organizational change

The Video Says It All -- The Sexiest Topic in Leadership, Part 8

The Video Says It All -- The Sexiest Topic in Leadership, Part 8

A few years ago DirecTV had a set of humorous TV commercials based on the idea that a single event can set in motion a series of events that leads to a less than desirable outcome. One of those commercials went like this:

Challenging the Process (a guru's podcast) -- The Sexiest Topic in Leadership, Part 7

Challenging the Process (a guru's podcast) -- The Sexiest Topic in Leadership, Part 7

"Timing is everything," goes the saying. Today, for our tribe here at The Aperio, these words definitely apply.

Our timing is currently this...

(1) We're in a blog series on "The Sexiest Topic in Leadership" = Thinking Strategically.

More About Why The Best Ideas Don't Win and What To Do About It -- The Sexiest Topic in Leadership, Part 6

More About Why The Best Ideas Don't Win and What To Do About It -- The Sexiest Topic in Leadership, Part 6

This week we continue on in our focus on the most popular (aka "the sexiest") topic in leadership: strategic thinking. In last week's posting, we acknowledged that strategic leaders not only help unearth great ideas, but they navigate them through organizational gauntlets to get implemented.

The Best Ideas Don't Win and What To Do About It -- The Sexiest Topic in Leadership, Part 5

The Best Ideas Don't Win and What To Do About It -- The Sexiest Topic in Leadership, Part 5

Successfully leading the change that comes attached to new ideas is paramount to being a strategic leader. Therefore, we're going to take the next two blog posts to explore the practical realities of moving great ideas from concept to implementation. 

The Best Ideas Don't Win and What To Do About It -- Part 2

The Best Ideas Don't Win and What To Do About It -- Part 2

Now, we're ready for the step #3 and a video to help us feel what its like for new ideas to reach their potential.

The Best Ideas Don't Win and What To Do About It -- Part 1

The Best Ideas Don't Win and What To Do About It -- Part 1

Have you ever run into road blocks when suggesting needed changes in your organization? Have you ever had it's-so-obvious-we-should-do-this-that-I-can't-believe-we-even-have-to-discuss-it improvements encounter resistance? If so, there's an important principle to remember that will keep you (1) from going insane and (2) on the path to organizational improvement. That principle is this: the best ideas don't win.