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Vertical Leadership Development: The Answer to Today’s Organizational and Social Challenges

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2019-03-22T14:26:22+00:00
Vertical leadership develops leaders from the inside out. Like climbing a ladder to get a bigger perspective, it expands your mindset and worldview, so you can handle greater complexity. This increases innovation, creativity and your ability to lead into the future.

Self Assessment: Pursuing Your Own Vertical Leadership Development

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2019-03-22T14:26:31+00:00
This assessment lists twenty key developments leaders make as they move from conventional to post-conventional stages in Vertical Leadership Development. Each support your increasing success as a Conscious Change Leader.

How Visionary Leaders Pursue Breakthrough Results

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2019-03-22T15:13:50+00:00
It takes courage and a bold stance to establish a vision that is truly extraordinary. Dr. Dean Anderson explores how visionary leaders inspire the passion and capability of their people to achieve breakthrough results.

Achieving Breakthrough Requires Transformation in Four Key Areas

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2019-03-22T15:13:51+00:00
Visionary leaders must know how to identify which of these key areas must transform to "break through" current ways of operating or current performance standards to achieve your largest visions.

Scales of Breakthrough: Personal, Team, Organizational, Communities Webinar

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2019-03-22T15:13:51+00:00
Executive leaders are responsible for their teams to reach certain goals towards their organization’s vision. No matter what your pursuit – personal, relational, team, organizational, or community – in this webinar we explore the consistent human and process dynamics of transformation involved that play out in all levels of scale that help you reach your vision.

How Leaders Excel with a Breakthrough Mindset

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2019-04-13T14:41:10+00:00
Mindset work is interior work and starts with a personal journey of breaking through our own fear-clouded performance ceilings. In this webinar, we’ll explore what mindset is, where it comes from, how it works, and how we can transform it into a Breakthrough Mindset and achieve your vision.

How Leaders Use Mindfulness to Drive Organizational Culture Webinar

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2019-03-22T15:13:51+00:00
How Conscious Change Leaders use mindfulness to bridge the enormous gap between their mindful leadership practice and the outdated systems, policies and procedures that shackle most organizations from transforming their culture.

Awake at the Wheel: Moving Beyond Change Management to Conscious Change Leadership

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2019-03-22T15:18:05+00:00
In this eBook, you will discover a new leadership paradigm, skills and methods to achieve breakthrough in business results, culture and leadership in all your complex change efforts.

How to Grow Yourself from the Inside Out to Maximize Career Success, Personal Development and Satisfaction Webinar

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2019-03-22T15:18:05+00:00
In this webinar, we unpack the challenge of accepting yourself as you are (now) while changing the aspects of yourself that are not optimal or to your liking. We'll also address how to use your life experiences, and personal reactions to them, to spur your personal development.

How to Manage Your Inner State for High Performance Webinar

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2019-03-22T15:18:05+00:00
No matter what your pursuit - leadership, sports, parenting, life in general - the ability to manage your inner state is the foundation for success. The better you are at this, the more you deliver your full potential. Without this super power, high performance is hit and miss. Learn the fundamentals in self-development of managing your mind and emotions to express your Best Self in all you do.

Designing Your Organization-Wide Visioning Process

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2019-03-22T15:18:05+00:00
The process of envisioning is as important as the vision you create. Conscious Change Leadership teams typically decide to involve a significant part – or even all – of the organization in the visioning process. Download this tool for suggested approaches, techniques, and tips for building your vision. Use the included worksheet to discuss and agree on each component of your visioning process as shaped for your project. Enter your conclusions and strategies in the appropriate spaces.

The Win-Win-Win Co-Creative Model

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2019-04-13T13:12:23+00:00
When individuals or groups commit first and foremost to the needs of the whole project, they become teammates pursuing common goals. This mindset of going for the Big Win changes the whole game. We call this new way, “Co-Creating.”

Does Your Company Have the Capacity to Change?

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2019-03-22T15:18:05+00:00
In this free eBook, you will learn how to deal with the daunting issue of managing capacity across change initiatives and operations.

How to Work with Senior Leaders Who Don’t Get It

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2019-03-22T15:18:06+00:00
The gap between what we know is needed and what executives can “tolerate” creates numerous challenges for us as change leaders. How do we ensure successful adoption and sustainment of results if our leaders are not setting up the necessary conditions for successful change? Dr. Dean Anderson explores strategies for how to become a trusted strategic advisor to senior leaders.

Ten Strategies to Work with Senior Leaders Who Don’t Get It Tool

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2019-03-22T15:18:06+00:00
This resource includes ten proven strategies for working with senior leaders who do not fully understand the people or change process dynamics impacting success on change initiatives.

