People Don’t Resist Change, They Resist YOU. How to Build a Change Trust

“People are just not engaging with this initiative!” Clients come to me for solutions to get people moving in line with their strategy. They’ve communicated the direction but the uptake is zero. Nothing has changed. Here’s why: A. Lack of knowledge – The target is not clearly understood or why you want to go there.[…]

Looking in all the Wrong Places? Ten Ways to Avoid Strategic Disaster

Watching professional sports reveals that players move, skate and dribble with their heads up to anticipate the next play and keep an eye on the goal and incoming threats. Focusing solely on the puck or ball invites someone else to clobber you into next week. Successful organizations have a tendency towards strategic ossification. Success breeds[…]

Communication as Strategy Pt 2: Two Paths for Timing

This is the second in a series on Leader Communications.  It took mere hours for employees to leak memos to the public showing that some Tim Hortons locations were making employees fund their own benefits after a government-mandated minimum wage increase took effect. #NoTimmiesTuesday immediately caught fire, punishing big bad franchises with reduced sales. The response? Franchises[…]