Developing Agile Leadership & Resilience During Times of Change

Full article with thanks to Agile leadership is an approach that helps managers and company leaders implement change with creativity, innovation, unity, and speed. Agile teams are able to address and resolve their conflicts and leverage innovative or “radical” ideas faster and with better impact than other less agile teams. Over the past few […]

Why every company needs a strong CIO-CFO allegiance

Full article with thanks to “Being each other’s best champion and best constructive critic is how we make our organization better,” Gina Mastantuono, CFO of SaaS company ServiceNow, said of her partnership with CIO Chris Bedi. Among the many changes COVID-19 has brought to business, a few stick out to Gina Mastantuono, CFO of […]

Top 10 Digital Transformation Trends For 2021

Full article with thanks to No one could have predicted where 2020 would take us: The last six months alone have produced more digital transformation than the last decade, with every transformation effort already underway finding itself accelerated, and at scale. While many of my digital transformation predictions from a year ago benefited from this shift, […]

Successful Change Management Starts with People

Full article with thanks to No matter which framework companies choose to execute, the key factor to its success is who is in charge of the change management. Keith Kitani, CEO of GuideSpark, shares a guide for what you need internally during change management and specifically who needs to be in charge. Companies in […]

The CIO’s next key role: Change agent

Full article with thanks to For today’s IT leaders, change management is more than technical. It’s about spearheading cultural transformation at every level of the business. February 26, 2020, looms large for Carol Juel for a number of reasons. It was her twins’ seventh birthday, and the executive vice president and CIO of Synchrony […]

Survive and thrive in the post-pandemic period digital transformation

Full article with thanks to The ongoing pandemic has brought us one of the biggest crises we have ever faced in terms of health and safety, employment and the overall economy. This is an unprecedented situation and to win this battle, our leaders in both public and private sectors need to think differently, go […]

The Hard Side of Change Management

Full article with thanks to When French novelist Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr wrote “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose,” he could have been penning an epigram about change management. For over three decades, academics, managers, and consultants, realizing that transforming organizations is difficult, have dissected the subject. They’ve sung the praises of leaders who communicate […]

An Agile Approach to Change Management

Full article with thanks to The business world has arguably seen more disruption in the last nine months than in the last nine years, bringing new and urgent demand for change. Initiatives are being launched by the dozen, adoption can’t happen fast enough, and the stakes are higher than ever. In the midst of […]

The road to successful change is lined with trade-offs

Full article with thanks to Rather than trying to convince people your change initiative is the right one, invite them to talk openly about what it might take to implement it: the good, the bad, and the frustrating. At one Fortune 500 insurance company, the IT team had noticed an uptick in quality issues, […]

Successful Change Management: 6 Surprising Reasons People Resist Change And How To Motivate Them To Embrace It Instead

Full article with thanks to Everyone knows change is hard and the most difficult part of any change effort is obtaining buy-in. Relatively speaking, it is often the change itself—new software, new organization charts or new work methodologies—that is the easiest to manage. The more difficult part of change is building buy-in, channeling shifts […]