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Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson

Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson

Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson is an international speaker, bestselling author, and strategic advisor to the C-Suite and change consultants world-wide. For forty years, Dr. Ackerman Anderson has been guiding visionary leaders of America’s Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and global non-profit organizations to transform themselves and their organizations to Achieve Breakthrough in business results, culture, leadership, and executive team performance. Linda is the co-founder of Being First, one of America’s most innovative transformational consulting firms, and, with her partner, Dr. Dean Anderson, a co-creator of Conscious Change Leadership, an advanced Body of Work that integrates personal and organizational transformation. Linda received an honorary doctoral degree from Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, for this pioneering work. Linda co-authored two cutting edge books that have become classics in the field of organizational transformation: Beyond Change Management: How to Achieve Breakthrough Results through Conscious Change Leadership, and The Change Leader’s Roadmap: How to Navigate Your Organization’s Transformation. She and her co-author, Dr. Dean Anderson, have published over 50 articles on human performance and organizational change, and are the co-developers of The Change Leader’s Roadmap Methodology.

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  • Are You a Visionary Leader?

     

    Are You a Visionary Leader?

    Few people aspire to win the Olympics, invent a breakthrough product, or truly make a legacy difference in the world. But as a leader, it is your job to identify what the real possibility is in your market, and then mobilize your people and organization to achieve that possibility. Visionary leaders inspire the passion and capability of their people to achieve breakthrough results. This starts with clarifying your vision.

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  • Achieving Breakthrough Requires Transformation in Four Key Areas

     

    Achieving Breakthrough Requires Transformation in Four Key Areas

    The four key areas that visionary leaders must address to identify the breakthroughs required to achieve their big visions.

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  • The Post-Visioning, Get Real Conversation

     

    The Post-Visioning, Get Real Conversation

    If you ask any CEO or senior executive of an organization if they have a company vision, they will say yes. If you ask most employees if their company has a vision, they will also say yes. In this day and age, everyone has a vision, but most are little more than posters on a wall.

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  • Self-Mastery: The Foundation of Co-Creating and Great Transformational Leadership

     

    Self-Mastery: The Foundation of Co-Creating and Great Transformational Leadership

    Great transformational leaders see the big picture and the relationships between market, organizational, human, and cultural dynamics. They can see the roadmap for solving complex challenges that create new possibilities.

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Change Sponsorship Best Practices: Capacity Planning for Breakthrough Results

By | on 05, Dec 2017 |   capacity for change sponsorship organizational capacity

There are two critical factors that have a dramatic impact on the success of change—adequate capacity and the assurance of the right skills and knowledge to fulfill the requirements of the future stat[...]

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Change Sponsorship Best Practices: Planning Full Project Scope

By | on 07, Nov 2017 |   sponsorship scope management CEO Insights

All sponsors want to secure the best content solution for the issue they are solving, especially if it is at the level of an organizational breakthrough. In fact, this is the easy part of leading chan[...]

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Change Sponsorship Best Practices: Effective Launch Strategy

By | on 23, Oct 2017 |   change leadership sponsorship launch strategy

The moment you take on the mantle of change sponsor for a priority change initiative, especially one that requires a breakthrough result, your attention must go to how to launch your effort so that it[...]

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Top Five Best Practices of Executive Sponsorship of Change

By | on 28, Aug 2017 |   change leadership sponsorship employee engagement CEO Insights

After observing and working with senior sponsors of organizational change for four decades, we have seen the best and the worst. Are you a good sponsor? Are you doing what your change efforts need to [...]

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How to Make Sure Your Project Scope is Setup for Success

By | on 26, Jun 2017 |   change leadership launch strategy integration strategy scope management

We define scope of change for an organization as what must change—how broad and how deep in the organization—and who must make this change. A scope statement should include a clear definition of the v[...]

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When Leading Organizational Transformation, Just How Open-Minded Are You?

By | on 23, May 2017 |   change leadership CEO Insights mindset organizational transformation

As CEO, you want answers. And when faced with the uncertainty of business transformation, you want answers fast and you want to trust them. However, when initiating and overseeing transformational cha[...]

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Unrealistic Project Timelines Can Sabotage Your Organizational Changes…and Your Leadership Credibility!

By | on 01, May 2017 |   organizational change capacity for change CEO Insights Change Project Success Factors

As CEO, you know time is money. Most CEOs want organizational changes to go fast. Unfortunately, rushing things beyond what is reasonable, or needed, will end up costing you….in results, do-overs, and[...]

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Are So Many Organizational Change Assessments Worth the Time and Money?

By | on 24, Apr 2017 |   change leadership CEO Insights Assessments

  Assessing data about change at the beginning of a change initiative, during its execution, and post deployment is standard for most fields supporting change (i.e., change management, project managem[...]

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CEO Change Sanity: Lead Your Organization’s Strategic Initiatives with an Enterprise Change Agenda

By | on 17, Apr 2017 |   change leadership change strategies employee engagement Enterprise Change Best Practices CEO Insights

  Do you have too much change happening in your organization? Is there too little meaningful oversight and capacity to handle it all well? Are your leaders living in their own siloed worlds and failin[...]

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