Tag Archive: Leadership

The (lack of) Power of (in)Decisions

A while back I was at a party and found myself in a conversation that turned into the area of leadership and the lack of follow-through on decisions and decision making. It actually started out as a discussion on social media and the availability of information, and my friend felt that part of the problem…

Change Through Informal Leaders

All organizations are built up of, and by people. This means that people are an extremely important factor when making changes. With this in mind, I think it’s a paradox that when change is being planned, people and systems are not given equal value. Sure, there’s a balance sheet present, measuring the ROI of each…

Healthy Change Processes

The Nature of Change Processes During my graduate studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), I got to be a part of an exciting project titled Healthy Change Processes at the Department of Psychology. I was involved with the project in the initial data collection phase and data collection at a later…

The Search for (unwanted?) Leaders

Judging by job ads, a great number of organizations are looking for leaders. Not a big surprise, but it’s still something that’s important to look into. We have a financial situation that has led to massive layoffs, and the organizations are still looking for the same people as they were before the crisis struck. Who…

From Quick-Fix Change to Organizational Fight-Or-Flight

The times being what they are, organizational change is a big presence today. As much as top management likes to portray change as a path to greater effectiveness and efficiency, to employees it often has a different meaning. Layoffs, losing colleagues, and new and (not necessarily improved) ways to work may be standard associations as…