to help you as you research change management training programs to find the one that is best suited to your needs. Who attends my change management training program? A “one size fits all” approach

Read More

Executive Sponsorship: A key element of success in Change Management

One of the main contributors to overall Change Management success is effective executive sponsorship (KPMG, 2010; Prosci, 2012). Sponsorship serves to legitimize the change management effort and creates the necessary buy-in for success. In turn, when the right sponsorship is not in place it is very difficult to succeed. In this blog, we review some

Read More

The Art of Leadership Conference Vancouver, September 30, 2014

  Once again, The Art of Leadership Conference is coming to Vancouver, scheduled for September 30, 2014. What is this all about? From the website, “This one day conference features five internationally renowned bestselling authors and thought leaders who will share an exciting blend of cutting edge thinking and real world experience on today’s most

Read More

Executive Coaching Questions, Part III

The best way to close a coaching conversation is to ensure commitments are established and a follow up plan is in place. In Executive Coaching Questions, Part I, I reviewed questions that can be used to define the coaching goals and establish a contract. Part II reviewed those questions you can ask to review expectations,

Read More
Increasing the Speed of Adoption

Change Management: Increasing the Speed of Adoption

The Challenge: The client – a large mining firm—wanted to implement a new software application in one of their Chilean sites. The new system was meant to make their operations safer by allowing people to better report and track health, safety, and environmental incidents and near hits A previous experience at another site showed that

Read More

Executive Coaching Questions, Part II

How to review expectations, explore resources and solutions, and create insights on your coachee. In Executive Coaching Questions,Part I, I reviewed some of the questions you—as a coach, boss, colleague, or husband/wife—can use to initiate a conversation to define the goals and contract of your coaching conversation. This post reviews some of the questions you

Read More
Utilizing Change Champions to Effectively Deploy a New Expense Management Portal

Change Management: Utilizing Change Champions to Effectively Deploy a New Expense Management Portal

The Change Management Challenge: Our client wanted to introduce a new Expense Management portal in their head office The system was meant to deliver better control and replaced the current expense process which relied, largely, on manual submissions and approvals of expenses The Question: How do we ensure that all expense submitters and approvers are

Read More

Executive Coaching Questions, Part I

How to define the coaching goals and ensure a solid contract. In this first blog post on Executive Coaching Questions, I’d like to review some common questions that you can use at the beginning of your coaching conversation to define the coaching goals and establish a clear coaching contract. Future posts will focus on the

Read More

How to get the most of your Executive Coaching experience?

Executive coaching is an invaluable tool to help you approach personal and professional challenges. However, coaching is both a personal and monetary investment and for that reason it is essential that you ensure that it pays off. In this article, we will provide some tips to help you make the most of your coaching. 1

Read More