Last updated on May 29, 2016
Joined on the show today by the co-authors of Stragility: Excelling at Strategic Changes, Lisa Hillenbrand and Ellen Auster. You can learn more about the book, and Ellen and Lisa, by CLICKING HERE.
Discussion guide from today’s conversation with the co-authors of Stragility:
1. What “Stragility” is, and why it is critical to achieving organizational change.
2. Change is constant now, right? Do we need to adapt to this new normal?
3. We are talking about change at all organizational levels right?
4. What makes Stragility different from all other change management methodologies?
5. Strategy / Agile / People = The model!
6. How to get a company’s people truly engaged in the transformation, and why this is crucial.
7. Why “locking and loading” and “telling and selling” a change strategy can be fatal mistakes…
8. What it takes to manage the politics that inevitably arise around any change effort…
9. How to avoid “change fatigue” and build change fitness with every change your
organization takes on…
10. Why counterintuitive strategies like “going slow to go fast” and “changing less to achieve more” may be key to winning at change…
Find Stragility (the book) here!
About the authors:
Lisa Hillenbrand, who is the founder of Lisa Hillenbrand & Associates, previously served as Global Marketing Director at Procter & Gamble. She specializes in marketing, strategy, and organization change interventions that return brands to growth, and led the team that “re-engineered” Procter & Gamble’s company-wide brand building approach. Hillenbrand has delivered keynotes for the AMA, Marketing Science Institute and Thomas Edison Foundation, and has consulted with and led top rated workshops for Google, Facebook and many others.
Ellen R. Auster has more than 25 years of experience as an academic and consultant specializing in strategic transitions, transformations and turnarounds. Professor of Strategic Management and the Founding Director of the Schulich Centre for Teaching Excellence at the Schulich School of Business, York University, she has published widely in journals including The Academy of Management Review, Management Science, Sloan Management Review, The Journal of Business Ethics, and Human Resource Management. Auster has also been quoted in BusinessWeek, Time, Newsweek, Harvard Business Review, and USA Today, among other leading news sources.