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May 21, 2019

Managing Creative Friction in Your Project Team

Diversity on a project team drives innovation. As different ideas, thought patterns, and beliefs play off each other, it can spur tremendous innovation—but sometimes this very energy and dynamism can be hard to control, or even result in unproductive conflict. Practicing these quick project team management tips can help your team stay in that productive middle ground, and set the stage for success.
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April 30, 2019

Build the Right Project Team for Success

While building project teams is a routine task in many companies, it is not always approached as the opportunity for excellence that it is. Diversity is key to creative genius—but there is more to diversity than most realize. Look for diversity in these 5 areas to get the best results from your small team.
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March 13, 2019

“I Have My Company Vision, Now What?”

As an organization design consultant, people often ask, “So what, exactly do you do?” I reply by explaining organization design and strategic integration.  Once I’ve done that, if the person is a business leader they almost inevitably ask, “So Ken,...
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February 6, 2019 Developing Leaders

Developing Leaders in Times of Change & Transformation

“They just don’t get it! They have training manuals, real-time data, managers, directors, and a CRM.  Why can’t all of them just exercise common sense?” Leadership during times of significant challenges or change demands skills and abilities of leaders above...
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January 23, 2019

Preparing for Contingencies in Change Management

There are many interesting parallels between leadership in the military and corporate America. While not everything that works for the military is suited to corporate change management, there are certain military ideas and practices that, when adapted to corporate use,...
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January 2, 2019

Implied Work in Organization Transformation

If you are familiar with the  Cube model of organization design, you know that Work Processes  is one of six elements of an organization that must all align with strategy if the organization is to attain its strategic goals successfully...
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