Daryl Conner

July 26, 2011

Guest Interview—Dean Anderson

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I recently interviewed Dean Anderson, a thought-leader in the field of organization transformation. Dean’s unique understanding of mindset, culture, and process gives him a deep strategic perspective, but he also has a depth and strength of character that very few people in the industry offer. During our conversation, Dean talked about the correlation between success and leaders’ mindsets, whether change should be managed from the top down or bottom up, and the number one way to make resistance to change go away.

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July 19, 2011

8 Things to Remember When Shift Happens

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As professional change facilitators, we have a key role in helping the leaders we serve understand and effectively apply the dynamics of paradigm management—the creation, leveraging, dismantling, and then re-creation of the paradigms needed for an organization to sustain success in turbulent markets/work environments. In this post, I discuss eight key points to remember when dealing with paradigm shifts.

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July 13, 2011

How to Make Shift Happen

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In this series, we’ve been exploring the evolution of organizational paradigms. In my last post, I talked about the collapse/renewal phase, the place where either shift “happens” or it “hits the fan.” Here, I’ll pick up with an exploration of what is involved when orchestrating a new paradigm. It requires a four-part approach involving leadership, a learning environment, a new culture, and resilience.

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July 6, 2011

The Movement Begins

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So far in this series, we’ve explored the meaning of the term “paradigm shift,” and we’ve looked at the first two phases of an organizational paradigm evolution. Now it’s time for us to look at how the actual shift happens, to uncover why the existing paradigm begins to decay.

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