The Change Agent's Dilemma: How to Influence Change Without Authority


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The position of internal change agent – wherever it falls in the organization – can be a tricky one. You are responsible for influencing the organization, usually without the direct authority to do so. This show explores the different ways to influence organizational change, from the point of view of someone who is not calling the shots.

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Ever wonder if people in your organization are really on the same page when it comes to change? In this episode, Michael Taylor of SchellingPoint shares a way to measure and maximize alignment in your change initiatives. We'll discuss why alignment is important, who needs to be aligned, how to tell if you have alignment or not, and what you can do when you need better alignment.
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My guest this month is Molly Breazeale of AlignED, LLC, who will share her tips for helping teams make better decisions that support change.

Dr. Tasha Eurich, author of Bankable Leadership: Happy People, Bottom Line Results and the Power to Deliver Both, joins the show this month to share how you can achieve results while fostering a healthy work environment.

Professor Bill Rothwell, Professor of Workforce Education and Development in the College of Education at Penn State University, joins the show this month to discuss how to support organizational change with Accelerated Talent... more

This month, Tonya Cornelius, Vice President of Learning and Organizational Development at ESPN, shares how they implemented a customized change management approach at the network.

In this episode, Brian Horgan, Project Director for United Illuminating, tells the story of the Central Facility project, which affected every employee in the company. By recruiting people throughout the organization to help ensure... more

Tim Kuppler, founder of The Culture Advantage, shares what a remarkable culture looks like and provides steps to building one in your own organization.

Ever feel like your change initiative or your career are stalled and there's nothing you can do about it? Tune in to hear Karen Steinberg of The Possibility Practice share how to get things done when you feel powerless.

Guest Shari Harley, President of Candid Culture, shares tips from her insightful and practical new book, How to Say Anything to Anyone. Learn how to hone this essential skill every change agent must master.

Martha Greenway, former Deputy Superintendent of Fulton County Schools in metro Atlanta, joins the show to share a fascinating story about gaining buy-in for change.

Listen in this month as guest Dr. Linda Hoopes, President of Resilience Alliance, shares how to help yourself and others adapt to change.
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