Category Archives: Managing Change

Choosing Change

Dan Pierce/ June 19, 2018/ Managing Change/ 0 comments

When adding a teammate, it is important to understand the impact of who you choose. If we stay away from the safe pick, we have to make sure the risks involved with the impact of the new addition are worth the ripple it will cause in the team dynamic. Going after a change agent comes with all

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The Safe Pick

Dan Pierce/ June 18, 2018/ Managing Change, Team Dynamics, Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Not all of us get to pick our teammates but when you do, it’s important not to fall into the trap of choosing the safe pick. The safe pick is the easy way out because you get the short-term benefit of the excitement of new without too much disruption to the status quo. The reality is that

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When More is Exciting

Dan Pierce/ February 3, 2018/ Managing Change/ 0 comments

We often dream big and settle small but every once in a while we see opportunities that allow us to realize and surpass those big dreams. We have a tendency to imagine that difficult and overwhelming tasks today will continue to be just as difficult and overwhelming tomorrow. That mindset is shortsighted and doesn’t account for the

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Perspective on Increase

Dan Pierce/ February 1, 2018/ Managing Change/ 0 comments

There are two perspectives when the idea of “more” is introduced. One perspective is excited to see the opportunity and possibilities connected to an increase. The other perspective fears the ramifications of an increase that result in increased responsibility and and increased workload. Are you avoiding more or looking for it?

Same Piece of Gum

Dan Pierce/ November 18, 2017/ Managing Change/ 0 comments

What was successful and good in the past will not always be successful and good in the future. Everything has a half-life…our systems, our relationships, and our favorite things. We must let go of everything at some point so that we can renew and refresh that which has lost its flavor over time. Yes that piece of gum hit

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Firing Your Best Friend

Dan Pierce/ November 17, 2017/ Managing Change/ 0 comments

You don’t invite your teddy bear to be the best man in your wedding. That might seem like a no-brainer but those natural steps in life often get lost on what we do everyday. Change is good when it’s appropriate. What was awesome at the age of four is less awesome at the age of twenty-four. In fact, without

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The Bitter Ingredient of Change

Dan Pierce/ November 11, 2017/ Managing Change/ 0 comments

Quick change that costs nothing usually doesn’t last because it has no emotional investment. The gravity of an organization’s status quo eliminates the opposing force of quick changes or band-aid fixes. Lasting change requires time. Time requires patience.