35: A hybrid approach to organizational change

Working with a consultant on your change initiatives — internal or external — requires a shared understanding of expectations. But more important is a clear understanding of what it is you need your consulting partner to deliver. This week on Navigating Change, Howard Teibel and Pete Wright discuss the role of the consultant, the importance of "hired experience," and what it means to partner with an outsider when your internal environment is one of significant complexity. 

34: The Three Flavors of Transformation

Transformation is a powerful word, one we're tempted to use across our catalog of projects designed to produce change in our teams or organizations. But precision of language counts in our change projects, especially when it comes to setting expectations for teams that are going to be impacted the most. This week on Navigating Change, Howard Teibel and Pete Wright talk transformation, and the developmental, transitional, and transformational change we seek.

33: Making Difficult Decisions for Senior Leadership

Decision-making is a difficult skill for any team, but at the senior leadership or board level, making difficult decisions brings with it the weight of the institution. This week on the show Howard Teibel and Pete Wright discuss the perils of difficult decisions in an industry in great flux, and offer suggestions on how you can diagnose whether your team is tackling the right issues for your organization at the right time.

32: Dealing with Irrational Anxiety on Teams in Transition

When we're faced with jarring change — new role, new boss, merged organizations — we are often dealt with a complex individual emotional response. That response is magnified when it comes to team performance, but often for all the wrong reasons. This week on Navigating Change, Howard Teibel and Pete Wright take on the anxiety that comes with big change, and discuss how team responses can impact the transformation you're striving for.

31: EACUBO 2013 Follow-up — Grappling with Future of Higher Ed

Howard is back from Baltimore and this week we're talking EACUBO! Administrators and business officers are continuing to grasp with radical change inside and outside our institutions. This week on the show, Howard Teibel and Pete Wright discuss the EACUBO event in Baltimore and share insights and lessons learned from his work as presenter and facilitator this year.

30: Does Higher Ed Need Saving?

There is a sense from higher ed media that with great diligence and focus, we can fix all of our institutions' ills. But the changing technological and communications landscape is pointing in new directions. This week on Navigating Change, Howard Teibel and Pete Wright begin a discussion on reframing the call to fix higher ed and offer their thoughts on what it might take to create something altogether new.

 

29: Getting Ready for EACUBO 2013!

EACUBO 2013 Annual Meeting is coming up October 6-9 in Baltimore, MD, and as usual, Teibel, Inc. will be well represented. Howard Teibel will be delivering his latest thoughts on the finance role in strategy in his presentation, "Structuring the Finance Division for Success: Building a Strategic Organization to Support the Institution." In addition, he'll be facilitating an expert panel with Jeff Selingo and a panel of administrators and trustees discussing the changing landscape of higher education in the United States. This week on the show, listen to Howard Teibel and Pete Wright share thoughts on these presentations and more as they get ready for EACUBO 2013!

28: Turning Effective Listening into Action

Active listening is a key skill. But while it's important to be able to listen well to teams in a period of transformation, it's even more important to be able to turn what you're observing into action. This week on the show, Howard Teibel and Pete Wright talk about the power of active listening in change processes, and how great leaders turn that skill into action on their teams. 

27: Uncovering the "Why" — Part 3

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This week on Navigating Change, Howard Teibel and Pete Wright conclude their three-part discussion on a robust decision-making process and the importance of uncovering the "why" of every change initiative. In this episode, we talk about how best practice organizations turn outcomes of change initiatives into action.

26: Uncovering the "Why" — Part 2

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This week on Navigating Change, Howard Teibel and Pete Wright continue their three-part discussion on a robust decision-making process and the importance of uncovering the "why" of every change initiative. In this episode, we cover brainstorming and the critical importance of strong leadership in the process.

25: Uncovering the "Why" — Part 1

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This week on Navigating Change, Howard Teibel and Pete Wright begin a three-part discussion on a robust decision-making process and the importance of uncovering the "why" of every change initiative. In this episode, we cover the foundational elements and visioning structure that helps teams understand the foundation of their change story, and how to connect with it as a team at new levels of depth.

 

24: Navigating Loyalty

Loyalty is a tricky subject made only more complicated when it comes to change initiatives. This week on the show, Howard Teibel and Pete Wright take on loyalty — to a person, to an institution, or to a cause — and discuss how an evolving sense of loyalty impacts teams.

 

23: Facing Finance Organizational Challenges at the Individual Level

Following up on our conversation around reflections on NACUBO 2013, we're digging into issues facing the finance organization on today's show. While we hit on the three key points around relationship building, communication, and what it means to be a leader, the real secret lies somewhere in keeping touch on the role of the individual as a seed for change. Join Howard Teibel and Pete Wright for a conversation on change and the challenges facing today's finance organizations this week on Navigating Change!

22: NACUBO 2013 Annual Meeting Reflections

We're back from the NACUBO 2013 Annual Meeting — and what a terrific week it was! Howard Teibel is back with a review of key learnings and an assessment of the evolving direction of the organization. Did NACUBO make good on their renewed focus on Innovation in Higher Education? Listen in this week for our take!

 

21: Strategic Planning and Leading from the Seat You're In — Howard Teibel at NCAA-NACUBO 2013

At this year's NACUBO Annual Workshop, Howard Teibel will join NCAA business officers for a rich discussion on the nature of leadership, communication, and broadening the contribution to the strategic planning process.

In the latest episode of the Navigating Change podcast, Teibel shares his objectives for the session, encouraging business offers to get ready to think bigger than their functional roles.

The surprise for business officers, according to Teibel, is that these individuals are often uniquely equipped to contribute to the strategic planning process because of their access to data across the organization.

Since the economic crisis, more and more people in those areas are discovering — and being asked by their vice presidents and presidents themselves — 'we need you to play a central role not just in getting us the data, but helping to figure out how to lead us through this.'"

The transition that is occurring in organizations moving toward strategic planning process maturity is that business officers and team members are learning that the data they cultivate, and their unique ability to interpret it, is a key strategic asset to the organization. Building a framework for turning that asset into a productive contribution to the organization — and to moving new initiatives forward — can be daunting.

In his time with NCAA business officers, Howard Teibel will help not only build that framework for approaching strategic planning, but give tools to business officers to help increase productive communication and demonstrate a new kind of leadership.

The NACUBO Annual Meeting is July 13-16, 2013. This special NCAA workshop will take place July 14-15. For more information, please visit nacuboannualmeeting.org, and check back here soon for more information on all of Teibel, Inc.'s events and presentations in Indianapolis. See you there!