Understanding the Upsides and the Downsides of Transition (Part 3 of 3)

Recognizing transition phase opportunities can help you and your team take the leap into Newland

In Part 3, we explore the benefits of transition and consider the risks.  Using our trapeze artist illustration we introduced in Part 1, our transition begins the moment we let go of the last vestiges of Oldland […]

By |2023-06-01T10:45:14-04:00February 28th, 2023|Categories: Change Initiatives, Transition|

Understand the 3 Major Phases of Transition (Part 2 of 3)

Be prepared to lead transition phases by giving your team space and time to mentally and emotionally shift

Remember the trapeze artist visual in Part 1, The Difference Between Change and Transition? There is a state in between in which there is tension, risk, and adventure. At that point, the artist must […]

By |2023-06-01T10:44:41-04:00February 27th, 2023|Categories: Change Initiatives, Transition|

What is the Difference Between Change and Transition? (Part 1 of 3)

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 |2023-06-01T10:43:46-04:00November 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 |2023-06-01T10:47:39-04:00May 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 |2023-06-01T10:46:01-04:00May 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 |2023-06-01T10:46:36-04:00May 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 |2023-06-01T10:47:03-04:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Foundation|

Three Phases of Transition Advice Leaders Should Understand to Reach Goals Every Time

Do you know the difference between change and transition?

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

By |2022-08-23T15:58:59-04:00April 18th, 2022|Categories: Change Initiatives, Leadership Transformation, Transition|
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