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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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How to Accurately Determine the Scope of Your Transformational Change

By | on 17, Jul 2019 |   transformational change scope management

One of the most important variables in leading transformational change initiatives is having an accurate scope of change—what needs to change and how big is the impact.  When change leaders can’t see [...]

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Up-Level Your Change Consulting Skills: Go Beyond Change Management to Change Leadership

By | on 06, Jun 2019 |   change leadership leadership development beyond change management change consultant skills

Most organizations undergoing change have various types of change support staff in place. But each is not always equipped to ensure that you get the full return on investment by influencing change ini[...]

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What Works and What Fails in Organizational Change and Transformation

By | on 12, Feb 2019 |   leadership transformational change organizational change change leadership leadership development change strategies Enterprise Change Best Practices organizational transformation transformational leadership

You want it simple and fast? Or real and sustainable? For over forty years, we’ve guided executive leaders and experienced change consultants to succeed at organizational change and business transform[...]

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5 Reasons Why Organizational Change Fails

By | on 11, Jul 2018 |   organizational change change leadership

Our brains are hardwired to resist change. When change (especially organizational change) is mentioned or introduced, it often triggers a fear response, which is why most of us are so darn resistant t[...]

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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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