Last month, I stood on stage in the auditorium at Harvard Business School for a quick photo with the women of the Program for Leadership Development (PLD 29). We made up less than a half of a cohort of professionals who had just finished a six-month educational journey together that transformed the way I view business and leadership. I looked around and realized how fortunate I am to have known many great women who have influenced my career and life. As the ceremony began, I thought about a...Read more
To effectively implement change in a company, Change Practitioners must keep culture in mind. The cultural traits of a company will determine the most effective tactics and strategy; performing a cultural assessment is a task that should not be overlooked.
Let’s examine three cultural traits that should be considered when implementing change: Performance Orientation, Assertiveness and Power Distance.
How this shows-up: Performance Orientation is the extent to which...Read more
Over the past few weeks, many who are telecommuting have seen a few meetings cancelled resulting some extra time on your calendars. You may also have fewer interruptions while working from home. Or, your company's revenue may have suffered a hit over the past few weeks and you'd like to take action to set your team up for success in 2020.
As such, it is a great time to take an objective look at how well your HR programs are performing. Are they effectively supporting the company goals and...Read more