Occasionally, I read an article or blog post that has a big impact. Here are a couple of ones that I have found recently to be quite thought-provoking.
First, I recommend reading “What Happens When the Strategy Consultants Leave?” by Randy Ottinger of Kotter International. He writes about how leaders can move their organization forward after their strategy consultants have departed. It gives some fresh insights particularly if you are knowledgeable about Kotter’s 8- Step model. Here is the link:
For those of you who are familiar with John Kotter’s book Leading Change, you will enjoy his recent post called “Success: A Breeding Ground for Complacency?” If you are wanting to seize on some big opportunities and make change happen in 2012, this is a good read for you and for your team. Here is the link:
Finally, many people have been discussing with me issues related to performance management. While there are many ways to address this issue, I think a good place to start is to read a blog post called “The Performance and Potential Matrix (9 Box Grid) - an Update” by Dan McCarthy, Director of Executive Development Programs at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics. He introduces a good framework for talent management, succession planning and general performance coaching. Here is the link:
Hope this starts your New Year off with some good and thought-provoking reading, and group discussions.
Geery Howe, M.A.Consultant, Executive Coach, Trainer inLeadership, Strategic Planning and Organizational ChangeMorning Star Associates319 - 643 - 2257