Why change initiatives fail (and what to do about it)

By Marty Jordan on April 24, 2015


You can have the best change management plan and methodology, but if you don’t spend the time on the people side of change you definitely won’t realize the ROI of your change initiative.

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Be still and be a better leader

By Marty Jordan on March 18, 2015


The paradox of productivity is: In order to be a better, more productive leader, you must take time to quiet your mind and be still.

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IQ gets you hired. Emotional intelligence gets you promoted.

By Marty Jordan on February 17, 2015


I was recently coaching a leader who had the potential to do great things. I’m sure you know this type of person—smart, quick, articulate and out to prove he is the smartest person in the room. All that was missing was a little thing called emotional intelligence. And that “little” thing was holding him back.

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The secret of employee engagement (part 3)

By Marty Jordan on January 20, 2015


If all managers in your organization employed these simple yet effective strategies for engaging employees, your organization would be seeing the business results that the Gallup organization has found when employees are highly engaged.

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The secret of employee engagement (part 2)

By Marty Jordan on January 13, 2015


You don’t need a training budget or a formal training program to help employees gain new knowledge and learn new skills. Some of the most engaged and successful employees are those who are encouraged to grow and are involved in key decisions.

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The secret to employee engagement (Part 1)

By Marty Jordan on December 17, 2014


Engaged employees have tremendous pride and job ownership, they put forth more discretionary effort in terms of time and energy and, on average, demonstrate significantly higher levels of performance and productivity than those who are not engaged.

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Change is a contact sport

By Marty Jordan on October 14, 2014


We are all familiar with the change statistic that says 70% of change efforts fail…or to put it the other way around, only 30% succeed. Those are pretty dismal numbers indeed. So I was pleasantly surprised when I came across this article in the Ivey School of Business Journal highlighting one of those “30% succeed” stories.

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Change is not enough

By Marty Jordan on September 25, 2014


You can’t get to “new and improved” without change.

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Change happens…when you manage it

By Marty Jordan on May 29, 2014


You can never eliminate resistance to change but you can mitigate it with skillful communications.

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Is resistance really a bad thing?

By Marty Jordan on May 8, 2014


Resistance to change isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

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