NGO Soul + Strategy

004. A consultant’s observations in helping leaders navigate big organizational change – interview with Ed Boswell of Conner Advisory

February 12, 2020 Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken Season 1 Episode 4
NGO Soul + Strategy
004. A consultant’s observations in helping leaders navigate big organizational change – interview with Ed Boswell of Conner Advisory
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NGO Soul + Strategy
004. A consultant’s observations in helping leaders navigate big organizational change – interview with Ed Boswell of Conner Advisory
Feb 12, 2020 Season 1 Episode 4
Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken


Ep 004 – Ed Boswell

Title: A consultant’s observations in helping NGO leaders navigate big organizational change: Ed Boswell, Conner Advisory

Summary para

Daryl Conner and Ed Boswell of Conner Advisory have been advising private sector leaders for 30+ plus years on how to successfully lead big organizational change processes. How much of this experience translates over into the NGO sector? Ed Boswell talks with Tosca about the many lessons he learned.

  • To what extent has Ed observed differences in how people think about and execute change management in the private versus NGO sectors?
  • What’s distinct about strategy execution, as different from strategy installation?
  • As a consultant, what has Ed found most rewarding in supporting his clients when they engaged in change management?
  • And, what has he found to be most trying or challenging in doing so?

Resources:

Bio Ed:  

Co-founder and CEO of Conner Advisory, which is focused on international aid sector organizations and was founded approximately 5 years ago.

Former senior consultant to private sector companies

Ed’s specializations: strategy execution and leadership development

Ed is also a strategic advisor to the NeuroLeadership Institute

He is a retired Partner of Price Waterhouse Cooper, US practice People and Change

Ed has a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He also has a Certificate in Business Administration from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania

Conner Advisory's research: https://conneradvisory.com/insights/

Ed’s book: Strategic Speed: Mobilize People, Accelerate Execution, Harvard Business Review Press, 2010. Available on Amazon at Strategic Speed: Mobilize People, Accelerate Execution

Amy Edmondson's article on Execution as Learning: Edmondson, A. C. (2008). The competitive imperative of learning. Harvard Business Review. 

Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2008/07/the-competitive-imperative-of-learning

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Show Notes


Ep 004 – Ed Boswell

Title: A consultant’s observations in helping NGO leaders navigate big organizational change: Ed Boswell, Conner Advisory

Summary para

Daryl Conner and Ed Boswell of Conner Advisory have been advising private sector leaders for 30+ plus years on how to successfully lead big organizational change processes. How much of this experience translates over into the NGO sector? Ed Boswell talks with Tosca about the many lessons he learned.

  • To what extent has Ed observed differences in how people think about and execute change management in the private versus NGO sectors?
  • What’s distinct about strategy execution, as different from strategy installation?
  • As a consultant, what has Ed found most rewarding in supporting his clients when they engaged in change management?
  • And, what has he found to be most trying or challenging in doing so?

Resources:

Bio Ed:  

Co-founder and CEO of Conner Advisory, which is focused on international aid sector organizations and was founded approximately 5 years ago.

Former senior consultant to private sector companies

Ed’s specializations: strategy execution and leadership development

Ed is also a strategic advisor to the NeuroLeadership Institute

He is a retired Partner of Price Waterhouse Cooper, US practice People and Change

Ed has a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He also has a Certificate in Business Administration from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania

Conner Advisory's research: https://conneradvisory.com/insights/

Ed’s book: Strategic Speed: Mobilize People, Accelerate Execution, Harvard Business Review Press, 2010. Available on Amazon at Strategic Speed: Mobilize People, Accelerate Execution

Amy Edmondson's article on Execution as Learning: Edmondson, A. C. (2008). The competitive imperative of learning. Harvard Business Review. 

Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2008/07/the-competitive-imperative-of-learning

Click here to subscribe to be alerted when new podcast episodes come out or when Tosca produces other thought leadership pieces! 

Or email Tosca at [email protected] if you want to talk about your social sector organization’s needs, challenges, and opportunities

You can find Tosca’s content by following her on her social media channels: 

Twitter            LinkedIn         Facebook