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So far R. Kendall Lyman & Tony C. Daloisio has created 16 blog entries.

Self-Awareness: The Pivot Point for Success in Leading Yourself and Others to Change (Posted on Association of MBAs)

As a leader, there are hundreds of ‘moments of truth’ every day. When assembled over time, these become the nature of one’s leadership and how others see you as a person. Changing how we act in these seminal moments is critical! Changing how we approach the events that challenge us is an even more difficult proposition. One study published in the U.S. News and World Report found that 95% of who we are is a series of subconscious programmes that have become automatic. Full [...]

By |2017-12-06T17:40:44-07:00November 30th, 2017|Guest Blog|0 Comments

3 Simple Tools to Create the Needed Commitment to Change

A few years ago, we were asked by a large pharmaceutical manufacturing company to help transition ten of its fifteen plants to a just-in-time inventory system. The technical aspect of change was led by another consulting firm. But as the “go live” date approached, senior leaders realized that front-line operators weren’t as committed to the new system as those who had been involved in the analysis. We weren’t surprised by this finding for two reasons. First, not everyone can participate in the [...]

By |2017-10-14T14:21:44-06:00October 14th, 2017|Change|0 Comments

Changing Where People Sit Accelerates Change

Several months ago, we took a taxi from our hotel to our client to teach a class about change. After a longer than normal ride, we realized the driver didn’t know where to go. Because we didn’t speak the same language as the driver, we found it hard to communicate that we were going in the wrong direction. After several failed attempts to find out where we were (including changing taxis), we eventually arrived in time to teach the workshop. But not until [...]

By |2017-09-20T17:19:52-06:00September 20th, 2017|Guest Blog|0 Comments

The Change Dilemma (posted on Impact)

Business and organizational change efforts of any significant magnitude have proven to be ineffective in realizing their goals. Research indicates that 70% of change efforts fail. Leading change has become as integral to a leader’s success as managing the balance sheet or implementing a new customer service program. Yet most leaders lack a complete picture of how change happens. Too many continue to tinker with tactics and short-term fixes while hoping for transformation and long-term improvement. Many leaders are still asking others [...]

By |2017-09-09T08:59:47-06:00August 31st, 2017|Guest Blog|0 Comments

Turning Small Talk to Big Talk (posted on Businesstoday.co.om)

Recently a colleague recounted a story from an event she attended, which was preceded by a cocktail party. She lamented that an hour of inane conversation felt like an eternity and that everyone in the room probably could have made better use of the time by doing something else. Why can’t we agree to eliminate these events altogether and end the small talk? It’s a tempting thought, but of course it’s not realistic. Cocktail parties, networking, and social gatherings aren’t going anywhere, and [...]

By |2017-08-23T19:27:39-06:00August 23rd, 2017|Guest Blog|0 Comments

Building An Effective Business Case for Change (posted in Leadership Excellence – HR.com)

Organizations will embark upon large-scale change efforts numerous times throughout their lifespans. The degree to which these efforts are successful will vary, largely because of two common barriers to implementation—loss of focus and momentum, and resistance to change. The loss of momentum happens so easily, as change initiatives take a backseat to day-to-day duties, client demands, and the endless list of time-sensitive things that arise.   Full Article >

By |2017-08-09T17:29:15-06:00August 9th, 2017|Guest Blog|0 Comments

Book Review: Change! The Way You Change! (posted on EthicsGame)

Contemplating organizational change is perhaps one of the most daunting tasks for any organizational leader. While the company’s P&L or other performance indicators may scream out for change, a walk through the graveyard of failed change efforts causes all but the most courageous to hide and hope for the best. In their very accessible and practical book, R. Kendall Lyman and Tony C. Daloisio provide strategies and stories so that leaders can take heart and master the process of change. The core message [...]

By |2017-07-21T17:14:57-06:00July 21st, 2017|Guest Blog|0 Comments

4 Disciplines for Long-Term Sustainability of Change (posted on tanveernaseer.com)

Years ago, we each had a chance individually, to take a hot air balloon ride. Kendall’s adventure was fun and exhilarating. But for Tony, his ride was terrifying because of his fear of heights and small places. The thought of being thousands of feet in the air in a small basket was petrifying. After comparing our two experiences, we realized how similar our adventures were to how change affects employees. Full Article >

By |2017-07-15T13:00:21-06:00June 28th, 2017|Guest Blog|0 Comments