How Leaders Transform Mindset and Behavior to Solve Complex Challenges

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2019-03-22T15:18:06+00:00
Dr. Dean Anderson and Andrew Johnson discuss a breakthrough in executive development and answer the questions:
- What is Vertical Leadership Development?
- What happens when leaders grow vertically?
- Which stages of adult development are necessary for transformation?

Engagement: How It Can Unleash the Human Potential in Your Organization

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2019-03-22T15:14:21+00:00
Stakeholder engagement, done well, can unleash the human potential in your organization. But you will need to take a more advanced approach to stakeholder engagement than you will find in most change efforts.

Achieving Organizational Change Within Your Company: How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

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2019-03-22T15:14:22+00:00
In this free eBook, you will learn the three key components to leading change effectively, and why even the most ambitious executives end up falling short in their process.

22 Strategies for Dealing with Negative Political Dynamics During Change Tool

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2019-03-22T15:14:22+00:00
When leading transformational change, one of the obstacles you will inevitably deal with is company politics.
This tool lists 22 effective ways of shifting the organizational culture to reduce or eliminate the impact of these dynamics.

13 Steps to Conduct a Change Capacity Review

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2019-03-22T15:14:22+00:00
Capacity is what enables people to get their work done, be it their normal day-to-day work or their change work. If your organization does not have or generate the capacity for change, you are at risk of failing to achieve your expected results. The first thing to do is assess your current capacity. Here is the list of steps to conduct a change capacity review so you can find out where you stand so you can free up or build the capacity you need.

Bill Torbert and Dean Anderson Discuss Characteristics of a Team Where a New Level of Trust is Possible

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2019-03-22T15:12:30+00:00
Vertical Leadership Development is key to building a new level of trust during transformational change. It enables leaders to co-create solutions to complex challenges they could not solve previously. Watch Bill Torbert and Dean Anderson discuss the breakthroughs in trust and results that naturally occur when leaders develop greater self-mastery and the ability to dialogue openly.

Assessment: Is Your Organization Suffering from These Symptoms of Poor Change Leadership?

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2019-03-22T15:12:31+00:00
Does your organization suffer from these symptoms - caused by poor change leadership and ineffective change strategies? To find out, take the Symptoms of Poor Change Leadership Assessment.

How a Conscious Leader Raises the Bar to Achieve Breakthrough

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2019-03-22T15:12:31+00:00
Dr. Dean Anderson provides an overview of Conscious Change Leadership and explores why leaders must expand their worldview and perspective if they want to achieve their biggest visions and aspirations. Dean explains why a leader’s current mindset is often inadequate for the task, and how transforming mindset opens up new possibilities for achievement.

Clarifying Shared Accountability Partnership Agreements Tool

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2019-03-22T15:12:31+00:00
This partnering tool is designed to help key players, change leaders and teams build strong, sustainable relationships that will foster achievement and learning – simultaneously.

Ten Questions That Catalyze Great Change Leadership

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2019-03-22T15:12:31+00:00
A good change consultant's primary job is to catalyze insight and clear thinking in their clients so their executive leaders are able to lead their organization's change efforts with greater skill and competency. In this free eBook we provide you with questions that promote the right type of thinking and actions to support change.

Ten Core Competencies and Responsibilities of Good Transformational Sponsors

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2019-03-22T15:15:32+00:00
Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson describes the ten most critical responsibilities for a sponsor of transformational change to fulfill, and how each one directly adds to the success of the effort.

Questions that Educate Tool

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2019-05-03T13:30:58+00:00
Use this worksheet to help leaders and others see what they are missing to make change initiatives more successful.

How to Be a Strong Leader in the Face of Uncertainty

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2019-03-22T15:15:33+00:00
A common assumption among leaders and managers is that their success is dependent on having the right answers at the right time and providing clear direction to their people amidst the clamor of day-to-day operations. This may have been historically true when the pace and complexity of change were moderate, but is far less so in times of large scale, high-pressured transformational change.

In this article we will outline six key actions that you can take to stay on top of the “bucking bronco” of change and continue to provide guidance and stability. We will demonstrate how these actions provide sound leadership in times of uncertainty, as well as debunk the faulty assumption that you, as the leader, should be all-knowing.

Developing an Organization Assessment Strategy

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2019-03-22T15:15:33+00:00
This tool provides you with an extensive list of optional questions for your briefing interviews. Identifying your Project Briefing QuestionsThe questions cover the background and history of the effort, its current status, and its future plans as known today. The best briefing interviews ask for the most focused and leveraged information.

