Newmeasures, LLC

Category: Leadership

  • Communication is Key in Times of Change

    Communication is Key in Times of Change

    We are often asked to assist organizations through the process of implementing significant change. A common reaction to change is some serious resistance which is met with impatience and irritability on the part of the leadership. Yet, we find that sometimes the “why” behind the change is not explained well leading to greater frustration and […]

  • 33% of change initiatives fail… Do you know what it takes to lead in times of change?

    33% of change initiatives fail… Do you know what it takes to lead in times of change?

    Research by John Kotter in 1996 found that only one in three change programs succeed. Since then, many other researchers have confirmed this statistic. The reasons for failed change are many. People are naturally inclined to defend the status quo, employees don’t understand what is in it for them, change is managed haphazardly, and perhaps […]

  • Executive Engagement

    Executive Engagement

    One of the critical drivers of organizational transformation is the involvement of executive leaders in the transformation process. We recently surveyed with an international company and the results indicated a significant distrust in senior leadership were at the root of disengagement. Rather than rely upon external resources or Human Resources to uncover the source of […]

  • Are you feeding into leadership dysfunction?

    Are you feeding into leadership dysfunction?

    The pressures of leadership are many – having responsibility for the success of the organization, and perhaps more importantly, the lives of the employees, customers and communities leaders serve can be a heavy burden. And at the same time, leaders are challenged to manage their own careers and reputations. While most leaders have good intentions, […]

  • The Peter Principle: 5 signs you are a “Peter”

    The Peter Principle: 5 signs you are a “Peter”

    Our research continuously shows that organizations are better at achieving results than valuing people. If most people will tell you that valuing people is critical to accomplishing results, why is it that so many organizations are unbalanced? One answer can be found in the age-old Peter Principle (Peter & Raymond, 1969. The Peter Principle: Why […]

  • Can Leaders Give Employees Meaning at Work? 3 key ways leaders can make a difference…

    Can Leaders Give Employees Meaning at Work? 3 key ways leaders can make a difference…

    It’s no secret that Millennials are having a major impact on how organizations attract talent, structure work, and retain top employees. One of the most commonly mentioned characteristics of Millennials is that they seek meaning in their work. And I don’t disagree; in fact, meaning and purpose are important for any employee. Take the example […]

  • Workaholics are not Good Team Players

    Workaholics are not Good Team Players

    There is a common myth around corporate America that workaholism is the norm for most workers and that to be successful you have to devote yourself, heart and soul, every hour, to the job. Nothing could be farther from the truth as more and more health data comes to the forefront showing that excessive work […]

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