Entries by Braden Kelley

Conference Wrapup – 13th Annual Change Management Conference

Recently I had the opportunity to attend the 13th Annual Change Management Conference in New York, NY, hosted by The Conference Board. The event represented a convening of 200+ change management professionals from around the United States. 200+ attendees is a pretty decent size, but this larger number of attendees is quite small when you […]

Measuring Organizational Agility

The Triple T Metric v1.0 There is an increasing amount of chatter and confusion out there around what organizational agility is and feeling that it must be important to organizational success. But, before we discuss organizational agility, it is important to define what we mean by the term. BusinessDictionary.com has a decent definition: “The capability […]

Change the World – Step Two

Are you and your organization ready for change? Too often organizations define the change effort they want to pursue without first identifying whether there are people, resources, legislation, etc. present that must be in place before the change effort can begin. We will explore the circumstances you may want to explore before beginning any change […]

Change the World – Step One

Do you want to change the world? Even just one tiny corner of your own world? Change often feels overwhelming, scary even, and frequently we don’t know where to begin. Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire focused on helping organizations identify and remove barriers to innovation, and has also served as a great innovation primer for innovation […]

Most Companies Suck at Innovation Because…

Most companies suck at innovation because they suck at change. There you go, there is the entire article in a single sentence. Please click the like button or leave a comment on your way out, and I’ll turn out the lights. I’m actually serious, but I didn’t come to this single sentence overnight, but through […]

What’s Your Favorite Change Tip or Quote?

My first book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire was designed to help organizations identify and remove barriers to innovation, but readers also found it to be a great primer on how to take a structured, sustainable approach to innovation, and as a result the book has…

Conference Wrapup – Change Management 2015

Recently I had the opportunity to attend the Association of Change Management Professionals’ (ACMP®) annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, titled appropriately Change Management 2015. The event represented a convening of nearly 1,000 change management professionals from around the globe, including countries as geographically dispersed as Qatar and Australia, but with the bulk of the […]

Are You Competing at Cloud Speed?

We live in an era of constant, accelerating change, and the only organizations that are equipped to keep pace are those that are capable of competing at cloud speed. Does trading out packaged software installed on your own servers for the cloud based versions offered by your vendor accelerate your organization to cloud speed? Sorry, […]

What Change Roles are Missing?

I’m gearing up to write a new book and app on organizational change to complement a powerful new collaborative, visual change planning toolkit that will be incredibly useful for use in change programs, project and portfolio management, and even innovation, and so I’m canvasing the organizational change literature space (including change leadership, change management, and […]

Mind the Change Gap

Are You Innovating at the Speed of Change? The world is changing all around us at an increasing rate, and individuals (and yes organizations too) are struggling to cope with this ever increasing pace of change. In fact, over the last 50 years the average lifespan of a company on the S&P 500 has dropped […]