As a Certified Organizational Culture specialist, I am being asked a lot of questions about organizational culture since the COVID-19 Pandemic broke out. Here are some examples of the questions that are emerging: – How do we maintain our culture with everyone working from home? – Our culture had problems before the Pandemic – is […]
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“Organizational culture is how things get done around here.” – Deal and Kennedy Organizational culture has been a popular topic for decades. Many now agree that culture is very important, that it can be managed, and that the board needs to be not only informed, but also involved. Where there is less agreement is how […]
As an executive coach, and management consultant, I regularly hear about change fatigue and employee burnout. These issues are real, and often take a great toll on people in the organization — and the organization’s ability to be successful. Here are a couple of tips to help with this: – Make a list of all […]
Check out this link for my article that was published in Upsize Minnesota in Jan. 2017 about stepping up your game and hiring a coach: http://www.upsizemag.com/business-builders/coaching . I will welcome your comments! — Karen
We’ve moved beyond change being a constant in today’s organizations. “Organizational turbulence” has increasingly become part of today’s everyday experience. The negative impact can be significant, e.g., poor performance, difficulty coping with uncertainty, stress, anxiety, longer work weeks, lack of confidence, etc. Many have turned to executive coaching as a way not just to cope, […]
Culture change continues to be a very popular topic. On any given day we can open a newspaper and find headlines about needing to change the organization’s culture.
A “coach approach” to management is becoming popular in many of today’s organizations, even though it has been around for decades. But there is still considerable uncertainty about what a “coach approach” to management means and what benefits this approach offers.
Organizational politics exist in every organization. Many view politics as a fact of life. But often organizational politics is a taboo subject – many people simply will not discuss organizational politics. They are often considered the “dark” side of the organization. However, it is important to recognize that many political actions are regarded as positive, […]
Most agree that change is typically very challenging for organizations. Even the language of change is challenging for many. This article will clarify three terms related to change: change management, change leadership and organizational change. It will also address why change management is not enough, and why organizations need to embrace organizational change.
As a Certified Executive Coach (CEC), one of the things that I get asked about regularly is whether an assessment should be conducted as part of the coaching experience. Some coaches don’t use any assessments; some coaches will only coach after an assessment has been done; many coaches consider assessments as optional.