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What is the Difference Between Change and Transition?

Leading a Transformation Requires Both

Change is situational—it involves changing from one situation or context to another. For example, I change how I process invoices; I use new software; I relocate to another place. Change is behavioral. You can get people to change their behavior and hold them accountable by observing performance […]

By |2022-11-21T19:53:00-05:00November 4th, 2022|Categories: Change Initiatives, Transition|


Can anybody give it to you if you don’t have it?

By Ken Shelton


When I watched the movie Respect, the 2021 biographical musical story of R&B singer Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, I thought all those who hunger for respect deep in their souls. The film stars Jennifer Hudson as Aretha and follows the first three decades […]

By |2022-06-27T14:09:18-04:00June 27th, 2022|Categories: Respect|

The Power of Mindset

Discover how Ford’s new mindset led to a fundamental business shift

When you are tapped to lead a digital transformation project or a diversity initiative, where do you start? What do you leverage first when you need to create a shared service organization, develop an offshore business model, or lead a post-merger integration team?

  1. Strong team
  2. Mindset
  3. […]

By |2022-05-10T16:22:58-04:00May 10th, 2022|Categories: Disruptive Innovation|

How Do You Communicate Strategic Change?

Building a foundation of principle-centered capability will help you thrive

By Bill Poole

Part 4 of 4

 A leader with a Micro-Manage Mindset (MM) talks at employees, not with them. It is as though everyone speaks different languages at every level. Anything a leader with MM says is interpreted as a distortion of what they are trying […]

By |2022-05-23T14:23:33-04:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Foundation|

Overcoming Strategic Change Choke Points

If we can identify and solve common choke points, we can remove obstacles that keep us from our best

By Bill Poole

Part 3 of 4

 In his book Simplexity: Why Simple Things Become Complex (and How Complex Things Can Be Made Simple), Jeffery Kluger illustrates how complex problems are often caused by simple “choke points.” Traffic […]

By |2022-05-23T14:14:56-04:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Foundation|

Leader of Leaders Mindset

When the Great Change knocks, are you opening the door to opportunity?

By Bill Poole

Part 2 of 4

When the Great Change arrives, someone with Micro-Manage Mindset (MM) devises a strategy.  MM directs fellow executives and managers to launch passionate emails showing plunging profit reports and orders meetings to warn every one of the dire situation—thinking it […]

By |2022-05-23T14:15:40-04:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Foundation|

The Great Change Is Here. Now What?

If we don’t transform our mindsets, we risk our very survival

By Bill Poole

Part 1 of 4

The raging winds of the Great Change sweeping across our world threaten to turn our once stable, vibrant economic landscape into a desert of withering growth, parched profits, barren business models, nervous leaders, and an anxious workforce.  Some companies […]

By |2022-05-23T14:26:33-04:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Foundation|

Moving from Survival Mode to Emotional Intelligence

With emotional intelligence, you’re able to look at yourself, make a connection and reflect, even in stressful situations

The paradox about feelings is this: we think we control our emotions, but they tend to control us. We are like ducks on the water—we appear to be in control, but what’s happening underneath? Most of us are […]

By |2022-05-18T16:23:06-04:00December 8th, 2021|Categories: Trust|

2021 Ryder Cup Team Demonstrates What Transformational Leadership is All About

In the change leadership book, Journey to Newland: a Roadmap for Transformational Change, a coalition of diverse friends decide to leave the familiar turf of Oldland, overcome resistance to change, and make the challenging journey to Newland.

This weekend at the 2021 Ryder Cup, spectators witnessed a coalition of a dozen diverse athletes come together to […]

By |2021-10-08T03:37:29-04:00September 29th, 2021|Categories: Cultural Transformation, Leadership Transformation|
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