"Change is the window through which the future enters your
life." It's all around you, in many types and shapes. You can bring it about
yourself or it can come in ways
Why Change Management?
"The future is coming so fast, we can't possibly predict it;
we can only learn
to respond quickly."
~ Steven Kerr
You can bring the change about yourself or it can come in ways that give you
little choice about its what, when, and how. Fighting against change
slow it down or divert it, but it won't stop it however. If you wish to
succeed in this rapidly changing new world "you must learn to look on change
as a friend – one who presents you with an opportunity for growth and
The rate of change in
today's world is constantly increasing. Everything
that exists is getting old, wearing out and should be replaced.
"Revolutionary technologies, consolidation, well-funded new competition,
unpredictable customers, and a quickening in the pace of change hurled
unfamiliar conditions at management."7
Today's World Realities
The magnitude of today's environmental, competitive, and
global market change is unprecedented. It's a very interesting and exciting
world, but it's also volatile and chaotic:
Volatility describes the economy's rate
of change: extremely fast, with explosive upsurges and sudden downturns.
Chaos describes the direction of the
economy's changes: we're not sure exactly where we're headed, but we are
swinging between the various alternatives at a very high speed.6
To cope with an unpredictable world you must build an
enormous amount of flexibility into your organization. While you cannot
predict the future, you can get a handle on
trends, which is a way to take advantage of change and convert risks
5 Basic Elements
Why Change Fails: 8 Common Errors
One of the keys to dealing with change is understanding that
change in never over. "Change
brings opportunity to
those who can grasp it, and the discontinuities of the
new economy offer unlimited opportunities."13
New Survival Strategies
In today's tidal wave of
global economic, technological, and social change, that name of the game
for you and your organization is survival. If you
are going to withstand relentless and constantly growing global
competition, you need to
be different and
radically change the way of doing business. You have to give up the
old hierarchical, adversarial approach which wastes individual
talents and saps energy in unproductive conflict. Instead you need to
create a new management model,
management to leadership, manage
build trust, drive
out fear of failure and and create productive
partnerships in which everyone can offer their unique knowledge and
talents. If you know how to help your organization to do this, you can
make a decisive difference.
Inspirational Business Plan:
Risk Management Strategy:
"You never change something by fighting the
existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing
Innovation: 7 Areas
A Leader's Mood: The Dimmer Switch of
Manage the Emotions of Change.
Be particularly mindful of how you
if your organization is undergoing change
– how you handle emotions during
these crucial times can help or hinder the change process. It's a known fact
that if the resistance to change is emotional, it is the hardest form of
resistance to overcome. As the leader handling a change initiative, don't
avoid the emotions that accompany the change process. Set the mood and
manage the emotions
– or they will manage you...
Strategies for Leading Breakthroughs
So what separates
extraordinary leaders from proponents of the status quo?
They break the rules. Except, not in an arbitrary or
capricious way. When you look at examples of extraordinary
leadership, like the Founding Fathers of the United States or
GE, certain practices or principles become apparent. To
start, there is a
declaration of what the future will be. There is also a
purpose, something to stand for. And finally, there is a clearly
25 Lessons from Jack Welch
Keep People In The Know
empower others by keeping them "in the know," by keeping them
fully informed on everything that effects their jobs," says
Brian Tracy. "People want and need to feel that they are
“insiders,” that they are aware of everything that is going on.
There is nothing so demoralizing to a staff member than to be
kept in the dark about their work and what is going on in the
vs. Revolutionary Action...
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Understanding What's Going On in the Real World...
Non-financial Barriers to Change...
A Clue to Successful
Internal and External Sources of Changes...
Resistance to Change...
Change Management Is Not Problem
Before You Have To...
Strategic Change Management...
Viewing Your Business
with an Outsider's Eyes...
Create Change for Competitive Advantage...
Creating Change: Twin Strategies...
Creating Change: Steps to Establishing a New Balance...
How To Ask Searching Questions...
How To Make Big Changes...
Methods for Dealing with
Resistance to Change...
Corporate Guiding Principles...
Motivate Employees to Embrace Change...
Tips for Setting and
Communicating the Vision...
Beer's Formula for
Sustainable Ability to
Real Time Business Development...
Manage Change through Projects...