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Maureen Spivack

10 Reasons Change Succeeds or Fails: Clear Performance Focus

See all of the 10 Reasons Change Succeeds or Fails posts here. And download the full whitepaper here.  We have found that there are ten factors that determine the success or failure of any organizational change.  In this series, we will examine each of these factors.  Having already explored creating awareness through creation of a…

10 Reasons Change Succeeds or Fails: Specific Change Criteria

See all of the 10 Reasons Change Succeeds or Fails posts here. And download the full whitepaper here.  We have found that there are ten factors that determine the success or failure of any organizational change.  In this series, we will examine each of these factors.  The third is whether you have developed specific change…

10 Reasons Change Succeeds or Fails: Compelling Case for Change

See all of the 10 Reasons Change Succeeds or Fails posts here. And download the full whitepaper here.  We have found that there are ten factors that determine the success or failure of any organizational change.  In this series, we will examine each of these factors.  The second is whether you have developed a compelling…

10 Reasons Change Succeeds or Fails: Winning Strategy

See all of the 10 Reasons Change Succeeds or Fails posts here. And download the full whitepaper here.  We have found that there are ten factors that determine the success or failure of any organizational change.  In this series, we will examine each of these factors.  The first is whether you have developed a winning…

The Reward of Confounding Expectations: An Interview with Jennifer Smith

I met Jennifer Smith at a fund and friend-raising gala for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. She was just hours off the plane from a trip to Rwanda and Uganda, and I was impressed that she and her husband Brooks were awake. But Gillette is both a customer and cause Jennifer cares about, so awake she…

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Pausing to Move Forward: Sending a Powerful Message

You’ve probably seen the headlines over the last few weeks about how Chipotle closed all locations for a company-wide meeting on food safety. The news articles range from mildly noteworthy to shocked predictions of the certain doom of the restaurant chain. When I heard about Chipotle’s plan, I was reminded of another well-known company that…

BOLD Leaders Know When to Improve and When to Disrupt: An Interview with Jodi Prohofsky

I’ve found that bold leaders are drawn to organizations under some kind of negative or positive stress.  Jodi Prohofsky was drawn to a company grappling with both, simultaneously. Jodi’s team, responsible for billions in provider and supplier contracts, is part of a massive effort at WalMart to make healthcare more accessible and affordable. Imagine: the…

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Why Map an Ideal Customer Experience?

Like the old cliché “If you don’t know where you are going, how will you know if you get there?” there is a benefit for everyone in your organization to have a clear, unclouded vision of the point on the horizon to which you are aiming. In the cliché the risk is overshooting the target….

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A Model to Help BOLD Leaders Prioritize Initiatives

“Hello.  My name is Ryan and I’m an efficiency addict.”  This is what I would say if there was an Efficiency Anonymous group.  I’m a fan of Franklin Covey.  I love Microsoft Excel.  And yes, I’m an achiever in my Strengthsfinder results.  I love getting things completed in the shortest amount of time with the…