Erica's Musings

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Erica’s Musings

Strategic Planning Be Gone!

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A lot has been written about strategic planning. A quick internet search will yield numerous articles, book references, and a plethora of templates to use. What’s been catching my attention lately, and consistent with my beliefs, is that the “Strategic Plan is Dead” (References below). Well ok, not really.  While the importance of thinking strategically remains, […]


Conflict Zones – Navigating Conflict with Clarity

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When you hear “conflict” which of these statements ring true for you? a)      Oh no, conflict is bad b)      Conflict should be avoided c)      It’s better not to stir the pot d)      Someone did something wrong e)      Bring it on! Most of us are not comfortable engaging in conflict – whether at work […]


Building a High Performing Team – It’s More Than The Warm and Fuzzies

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As Patrick Lencioni (author of team management books), states, “teamwork is a strategic choice.”  In fact, a high performing team can be the difference that makes the difference in terms of realizing your sales, profits, market share, customer satisfaction and engagement targets. Frequently I hear my clients acknowledge the importance of team development, yet in […]


If the Culture Fits – Wear It…If Not, Influence it!

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In 2012, The Corporate Executive Board’s annual list of top 10 risks CEOs and Executives are most concerned with ranked “Corporate Culture” as #4. In the past two years, I have been involved with two significant culture shifts; one is with a 5,000 person hospital and the other is a 900-person Crown Corporation.  My role, […]


Vision

Dealing with Emergence

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These days, organizational change isn’t what it used to be. We can’t predict change in the same way, and we can’t plan for change in the same way.  In fact, when we apply a traditional change management approach, we find ourselves stuck. Why?  Because we are dealing with Emergence. According to Glenda Eoyang (http://www.hsdinstitute.org/about-hsd/what-is-hsd.html), the […]