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Category: 'change-on-the-cheap' Blog Posts

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What is a Turn?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  December 2, 2019

A turn represents the context behind proactive and productive change. Turns hold a particular spot on the change spectrum covering the middle ground which is often missing from most corporate...

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30 Rock Finale shows that it is hard to end on a high note, perhaps it is better just to move on.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 4, 2013

Last week I missed the series finale of 30 Rock due to bad weather delaying my flight by a few hours.  Good thing for HULU.  After watching the episode it...

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We are addicted to change

by Mark Mcdonald  |  July 9, 2012

Change is a constant.  That apparent contradiction makes perfect sense and is the foundation for many business strategies.  But if everything can change and does change on a regular basis,...

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Can we do lunch? The importance of casual meetings

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 20, 2012

Building executive and business presence in your company is a concern of CIOs and IT professionals because it is important and hard to do.  This post is one in an...

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Is the quality of executive sponsorship falling?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 6, 2012

Every business book you read says that you need to have ‘executive sponsorship’ for any major initiative.  Fail to involve the executives and you are likely to fail.  That advice...

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What is the difference between remaking and re-imagining IT?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 11, 2011

CIOs see the need for change but it's often difficult to describe the type of change required.  Without a clear description of the particular type of change, we too often...

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Poke the Box from Seth Godin: a book review

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 1, 2011

Seth Godin is an author who can take a simple idea that we all intuitively understand and transform it into a fresh call for action. Poke the Box is just...

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The three C’s of effective change adoption and how you keep them in balance

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 9, 2011

A while back I wrote a few posts about how the “Changing nature of change” and it discussed how traditional change management techniques were evolving in the face of new...

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WSJ Essential Guide to Management builds management skills on the cheap - a review

by Mark Mcdonald  |  September 16, 2010

Building business skills in IT is a consistent requirement for CIOs and IT leaders.  The term business skills is broad ranging including specifics about your company as well as broader...

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General support means no support

by Mark Mcdonald  |  May 3, 2010

Executive sponsorship for technology related initiatives is a persistent need of CIOs and IT leaders.  Executive sponsorship is a key ingredient in change management activities.  Executive sponsorship is something just...

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