Stories by Patricia M. Wallington

Total Leadership: Making Change

Have you ever seen anyone try to make an omelet without cracking an egg? Sure you have! It happens every time a company decides it wants to be different without actually doing anything differently. Everyone agrees with the change at its conceptual stage, with an unstated assumption that it will affect only other people.

Total Leadership: Squaring Off

Picture this: you are about to enter a meeting of the most senior executives in your company. You're going to propose a drastic reduction in the systems enhancement budget for each of their departments in order to fund some new development activity. You know they will hate this proposal. How will you handle the inevitable confrontations looming in front of you?