• On the Brink of Extinction by Susan Mazza

    Written by: Susan Mazza | March 23, 2012

    In his 1994 book Job Shift, William Bridges refers to the “job” as “an artifact of the industrial revolution”. The traditional organization is designed to function like a machine. It is a hierarchy with jobs as the building blocks. In this model people are essentially cogs in the wheel of production. This model, and the […] Read moreRead More»

  • Minimizing Transition during Transformation by Dan Newman

    Written by: Dan Newman | March 22, 2012

    Due to the high pace of proliferation surrounding us, information and technology have become rapidly more available to everyone. What used to be considered radical transformation is now merely change within many organizations; Placing us in a world once dominated by the fortune 500 but not necessarily any longer. With each “Out of Nowhere” success […] Read moreRead More»

  • 8 Ways to Improve Your Social Standing by Vala Afshar

    Written by: Vala Afshar | March 21, 2012

    “Sometimes we spend more time than we should defending the old thing, instead of working to take advantage of the new thing.” Seth Godin Today, customers and employees are leveraging social media to improve their trusted network. And yet the majority of businesses are failing to recognize the importance of social collaboration and the opportunity […] Read moreRead More»

  • Relevant Part 3 by Laura Goodrich

    Written by: Laura Goodrich | March 20, 2012

    We conclude Laura Goodrich’s exploration of focusing on positive outcomes and the impact it has on organizational change and business performance. She explores why using social is not a “dip your toe in the water” management action. She calls upon all of us to get out of neutral and find forward, F-A-S-T!  Read Part 1 […] Read moreRead More»

  • Relevant Part 2 by Laura Goodrich

    Written by: Laura Goodrich | March 19, 2012

    We continue Laura’s Relevant post. Read the first part here. 20 years ago we didn’t even have an internet. Who knows what the jobs will be in the next 20 years? People will be asked to reinvent themselves. For many, this redesign will come at the point when they would prefer to stay with the […] Read moreRead More»

  • Social You: 4 Reasons No One Follows You

    Written by: Ted Coiné | March 17, 2012

    Weekends are all about wandering off topic, which is why I’m introducing this new weekend thread on Switch and Shift, “Social You.” And let me preface by saying that social is not currently what I do for a living, so no matter what Forbes or anyone else says, my free advice should be considered worth […] Read moreRead More»

  • Relevant by Laura Goodrich

    Written by: Laura Goodrich | March 16, 2012

    Our friend Laura will explore the impact of technology and the rapid rate of change on our leadership and how we relate to one another. Parts 2 and 3 will continue next week. For the past last 17 years, I have focused my career towards working with individuals, teams and organizations who are experiencing dynamic […] Read moreRead More»

  • Happy Employees Create Happy Customers by Stan Phelps

    Written by: Stan Phelps | March 15, 2012

    Happy Employees Create Happy Customers I recently completed a quest. I had set out to find 1,001 purple goldfish. Examples of companies that strive to exceed customer expectations via a sticky concept called g.l.u.e (giving little unexpected extras). Signature extras that help win customers and influence word of mouth. Who is more important . . […] Read moreRead More»

  • To Have a Future, You Have to Grow by Ken Blanchard

    Written by: Ken Blanchard | March 14, 2012

    Change today is a way of life. If you’re not growing and learning, you’re going backwards — both as an individual and an organization. Today’s business environment features almost daily changes in technology, which contribute to an ever-shrinking world. Everyone is dealing with brighter, more informed customers and greater overall competition. The world is moving […] Read moreRead More»

  • Leading Diversity: The Zoo versus The Wild

    Written by: Graeme Codrington | March 13, 2012

    One of the most significant leadership issues in the 21st century is going to be the issue of diversity.  This is because it’s not just about ensuring the requisite numbers of women and ethnic minorities at various levels within your organisation.  It’s about engaging with difference, and using that engagement to enhance your business success. […] Read moreRead More»

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