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THIRTY-SEVENTH EDITION
Change Catalysts Change Intelligence
   


 

Got Change?
Get CQ Certified!
Now available -
VIRTUAL (web-based) & IN-PERSON Options!


Approved for credits
by the ACMP, HRCI, ICF & PMI!





• Build skill using the CQ Assessment - the only tool to diagnose and develop Change Intelligence

• Learn how to build the CQ of leaders you coach, teams you facilitate, and organizations you serve to execute successful, sustainable change

• Receive the CQ Toolkit with dozens of reproducible action planning, coaching, training, and meeting facilitation materials

• Access to the CQ Assessment for your clients/company at discounted rates

• Become a member of the CQ Community of Practice to stay current and dialogue about intelligent best practices, case studies, and research

Contact Us about
CQ Certification!


"The real-life case studies, interactive exercises, individual coaching and group facilitation action plans provided me a ton of value - way beyond what's in the book, and way more than I expected!  I began using the new tools the very next day with my clients.  They 'got' the simple yet powerful process right away, and within a month we're seeing amazing results!"


Want to Experience
CQ
in action and
hear Barbara speak?

Here are some upcoming public opportunities:


PM CHANGE CONNECT
April 9, 

Seattle, WA


SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (SHRIM)-CHICAGO MEETING
April 14, 
Chicago, IL

AMERICAN SUPPLY ASSOCIATION (ASA)
WOMEN IN INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
April 23, 
Chicago, IL

PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (PMI)
EMEA GLOBAL CONGRESS
May 9, 

Barcelona, Spain

PROJECT INSPIRATION KEYNOTE
May 13, 
Stockholm, Sweden

ASSOCIATION OF CHANGE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS GLOBAL SUMMIT – POST CONFERENCE CQ WORKSHOP
May 18,
Dallas, TX

SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (SHRM)-ALASKA WEBINAR
May 20, 
9-10 a.m. CT

PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (PMI)
MONTGOMERY COUNTY
SYMPOSIUM
June 8, 
Maryland

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) PROJECT MANAGMENT SEMINAR SERIES
June 9, WDC

CHIEF EXECUTIVE NETWORK (CEN) LEADERSHIP FORUM
November 3-4,
Palm Beach, FL

HUMAN RESOURCE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (HRPDA) / SHRM MEETING
November 9,
Indianapolis, IN


How can I start building my Change Intelligence today?
> Visit ChangeCatalysts.com
and download two free chapters of the book.  Check out our many case studies and client testimonials!

> Read the except of Change Intelligence published in
Training Magazine

What's my CQ?
How can my team /organization develop our collective CQ to lead successful and sustainable change?
Check out the CQ Certification Process, and email me at btrautlein@
changecatalysts.com to start your journey.


 
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It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin


During the press conference to announce Nokia’s acquisition by Microsoft, Nokia’s CEO ended his speech lamenting, we didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow, we lost.  What a dramatic shift in fortune in a very short period of time:  a Forbes article written in 2014 commented, “Nokia can apparently do little wrong in its mobile phone business.” 

Nokia once dominated the mobile phone market, but could not compete effectively in the Smartphone space.  Yet just a decade ago, Nokia grabbed a huge chunk of the mobile phone business from Motorola.  Why?  Because Motorola could not effectively make the transition to digital technology. 

Nokia’s and Motorola’s very smart people didn’t do anything wrong – but they did not do enough right.  While highly intelligent – their leaders lacked the Change Intelligence to adeptly sense and agilely respond to a rapidly fluctuating competitive environment and technological landscape.  Around the world and across industries, talented leaders are trying to do the right things to innovate and grow their companies.  Yet, even when you’re not doing anything “wrong,” it doesn’t mean you’re evolving quickly enough to avoid extinction, let alone to capitalize on new trends and prosper.

These dynamics were key themes at HCI’s Human Capital Summit that I had the honor of conducting the closing keynote for this week in New Orleans.  Executives from over a dozen global corporations including Microsoft, GE, and Turner Broadcasting shared compelling “behind the scenes” stories of how they are developing “agile talent management practices” to foster their organization’s agility to remain competitive in markets that won’t stand still.  Chief among the many lessons learned is the pivotal role of developing leaders who are agile, self-aware, and willing to step forward as a role model “when everyone wants change but no one wants to change” to quote Jane Behrends, head of Change Management at Walmart.

As change leaders, we need to develop our capacity to know how to create new products, solve challenges and lead our team through change even when the path forward is uncertain and complex. 

That’s why we need as many experiences as possible to broaden our perspectives and develop our ability to see solutions and inspire our people toward winning new directions.  Standard leadership and change management training is a good baseline but not enough in the age of speed, turbulence and volatility to give us an edge. 

That’s one of the reasons I’m hosting the Leadership Immersion Lab - to give people an “out of the box” experience to expand their change leadership capacity in a way that traditional classroom learning can’t achieve.  So many leaders “get” the theory of how to lead change – and yet recognize there is a gap between their understanding and their ability to apply their knowledge real-time on-the-job.  That’s the beauty of the immersion experience – participants learn to bridge the gap between information and application, in a way that achieves immediate and measurable benefits for themselves, their teams, and their organizations. 

What are “out of the box” ways you have discovered to build your capacity as a change leader?  What experiences have proved pivotal for you in your learning journey?  I invite you to think about these questions, and to email me back with your insights. 

 


 
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