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Every day we are managing creative tension in our organizations.

Change has accelerated for all of us over this past year. External demands and pressures are calling for leaders to change the way they do business. While the majority of our employees want to help the organization achieve excellence, not everyone feels this way. Our responsibility as leaders is to focus on building work environments that empower solid and high performers to be accountable and see their value to the organization. Today, Janet shares how leaders can master the ability to lead and manage with creative tension.

This episode answers questions such as:

  • Where can we start as we lead and manage change in our organizations?
  • What is creative tension and when does it become too much?
  • How can we manage creative tension to help us lead change?

Featured Episode Resources

time for transformationAYP | NOW IS THE TIME TO BE BOLD AND COURAGEOUS

Conversations about the need for transformation in education aren’t new. However, this past year has demonstrated that transformation is possible – and at greater speeds than we ever realized. As we look ahead to the future of higher education, it’s filled with both excitement and uncertainty.

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MOTIVATION9P | MOTIVATE WITH RECOGNITION

Building connections with the work and people in an organization inspires team members to achieve the mission. In the book Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, the Heath brothers explain this appeal to the emotional side of individuals is equivalent to motivating an elephant. A rider can tug on the reins of the six-ton creature for only so long before the effort fails, and the elephant needs more than force to keep going.

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comfort zone team learningSE | BUILDING THE CONDITIONS FOR A LEARNING CULTURE

When was the last time you tried something new? To learn or improve requires that people leave the comfort zone and take on uncharted territory. As leaders in education, it is our mission to help adults and students leave their comfort zones.

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differentiate staff9P | DIFFERENTIATING STAFF PERFORMANCE

How do we get people to do great things? We must have continuous conversations with those we lead. These conversations vary from relationship development to providing feedback for improvement. For us to provide feedback to appropriately support varying performance levels, leaders assess where employees fall on a performance curve.

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Connect with Coaches and Guests

The challenges over the last year may have kept us at a physical distance, but we are here with you and we have other ways for you to connect with your leadership community. Our listeners can engage with our coaches and expert guests every week at virtual roundtable discussions and at our upcoming conferences.

Explore our upcoming events:

september 2021

28sep2:00 pm2:45 pmVirtual EventHow to: Provide Performance Feedback Aligned to ValuesRoundtable

october 2021

27octAll Day28Virtual EventWhat's Right in Education 202110th Annual Education Leadership Conference

march 2022

07marAll Day08Virtual EventDestination High PerformanceWest Coast

may 2022

17mayAll Day18Destination High PerformanceHigher Education Leadership Conference

july 2022

27julAll Day28Destination High PerformanceMilwaukee

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