A Candid Message to Senior Leaders: Ten Ways to Dramatically Increase the Success of Your Change Efforts

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2019-03-22T15:15:33+00:00
In this article, we want to share with you what we perceive you need to be doing—or doing differently, or to stop doing altogether—to get the return on investment you need from the change efforts you sponsor or lead. This is a candid portrayal based on our observations of our senior executive clients over the past four decades. The picture we paint here is further fortified by what we consistently hear from other seasoned consultants and project managers, both external experts and internal professionals, about the successes and challenges they face in getting their senior leaders to do what is required for change to succeed.

Factors Affecting Readiness and Capacity to Change Info Sheet

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2019-03-22T15:15:33+00:00
Your chances of succeeding in your current organizational change efforts are directly affected by your people's level of readiness and capacity to change. This Info Sheet provides a comprehensive list of dynamics that influence both readiness and capacity. Many leaders never address these topics in preparation for a major change effort. Some resist delving into such matters. However, inquiring into these subjects will likely surface information that, although it may be uncomfortable for the leaders to acknowledge, is key to aligning their change strategy with the true condition of the organization. At the very least, raising these topics will start many conversations among leaders and employees that would never otherwise have occurred, all in the name of building awareness for leading conscious transformation.

Daryl Conner and Dean Anderson Discuss Senior Change Practitioner Development

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2019-03-22T15:15:33+00:00
How do you, as a Senior Change Consultant, become a trusted advisor to the executive leaders you support? Consultants often think that providing great tools and techniques is the solution, but the key is developing your character and Presence. Who you are, and how you show up, matters most. Learn more in this video snippet, as Dean discusses with Daryl Conner how developing yourself from the “inside out” can help you become a trusted advisor to senior executives.

Introducing Circle Breathing Tool

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2019-03-22T15:15:34+00:00
Conscious breathing can improve your performance in everything you do. Elite athletes use their breath to “center” themselves for high performance. Discover a simple breath control technique that can make you a better leader.

How to Implement a Common Change Methodology to Increase Your Organization’s Change Results and Skill

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2019-03-22T15:15:34+00:00
In this article, we will outline a seven-step process that will enable your organization to actually implement a common approach to change and maximize your return on this key investment. The benefits your organization will realize by developing a common change methodology are significant.

Multiple Project Integration Strategy Info Sheet

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2019-03-22T15:15:34+00:00
Your Multiple Project Integration Strategy can increase speed, action, and resource sharing across all distinct and concurrent change efforts, and reduce the cost of change to your organization. This approach minimizes chaos, redundancy of effort, competition for time and resources, and negative political dynamics.

Performing an Initial Impact Analysis Tool

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2019-03-22T15:15:34+00:00
The Initial Impact Analysis Tool is a simple and powerful tool to use at the launch of a change initiative to prepare you to understand the full scope of your change initiative.

Stakeholder Engagement: Opportunities, Types, and Vehicles Info Sheet

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2019-03-22T15:15:34+00:00
Creating an effective stakeholder engagement strategy is an extremely important aspect of your overall change strategy. This Info Sheet will help you think through the key aspects of stakeholder engagement in preparation for designing your engagement strategy.

Strategies for Securing Commitment Info Sheet

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2019-03-22T15:15:35+00:00
Obtaining commitment from your leaders and employees is absolutely essential to the success of your change effort. A key to achieving commitment is understanding its different levels, and how to nurture people from one level to the next.

The diagram on this Info Sheet represents the six very distinct and different levels of commitment that exist in people.

The Five Keys to Successful Executive Coaching

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2019-03-22T15:15:35+00:00
Executives have never before been as challenged in their roles as they are today. The business challenges they face are enormous—globalization and the integration of cultures, unheard-of technological advances, increasingly sophisticated customers AND employees, a struggling economy, and the need to find business performance enhancers beyond cost-cutting and downsizing.

In this article, we describe the five keys to success that we believe will make every coach, and the executives they work with, far more successful.

The Keys to Effective Decision-Making

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2019-03-22T15:15:35+00:00
Decision-making can be a powerful tool for modeling a new culture, and for catalyzing tremendous employee commitment to your organization's change effort…if it is done effectively. In this article, we will reveal the keys to effective decision-making, identify why decision-making has such widespread impact on the success of transformational change initiatives, and provide tips and a simple yet effective decision-making tool to increase the positive impact of your decision-making.

