Making Small Changes for Big Impact in Developing Others

Tips and Insights for Coach-Consultants

developing others

Dr. Peter Fuda writes about transforming leadership and he’s most interested in transforming results. Glad to hear, because results are what counts! He had several key themes in his talk at the recent Ultimate Culture Conference hosted by Human Synergistics, and I’ll recap a few of my favorites here.

The Four Culture-Shaping Principles to Shift a Culture

Guidance from Bill Parsons of Senn Delaney

Bill Parsons

As the first culture-shaping consulting firm, Senn Delaney has quite literally made organizational culture its business. Larry Senn and his colleagues, including partner and executive vice president Bill Parsons, have brought their mission of “creating healthy, high-performance cultures” to more than 500 companies. Bill shared some of the knowledge they’ve gathered over their 38 years of experience at the 2nd Annual Ultimate Culture Conference—including the four principles that must be upheld to really shape culture and improve performance.

7 Factors That Help Frontline Workers Embrace Organizational Culture Change

7 factors help culture change

What do you think when you hear the words “culture change”? More important, what do your baseline employees—the women and men who get the essential and routine work done—think when they’re first introduced to organizational culture change?

From our experience, here’s how many react: “Oh, great… another bunch of buzzwords and another round of change, none of which will affect my job. I’ll just smile and nod.”

And yet the simple reality is culture change—real, sustainable change—best occurs when our frontline workers accept change as a positive move for them. After all, no one wants to have change happen to them. Or worse yet, to become a victim when change comes at them. Instead, they want to be part of the solution. The most inspired or motivated take it a step further: They want to be involved actively in the change plan.

Becoming an Accredited Culture Consultant

Lessons learned...

circumplex in action

“Experience” and “learning” are two powerful words that shape and strengthen personal and professional accountability, effectiveness, and success. These two words are close to my heart and mind. I firmly believe that they are of utmost importance in today’s VUCA world.1 The more we can experience and learn, the better we can adapt and explore current and future situations.

The above holds true for the consulting world, too. All client projects or contracts are an experiential learning curve for consultants, as each engagement hones the consulting growth mindset. Effective utilization of this mindset facilitates better client service and a successful consulting engagement.

Culture and Hyper Growth: Ron Storn on Keeping Lyft’s Values Alive

Lyft's Ron Storn

Establishing and maintaining a strong workplace culture is a major undertaking for any organization. But when your organization grows 300 percent in the space of a year, holding onto the culture and values that led to such success becomes an uphill battle. That’s the challenge that Ron Storn, VP of People at Lyft, took on when he joined the company—how do you keep values alive while your organization is growing at a dizzying rate?