Entries by Marla Lepore

How to Manage Corporate Reorganizations Without the Headaches

Whether you call it reorganization, restructuring, reengineering or realignment, there’s one thing you can be sure of: it’s not going to be easy. In fact, many of these interventions are costly and painful—and in the end, don’t work. One industry, in particular, that is dealing with this right now is the information technology sector. Mergers, […]

Is Your Innovation Strategy Bearing Fruit?

She’s a rainmaker. He’s the life of the party. They all have bubbly personalities, but sometimes you wish they’d just chill out. Metaphors are one of the most common figures of speech. In fact, if you had a transcript of your conversations over the past 24 hours, you’d probably find it littered with metaphors. But […]

4 Steps to Integrate Thinking into Your Teambuilding Exercises

Teambuilding exercises. Just the words can bring up strong feelings and long memories, from awkward exercises and superficial “feel-good” activities to other tasks that have questionable—if any—lasting business value. But we know that teams are essential to getting work done in today’s business environment. A large majority of the workplace now spends a high percentage […]

Quotable Business Advice from the Whole Brain Business Book

Twenty years ago, Ned Herrmann’s groundbreaking book opened the eyes of business leaders and professionals around the world to the power of Whole Brain® Thinking. With the release of The Whole Brain Business Book, Second Edition, Ann Herrmann-Nehdi, CEO of Herrmann International, is carrying on her father’s legacy and bringing practical new insights and advice specific […]

Why Being Right Can Be So Wrong

Have you ever noticed that you’re always right? You probably don’t believe that everything you think and say is the final, capital-T TRUTH—not at a conscious level, anyway. But like me, you probably tend to act that way. That’s because each of us defines for ourselves what’s true and what’s untrue. We grow attached to […]

Employee Engagement Hinges on “Thinking Managers”

When it comes to bridging the engagement gap, are your managers part of the problem or part of the solution? If you weren’t able to attend Ann Herrmann-Nehdi’s recent HRDQ-U webinar, “Developing ‘Thinking Managers’ to Bridge the Engagement Gap,” here’s a taste of what you missed: Survey after survey shows that a large portion of […]

How to Help Leaders Help Others Grow

I was excited to read about my friend and colleague Bill Treasurer’s upcoming webinar for NetSpeed Learning’s 2015 Thought Leader Webinar Series, Open Door Leadership: A Radically Simple Way to Lift People, Profits and Performance. Bill’s session will focus on how leaders can “create meaningful opportunities for challenge and growth.” Of course, you don’t have […]

Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail (And What to Do About It)

Imagine that you’re recovering from triple bypass surgery. You’re not feeling great. A doctor leans over your bed to take your pulse and says to you, “We need to talk about some changes you’re going to have to make in your lifestyle to prevent this from happening again.” Would you change? Well, if you’re like […]