Category: Organizational Development

Oct 11

Consultants – Part 5: Faux Consulting Alternatives

Many alternatives to getting the job done are performed by professionals that have “borrowed” the term consulting for their business cards or letterhead. Some of these are thinly veiled sales pitches that use the bait of free expert advice along with an expensive product or service. I call these “faux” consultants instead of “fake” because …

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Sep 21

Change

Change is inevitable… except from a vending machine. – Robert C. Gallagher This week touched on various aspects of change. The one thing that is always constant in business as well as life is change. When the winds of change blow, we have two alternatives: to accept the change or resist it. Either can be …

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Sep 20

Change Is Not Always the Answer

There was an article published in the Harvard Business Review Blog Network about six months ago titled Change Management Needs to Change. Lately everybody seems to have a new concept of change management, but most are only changing the name to “transformation” or calling it modification or alteration. This article hits the nail on the …

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Aug 30

Learned From the Cave Walls at Donoterase

The Pretender TV series ran from 1996 to 2000 and was viewed by critics and viewers as good science fiction. It enjoyed above average ratings as it also enlisted a few die-hard cult followers that are still clamoring for its return. Appealing to the audience for good-guys always overcoming an evil corporate giant, it was …

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May 29

The Culture of Taylor, Today, and Tomorrow (Reprise)

Proposed: That Dr. Seuss’ children’s books be banned from further publication and sale. This is based on the fact that his ridiculous rhyming patterns have been challenged as grammatically incorrect, the improper use of syntax sets a bad example, characters created by him have the possibility of seriously traumatizing children… oh yes, and he is …

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