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By Joe Hirsch

Change is a constant in every business, but managing through change can be highly volatile. Whether it’s the arrival of new management, disruptive technologies, or customer tastes, leaders must act decisively to pivot with the market while allaying fears and pushback from team members who cling to legacy thinking and behaviors.
How effectively leaders respond to these challenges can be the difference between widespread chaos or calm.

By Barbara Gross

Inevitably, whenever I am speaking with people, I end up telling stories of actual events that have happened to me. People always ask me, “Why do all these funny things keep happening to you?”

By Brenden Kumarasamy, Business Transformation Consultant, IBM

On my first day of school, I was as nervous as any 4-year-old would be: “Will I make new friends? Will my mom still get me ice cream if my grades are bad?”

By Beverly Seinberg, WIFS National Staff

Several years ago, I attended a community “networking event” for women. I had been laid off from a job I’d held for almost 20 years and was having trouble finding another. A friend suggested I attend in hopes of making a connection that would lead to new employment.