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The Change Leader’s Roadmap: How to Navigate the Complexities of Your Organization’s Transformation

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How do you design and implement a major organization transformation so that you actually achieve results? Is there a roadmap to follow? Yes, there is.

Daryl Conner and Dean Anderson Discuss Senior Change Practitioner Development

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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.

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

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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.

Case for Change Framework Infographic

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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.

Multiple Project Integration Strategy Info Sheet

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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.

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

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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.

Change Governance Structures Info Sheet

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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.

The Keys to Effective Decision-Making

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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.

Initiative Launch Checklist

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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.

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

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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.

Stakeholder Engagement: Opportunities, Types, and Vehicles Info Sheet

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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.

Levels of Commitment Info Sheet

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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.

Strategies for Securing Commitment Info Sheet

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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.

Three Types of Change that Occur in Organizations Info Sheet

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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.

Clarifying Shared Accountability Partnership Agreements Tool

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This partnering tool is designed to help key players, change leaders and teams build strong, sustainable relationships that will foster achievement and learning – simultaneously.

Change Leadership: Minimizing the Chaos of Transformation

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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.

Designing Your Engagement Strategy

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This highly pragmatic tool walks you through the critical steps for building an effective stakeholder engagement strategy.

Do Your Leaders Have the Mindset to Succeed at Transformation?

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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.

Does Your Company Have the Capacity to Change?

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In this free eBook, you will learn how to deal with the daunting issue of managing capacity across change initiatives and operations.

Getting Smart About Employee Resistance to Change: Part One

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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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Continuing from part one, this article expands the exploration into what causes employee resistance and how best to resolve it.

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

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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.

How Command and Control as a Change Leadership Style Causes Transformational Change Efforts to Fail

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Your leadership style will make or break your organization's transformational change efforts. Find out why in this free eBook.

How to Increase Employee Commitment to Change

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This article provides an invaluable tool for articulating what is driving your change so your employees can fully understand and commit to it.

Stakeholder Engagement: Opportunities, Types, and Vehicles

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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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This article outlines the three types of change and their implications on the workforce.

Dean Anderson on the Future of Change Management

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Watch highlights from Dean’s panel as he discusses the future of the field of change management with other prominent thought leaders.

Linda Ackerman Anderson on Culture Change

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Watch Linda’s presentation on culture change as both a driver and an outcome of organizational transformation.

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

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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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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.

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

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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 and Bill Joiner’s discussion on Leadership Agility

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Dean Anderson and Bill Joiner discuss Leadership Agility, the concepts of vertical learning, and the future of leadership.

Dean Anderson and Daryl Conner on the Field of Change Management

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Watch Dean Anderson and Daryl Conner discuss the past, present, and future of change management.

Military Leader Development at National Defense University

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Leadership Breakthrough: Meeting the Transformational Challenges of the 21st Century Security Environment. Watch the whole panel here.

Linda Ackerman Anderson at ACMP Sample

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Excerpts from Linda Ackerman Anderson at ACMP 2014.

Building Change Leadership Capability: Leading Change as a Strategic Discipline

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This white paper explores how to build your organization’s change capability through leading change as a strategic organizational discipline.

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

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This article provides a good overview of why change management is insufficient to lead transformational change, and introduces key foundations of conscious change leadership for successful organizational change.

Strategic Intelligence of Using a Common Change Methodology

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In the first of two parts, Linda Ackerman Anderson outlines the challenges, risks and problems that occur in organizations that use multiple approaches to change, and reveals the many benefits of using a common process methodology.

Ten Common Mistakes in Leading Transformational Change

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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.

Ten Questions that Catalyze Great Change Leadership

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A good change consultant’s primary job is to catalyze insight and clear thinking in their clients so they are able to lead their organization’s change efforts with greater skill and competency.

Savvy Strategies for Implementing a Common Change Methodology

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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.

The Human Dynamics of Change – Part 1: Turning Resistance into Commitment

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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.

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

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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.