Katzenbach Center Foresight

The latest thinking about leadership, organization, and culture.

The emotion equation

December 2016

Do you find yourself making the case for paying attention to the "fuzzy" side of the business — the intangible emotional forces that exist beneath the surface?

At the Katzenbach Center, we believe that it is possible to tap these emotional forces, and to align them with the strategy and purpose of your business. The two pieces we highlight in this issue offer practical, accessible ways to harness the power of emotional forces in your organization.

Featured Foresights

Putting Credibility First
s+b articleMay 24, 2016
When leaders fail to deliver on their promises, teams meet new proposals with skepticism and resistance. How can executives win back trust? There are three steps they can take to build a “credibility first” transformation that people will support.
How to Find and Engage Authentic Informal Leaders
s+b articleJuly 6, 2016
Formal leadership is indispensable for change. But it’s often the actions of informal leaders, such as early adopters, who ultimately determine whether a new behavior takes hold. Organizations can harness informal leaders’ power: learn four ways how.

Katzenbach Center Foresight archive

May, 2017
Organizations that are invested in the future know that diversity and inclusion aren’t platitudes — they are key to sustained growth. Recent studies have shown that diverse and inclusive operations tend to be more innovative, generate better ideas, and capture new markets.
July, 2016
In this issue, we share three articles that explore the interplay between teams and culture - how teams respond and contribute to the culture that surrounds them, and conversely, how culture can enable and accelerate real teams.
April, 2016
Our research has found that organizations that focus on what’s best about their current culture have a higher degree of success at accelerating change and implementing a strategy that works.
July, 2015
Today's health companies must focus on the positive aspects of their cultures to create self-reinforcing behaviors and productive mindsets. Learn how these companies can navigate the elusive and often rocky issue that is company culture.

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