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Dick Stieglitz

Dick Stieglitz is a business consultant, author and speaker who works with companies and government agencies to change the way they do business. His books include Taming the Dragons of Change. This post first appeared in his newsletter The Change Challenge.

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How to Keep Your Agency Out of the Headlines

August 12, 2014 "Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you must inspire your people and get them to inspire their people."—Lee Iacocca The Veteran Affairs Department is the latest federal agency to make headlines for abysmal performance. But Congress' rush to ...

Hey Boss, People Aren’t Machines

July 16, 2014 "People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel." —Maya Angelou Some executives see their organization as a machine with people as gears. They implement rigid processes to establish control and are disappointed when people respond by ...

Are You An Obstacle?

July 8, 2014 "If your actions inspire others to dream more, to learn more, to do more, and to become more, you are a leader." —John Quincy Adams A speaker challenged a group of business executives: "If you left today, who would lead your organization and how would they do?" In most cases, ...