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Listening Time:

44 min

Episode 111: Change Strategies That Make You a Valuable Consultant—with DeAdrian Maddox

As a consultant, you will have to be constantly addressing two things: people and change. The most successful consultants I know do both extremely well! But how?

In this Craft of Consulting podcast episode, I interview people and change expert DeAdrian Maddox. She is a human resources and strategy consultant who honed her change management knowledge and skills at places like NASA. She has worked for 20 years in every type of industry in multiple states and, in this episode, shares how she helps clients help their people embrace and implement changes that work.


DeAdrian Maddox

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Episode Details

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Demanding excellence through clients’ most important asset, their human capital

  • Creating sustainable processes that will give clients the excellence they deserve

  • Fostering the action and ownership that leads to success

  • Defining excellence and establishing clear expectations and enforced accountability

  • Checking in to see that clients still have the right people in the right place at the right time when things change

  • Doing needs assessments to see who's capable of what and then playing to those strengths

  • Conducting organizational analyses that lead to the right strategies

  • Assessing what a company or organization needs to do to accomplish this mission and if they have the necessary skills and talent to get there

  • Observing and listening before changing things

  • Orchestrating a timely change management process

  • Documenting what the changes are going to be and continually communicating the status of the changes

  • Knowing clients are winning by keeping score

  • Identifying what would help make changes stick over time

  • Knowing what to do when a client doesn’t want what they truly need

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