The Strategic Importance of Change Leaders Modeling the Change

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2019-03-22T15:15:35+00:00
One of the toughest change efforts we supported was made more difficult because the CEO was not willing to change himself in the very ways he was demanding that his organization change. The company was transforming its strategy, operations, business processes, and culture.

This article explores the key change leadership issue of “modeling,” and provides insights for how you can get your leaders to model the changes they are asking of your organization.

Levels of Commitment Info Sheet

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2019-03-22T15:15:35+00:00
Obtaining commitment from your leaders and employees is absolutely essential to the success of your change effort. A key to achieving commitment is understanding its different levels, and how to nurture people from one level to the next.

The diagram on this Info Sheet represents the six very distinct and different levels of commitment that exist in people.

Building Change Leadership Capability: Leading Change as a Strategic Discipline

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2019-03-22T15:15:35+00:00
This white paper explores how to build your organization’s change capability through leading change as a strategic organizational discipline.

Bill Torbert’s video, Adult Ego Development: Part I

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2019-03-22T15:15:35+00:00
Dean Anderson and Bill Torbert discuss Ego Development, the application of Ego Development Theory in organizations, and the importance of late stage leadership in addressing transformation.

Bill Torbert’s video, Adult Ego Development: Part II

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2019-03-22T15:15:35+00:00
In part two of this video, Dean Anderson and Bill Torbert discuss Ego Development, the application of Ego Development Theory in organizations, and the importance of late stage leadership in addressing transformation.

Designing Your Engagement Strategy

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2019-03-22T15:15:36+00:00
This highly pragmatic tool walks you through the critical steps for building an effective stakeholder engagement strategy.

The Human Dynamics of Change – Part 2: Mindset and Other Invisible Causes of Success (and failure)

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2019-06-06T14:33:05+00:00
In part two of this webinar, Dean goes deeper into the underlying causes of resistance. He addresses mindset and culture, shows how awareness and mindfulness are the fundamental “cures” of resistance, and provides tips on how to assist stakeholders to become more mindful and release their resistance.

Initiative Launch Checklist

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2019-03-22T15:15:39+00:00
To effectively launch your change initiative, consider the topics in this checklist. Check those topics that you will use to plan your launch strategy and work. Depending on the complexity and status of your initiative, you may need to take all or just some of these actions. If you are beyond the launch stage, review this list for actions that may still provide benefit to the smooth change leadership of your initiative.

Change Leadership: Minimizing the Chaos of Transformation

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2019-03-22T15:15:39+00:00
This article outlines four best practices to minimize chaos during transformational change and keep your change efforts from spinning out of control: project integration, timelines and change capacity, human and organizational culture dynamics, and real stakeholder engagement.

Topics to Assess Your Change Process Info Sheet

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2019-03-22T15:15:39+00:00
Given the assumption that change is continuous, and your intention is to strengthen your organization's ongoing capacity to lead large-scale change, this Info Sheet lists the different factors to consider in order for you to learn from your change process and establish best practices.

Dean Anderson and Daryl Conner on the Field of Change Management

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2019-03-22T15:15:39+00:00
Watch Dean Anderson and Daryl Conner discuss the past, present, and future of change management.

Dean Anderson and Susanne Cook-Greuter’s discussion on human development

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2019-03-22T15:15:39+00:00
Dean Anderson and Susanne Cook-Greuter discuss Ego Development, how leadership changes throughout development, and the importance of late stage leadership in addressing transformation.

Dean Anderson on the Future of Change Management

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2019-03-22T15:15:40+00:00
Watch highlights from Dean’s panel as he discusses the future of the field of change management with other prominent thought leaders.

Do Your Leaders Have the Mindset to Succeed at Transformation?

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2019-03-22T15:15:40+00:00
This article provides an excellent overview of why change leadership mindset is so critical, examples of the mindsets that limit change success, and why introspection is essential to delivering real transformation.

Dean Anderson and Bill Joiner’s discussion on Leadership Agility

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2019-03-22T15:15:40+00:00
Dean Anderson and Bill Joiner discuss Leadership Agility, the concepts of vertical learning, and the future of leadership.

Getting Smart About Employee Resistance to Change: Part One

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2019-03-22T15:15:41+00:00
This article outlines what causes employee resistance, what resolves it, and how to work with it to maximize the results you achieve in your organizational change efforts.

Getting Smart About Employee Resistance to Change: Part Two

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2019-03-22T15:15:41+00:00
Continuing from part one, this article expands the exploration into what causes employee resistance and how best to resolve it.

Identifying Your Project Briefing Questions

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2019-03-22T15:12:49+00:00
This tool provides you with an extensive list of optional questions for your briefing interviews. Identifying your Project Briefing QuestionsThe questions cover the background and history of the effort, its current status, and its future plans as known today. The best briefing interviews ask for the most focused and leveraged information.

