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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My guest this month is Victoria Grady, President and Principal Consultant at PivotPoint Business Solutions. In this episode, she shares how the LOE (Loss of Effectiveness) Index identifies those behaviors, perceptions, and attitudes that... more

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