How to Overcome Denial When Dealing with Change

If you want to make a change then you need the active support of everyone involved. To get that, you’ll first have to get people past denying that anything needs to be changed. Here’s why that’s true and what you have to do. In an earlier post, I showed the kinds of processes that will […]
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Four Common Styles of Resistance to Change

People resist change because of F-E-A-R: Fear of failure of the initiative or project Fear of not being able to perform, not fitting in, or not being needed in the future Fear of the future Feelings of uncertainty Heightened sense of not being in control Other fears include Loss of trust or confidence due to […]
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Personal Values in Project Leadership

Project team members constantly seek personal value in their work. Your challenge: Learn what they value as part of their self-interest. For someone to do something for you, they will want to know what’s in it for them. They will assess the perceived value of what’s being offered. We also have to be careful in […]
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How to Improve Your Creative Ability

“Creativity is the process of bringing something new into being. Creativity requires passion and commitment. It brings to our awareness what was previously hidden and points to new life. The experience is one of heightened consciousness: ecstasy.” – Rollo May, The Courage to Create One of the most obvious manifestations of diversity of thought is […]
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The Project Leader’s Guide to Kotter’s Eight Steps for Managing Change, Part 2 of 2

As we said in Blog 1 of 2, managing change well is a continuous and ongoing combination of art and science that assures alignment of an organization’s strategies, structures, and processes. Let’s continue with steps five through eight of Kotter’s Eight Steps for Strategic Change. 5. Empower action Remove obstacles Enable constructive feedback Provide plenty […]
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