Change Governance Structures Info Sheet

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2019-03-22T15:12:50+00:00
The roles you define and the teams you form are best managed by creating a governance structure. The structure you create will also articulate the working relationships among all of the parties, and clarify the flow of information and authority. Your structure runs in parallel with your normal business governance structure; it does not replace it.

How to Increase Employee Commitment to Change

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2019-03-22T15:12:50+00:00
This article provides an invaluable tool for articulating what is driving your change so your employees can fully understand and commit to it.

Linda Ackerman Anderson on Culture Change

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2019-03-22T15:12:50+00:00
Watch Linda’s presentation on culture change as both a driver and an outcome of organizational transformation.

Military Leader Development at National Defense University

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2019-03-22T15:12:50+00:00
Leadership Breakthrough: Meeting the Transformational Challenges of the 21st Century Security Environment. Watch the whole panel here.

Three Types of Change that Occur in Organizations Info Sheet

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2019-03-22T15:12:50+00:00
Three types of change occur in organizations: developmental, transitional, and transformational. Developmental change is the least complex, while transformational change is the most complex. The following graphics depict each of the three types of change, and the Three Types of Change Matrix that follows provides information about each type.

Case for Change Framework Infographic

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2019-03-22T14:36:37+00:00
To ensure a successful organizational transformation one of the first steps to take is to create a clear case for change. Without one, the transformation will lack relevance for employees and cause resistance, confusion, and insecurity. Creating the case for change and your initial objectives creates a common view about the change and gives the effort meaning, direction, and energy.

This infographic shows the framework required to create a successful Case for Change.

Sample Conditions for Success Info Sheet

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2019-03-22T14:36:37+00:00
Conditions for success are requirements essential to the achievement of your desired outcome, such as adequate resources, sufficient time to do a top-notch job, or quality communications that keep everyone engaged. Conditions for success may also refer to a particular state of being that enables the transformation to occur more smoothly, such as the leaders taking a conscious approach, the executives presenting a unified front in support of the transformation, and people realizing that their needs are actually being considered as the transformation is planned and implemented.

Stakeholder Engagement: Opportunities, Types, and Vehicles

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2019-03-22T14:36:38+00:00
This most popular article outlines the key opportunities for stakeholder engagement in any organizational change effort. It includes a framework for sorting through who to engage, in what activities, and in what ways.

What is Transformation, and Why Is It So Hard to Manage?

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2019-03-22T14:36:38+00:00
This article outlines the three types of change and their implications on the workforce.

Ten Common Mistakes in Leading Transformational Change

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2019-03-22T14:36:38+00:00
Increase your success by avoiding these common change leadership mistakes. This paper outlines our most current findings from our thirty year action research project on what causes failure and success in large scale transformational change.

Linda Ackerman Anderson at ACMP Sample

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Excerpts from Linda Ackerman Anderson at ACMP 2014.

The Upstream Stage of Leading Organizational Change: Project Launch Webinar

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2019-03-22T14:36:38+00:00
So many of the challenges we face in leading change are born in the Upstream Stage, which is when leaders need to be making key decisions to launch their major change initiatives successfully. Typically, leaders are so rushed to get the right solution to their problem that they blindly delegate project launch without providing adequate guidance. This webinar explores how to launch change effectively.

Stakeholder Engagement: How to Reduce Resistance

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2019-05-13T18:10:05+00:00
In this webinar, Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson discusses key, early stakeholder engagement opportunities and reveals how change leaders can maximize these opportunities to save time, save money and increase commitment and meaningful participation.

Human Dynamics of Organizational Change & Transformation – Part 1: Turning Resistance into Commitment

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2019-06-06T14:40:28+00:00
In part one of this webinar, Dean Anderson provides insight and methods for assisting employees to move out of resistance to full commitment to their organization’s change efforts. He explores core human need and how they “cause” resistance, and the emotional transitions people go through to move through resistance.

Strategic Intelligence of Using a Common Change Methodology

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2019-06-06T15:52:25+00:00
In this free webinar, Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson outlines the challenges, risks and problems that occur in organizations that use multiple approaches to change, reveals the many benefits of using a common process methodology, and reviews the nine phases of The Change Leader's Roadmap Methodology.

Savvy Strategies for Implementing a Common Change Methodology

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2019-03-22T14:15:29+00:00
In the second part of two parts, Linda describes eight key strategies that ensure your organization will get full benefit from using a common change process methodology.