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So far R. Kendall Lyman & Tony C. Daloisio has created 13 blog entries.

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+00:00 September 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Guest Blog|0 Comments

Making Change Aligned with Company Strategy (posted in the National)

Only 30 per cent of change succeeds, say authors Kendall Lyman and Tony Daloisio – and a 70 per cent failure rate would be unacceptable outside the ranks of leadership. That figure comes from a 1996 study by a Harvard Business School professor. The pair authors are partners at The Highlands Group, a US-based management consultancy specialising in strategy, organisational change and leadership development, which has worked with Kellogg’s, KPMG, Merck, Mobil and AT&T. Getting change right can have win-or-fail and even life-or-death [...]

By | 2017-07-15T12:40:57+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Guest Blog|0 Comments