Four Key Actions in Managing Change

Posted by Dave Hoy on Thu, Nov 01, 2012 @ 11:01 AM


It is most certainly a sign of the times in the hot Alberta economy right now; businesses, not-for-profit organization, and government are going through significant change. From ERP implementations, the adoption of Project Management, Process Improvement Initiatives, changing Organizational Structure, major strategic priorities, to the Retirement of the Baby Boom Generation workforce, there is no shortage of the “challenge of change”. Change Management is a hot topic in organizations.

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Tags: change management, Leadership, Change Initiatives

Mind Your “EOP’s” – Enduring Operating Principles

Posted by Dave Hoy on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 @ 10:57 AM

 In my first career as a college basketball coach I developed and fine tuned a set of enduring principles that guided me as a coach and set the tone of expectations for the team.  I honed these principles over the years and reaffirmed them with myself and the team reguarly. Having explicitly stated principles in place, we all performed at a higher level. They definitely contributed to our overall success.

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Tags: Improve Effectiveness, Dave Hoy, change management

Performance Management: Raising the Accountability Bar

Posted by Mark Bosworth on Mon, May 28, 2012 @ 04:03 PM

In late May 2012, I had the opportunity to work with CEO and President, Kevin Nagel, and the staff and management at Keyano College.  Using KESA's "Leading Above the Line" process, we reviewed Keyano's Comprehensive Institutional Plan and established their commitment to keeping things above the line. The two day session utilized a variety of activities intended to bring the College staff, faculty and management together to confirm key directions, organizational changes and to build a greater sense of community.

I was supported by Ron Woodward, Head Coach, Clock Builder Consulting. His observation of the strategic planning session was really insightful: "By engaging people in a variety of modes i.e. intellectually, emotionally and physically, they had the opportunity to reflect on how they can be both personally and collectively accountable for the success of Keyano College".

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Tags: Performance Management, team building, change management, Building Accountability

Managing Change – Overcoming Barriers & Building Confidence

Posted by Dave Hoy on Fri, Apr 20, 2012 @ 07:48 AM


Managing Change is important! Individuals who lack the confidence they need to perform at a high level when major change occurs can become paralyzed, afraid to move forward with confidence. 

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Tags: Performance Management, change management, Leadership Development

Go Public With Confidence: 3 Tips For Smart IPO Preparation

Posted by Dave Hoy on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 @ 04:26 AM

Any company preparing to transition from a private holding to public status must be prepared for a long process. Preparation for your initial public offering (IPO) can be expected to require at least two years of careful planning. A lack of sufficient IPO preparation will greatly diminish the chances your company will successfully transition with optimal stock valuation and financing potential.

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Tags: John Howey, strategic planning, strategic management, change management