Entries by Amanda Turner

How Sports Can Influence Organizational Change

Recently I had a conversation about the use of sports analogies and language in business. It was surprising how much the language of business is grounded in the language of sport.

I have stopped counting the number of times I hear someone use a sports analogy when talking about business, organizational change, or her team. I frequently use a sports metaphor to describe a concept, despite not being a sports enthusiast.

How an Executive Team Used an Intended Outcome Story to Reduce Conflict

Let me tell you a story about a client I worked with. They asked me to help them create a working environment that enabled them and the employees to quickly identify and adopt new ways of working individually and together. They needed to work with the different working styles and explore multiple perspectives without creating conflict.

What do you do when your company is mandating change?

“They don’t have a choice the change is mandated.”
That is a statement I have heard many leaders say especially over the past few months. It reminded me of a question I am asked often: What do you do to manage the change when it’s mandated?

When Do You Use Change Management?

You probably think that the only time you need change management is during a major project. But it’s exactly that reason that so many leaders struggle to get changes adopted.