Helping People and Organizations Manage Change
Westrend Monthly Update
The Truth About Blockchain – Marco Iansiti and Karim Lakhani
Iansiti and Lakhnai describe blockchain as a "foundational" rather "disruptive" technology. Their article is helpful because it describes how blockchain works, why it is "transformational" rather than "disruptive" and how blockchain technology could affect your organization.
Are You as Good a Coach as You Think You Are? 7 Questions to Consider – Tamara Rosin
With a growing emphasis on managers/leaders as coaches, clients we work with have found this brief article helpful.
Six Key Principles for Ethical Leadership – Dov Seidman
The World Economic Forum sponsored a session on leadership at its 2016 annual meeting and Davos. During the panel discussion Seidman summarized six key principles.
Celeste Headlee - 10 ways to have a better conversation
This TED presentation has 10 suggestions that should be helpful in both our personal and professional lives.
Michael Lewis – The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Michael Lewis's new book will be insightful and humbling for any of us who thought of ourselves as "rational." Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky’s work on heuristics – the way we think – will help make each of us more thoughtful and effective in whatever we do.
About the Westrend Group
The Westrend Group monitors social, economic and political trends to help clients identify and adapt to changes that could affect them.
Our work includes speeches/presentations at association meetings as well as corporate management and Board sessions. Westrend Group consulting assignments usually focused on strategic planning, organizational change or executive development.
Michael H. Annison is President of The Westrend Group. Previously, he was Vice President of the Naisbitt Group whose research was the basis for the 1980’s best selling book Megatrends.
He has written four books: Trust Matters-New Dimensions of Health Care Leadership (co-authored with Dan Wilford), the award winning Managing the Whirlwind-Patterns and Opportunities in a Changing World. His third book, Organizing for Good, discusses what it takes for leaders and organizations to be effective in a changing world and his most recent book, The Trust Dimension, again was co-authored with Dan Wilford.
Throughout his career, Mr. Annison has worked on and written about questions related to social and organizational change.