The Practice of Adaptive Change Management

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By Erik Van Slyke, Managing Director, www.erikvanslyke.comAs Ron Heifetz states, “people in authority are under tremendous pressure to provide easy and decisive solutions to problems.”  This is true for government leaders, business executives, and project managers.  Unfortunately, some problems don’t have easy technical solutions.  They are what Heifetz refers to as adaptive challenges, and they […]

The Power of Stories During Times of Change

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By Erik Van Slyke, Managing Director, www.erikvanslyke.comOne of the basic principles of most change leaders is that we can use rational discourse to influence the motivations and desires of people.    Present employees with a sound, logical line of reasoning and they will develop a broader understanding of a situation and make both the technical […]