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5 Simple Ways to Reduce Resistance to Change

Posted on Posted in Change Management, Leadership, Project Management

By Erik Van Slyke, Managing Director, www.erikvanslyke.com Sometimes the best solutions are the most obvious, and unfortunately, the ones least considered. Organization change is hard because leaders and project teams forget to do the simple, but important things, while spending extraordinary amounts of effort in the glitzy and complex.  Technology projects focus on the technology.  […]

The Importance of Yellow Brick Roads

Posted on Posted in Change Management, Communication, Leadership, Project Management

By Erik Van Slyke, Managing Director, www.erikvanslyke.com Change is a lot like going from Oz to Kansas.   On one hand, it’s as uncomplicated as closing your eyes, clicking the heels of your ruby slippers and willing yourself from one place to another.  Individuals and organizations have the ability to make change that simple—an uncomplicated […]

The Importance of Trust . . . It’s Not What You Think

Posted on Posted in Change Management, Leadership, Management, Motivation, Project Management, Talent Management

By Erik Van Slyke, Managing Director, www.erikvanslyke.com A few weeks ago I was talking with a project manager who wanted an assessment of his team’s capability.  The project was moving along without significant problems, but was approaching an intense period with several critical milestones.  The project manager felt unsettled because his team was not providing the analysis […]

Leadership . . . Development?

Posted on Posted in Change Management, Leadership, Learning

By Erik Van Slyke, Managing Director, www.erikvanslyke.com One of the more popular topics among organization types is leadership development.  Countless books, articles, conferences and training programs are focused on the subject, the abundance of which suggests that most people feel there is a perpetual gap between the behavior they want and what they get from […]