Paula Andrade

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Change Efforts Can Fail Unless They’re Coordinated

We need to focus as much on <i>how</i> we drive change as what change we drive. Research we conducted at the London School of Economics suggests that resistance to change stems often from a negative experience of change leadership, rather than resistance to the change itself.<p>We know that for change to be …

Management

Change Management and Leadership Development Have to Mesh

Leadership development and change management tend to be top priorities for many organizations. In spite of this, a majority of organizations tend to fall far short of their goals for both. One major reason organizations struggle is because they treat both leadership development and change …

Leadership

To Lead Change, Explain the Context

Imagine that your boss asks you to run as fast as possible in one direction, and then after a few minutes, blows the whistle and asks you to run the opposite way. Imagine that this happens over and over again. After a while, you’d not only get tired, you would be frustrated by the meaningless …

Management

Why Companies Are So Bad at Treating Employees Like People

Few disagree that the time is ripe for reimagining complex organizations so that they are more human and more agile. But existing models for how to make the shift seem to offer a choice between a rock and a hard place.<p>Take the thorny problem of developing people. Anachronistic annual performance …

Corporate Culture

Volkswagen and the End of Corporate Spin

The shockwaves emanating from Wolfsburg, Germany, continue. Thousands of individuals that work for VW, their families and their community are angry, dismayed and fearful. They are incredulous that an immensely successful company, in which many have invested their entire working lives, could have …

Management

Chile -- A Buffet of Natural Wonders

Whether it's skiing in the Andes Mountains, hiking and exploring in Patagonia and Easter Island, or dining in the beautiful, multicultural city of Santiago, Chile offers an unmatched variety of landscapes, activities and attractions for just about anyone. We asked Juan Lopez, North American Market …

South America

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Virtually all leaders believe that to stay competitive, their enterprises must learn and improve every day. But even companies revered for their dedication to continuous learning find it difficult to always practice what they preach.<p>Consider Toyota: Continuous improvement is one of the pillars of …

Management