An ILA Leadership Perspectives Webinar

The Challenge of Change: Overcoming Resistance and Obtaining Results

Presenter: Katherine Tyler Scott

Date: 13 October 2010


“Ninety percent of the challenges leaders face are adaptive; ninety percent of the training they receive is technical.”
– Dan Ciampa

In researching why change is so challenging and why most change initiatives fail, Ki ThoughtBridge has discovered a huge chasm between the reality of change and the perception of change. The result is that the ways in which we prepare leaders to respond to change and to help lead others through change is woefully inadequate. Change is never easy, but it is impossible without the right kind of leadership.

This webinar will provide participants with resources offering a clear understanding of the three phases of change and the impact on individuals and systems. A framework that integrates both and provides the specific strategies necessary for leaders to navigate through the complexity and challenges of change will be described.

Speaker Information

Katherine Tyler Scott is the managing partner of Ki ThoughtBridge, a consulting firm which specializes in organizational assessment, executive coaching, leadership development, conflict resolution, and change management. With more than 30 years of experience in leadership education and development, she is the founder and former president of Trustee Leadership Development, Inc, and a board member of the International Leadership Association, where she also serves as Chair of the Board Development Committee. Katherine is the 1988 recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor the governor of Indiana can bestow on a citizen.

Katherine is the author of Creating Caring and Capable Boards: Reclaiming the Passion for Active Trusteeship (Jossey-Bass, 2000) and The Inner Work of the Leader: Discovering the Leader Within (1999). She has co-authored a number of publications, including Stories from the Circle: Women’s Leadership in the Community (1991), and has contributed to Cutting Edge Leadership 2000 and Spirit at Work (Jossey-Bass, 1994). Katherine is also a contributor to the Washington Post’s On Leadership blog and is currently working on a book on change and leadership. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she received a B.S. from Ball State University and a Master’s in Social Work from Indiana University.