What (or Who) Kills Change in Your Organization?

The new book Who Killed Change?, co-authored by Ken Blanchard, John Britt, Pat Zigarmi, and Judd Hoekstra, hits bookstore shelves on May 26.   Written in a fun, who-done-it murder mystery style, the book follows the investigation of the death of Change in the large ACME organization.  Readers follow along as a hard-boiled detective (known only as Agent) questions each of…

Layoffs, Mergers, and Acquisitions: Where to focus first

What’s the best way for leaders to impact their organizations after a layoff, merger, or acquisition?  If you had to choose between focusing on your people, financials, or customers, where would you begin?  We asked that question to 700 frontline, mid-level, and senior executives who attended our webinar on Revitalizing the Downsized Organization this past…

Layoffs versus Pay Cuts: Part 2

The debate between what’s better for company’s experiencing a downturn in sales, layoffs or pay cuts, continues to draw differing opinions.  In today’s US edition of The Wall Street Journal, columnist Cari Tuna reports that while 65% of companies resort to lay offs when faced with economic short falls, a growing percentage are choosing mandatory…