Tag: Change Management

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I found a great list of habits from Sandrine Provoost on LinkedIn which she states are shared by effective change leaders. As a change leader, myself, I can commiserate with a lot of these and wanted to pass along the set.

My favorite: Pour Champagne On It – this is so true. We are largely horrible at celebrating success because we’re all too damned concerned about moving on to the next thing. We always say we’ll do it, we’ll always get better at celebrating success. But at the end of the day – we never do. We never carve out time to kick back and relax. Shame on us for that. Shame on our executives for not forcing us to do it. This is one thing we SHOULD change. Immediately.

My least favorite: Practice Makes Perfect – this one hits a sore spot with me. I have an application that just migrated to Agile, and I know I should be embracing this concept much more. But the sheer horror of launching things with clear defects so that you can simply “learn from your mistakes” is too much for me to bear. Every time you put something out there that isn’t fully baked, your’e begging for those impacted by the change to shut down. And I’m in the position where I have to send out the “JK – LOL – This feature doesn’t really work!” emails. That whole getting shot because your’e the messenger thing is never fun… I do keep promising myself to let go a bit more though…

Til Next Time,

Michael

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I am about to start reading a book from a duo of critically acclaimed thought leaders in the Change Management and literary space (Robert Kriegel and David Brandt) called Sacred Cows Make The Best Burgers. I am very excited to see what they share. As many of you know, I am a huge proponent of this whole philosophy that we are at a special time and place in capitalism’s organizational history where we really need to engage in more paradigm shifts in order to maintain the operational efficiency and innovation with which America has been associated since its early existence.

I will keep you all posted on what I learn and I hope it will shine a light on some great stories about how to develop change-driving people and organizations. More to come!

Til Next Time,

Michael

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