Tough-to-Handle Executive Sponsor? You Can Do It!
26 Jan

Tough-to-Handle Executive Sponsor? You Can Do It!

Sometimes, as change or project managers, we are blessed with having a really good executive sponsor. You know the type. Good executive sponsors are great communicators. They say things in pretty clear language – it is difficult to misunderstand them. Good sponsors attend all of the key meetings and get personally involved in the project. […]

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Leading Change has Changed so Much in 20 Years!
15 Jan

Leading Change has Changed so Much in 20 Years!

A previous blog showed how some things have changed very little since John P. Kotter wrote his seminal article, “Leading Change – Why Transformation Efforts Fail”. (To read the original article, follow this link). But let’s look at the other side of the coin – how much has actually changed. As Heraclitus said, “You never step into […]

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Over 20 Years of Change Management, and Some Things Just Haven’t Changed
08 Dec

Over 20 Years of Change Management, and Some Things Just Haven’t Changed

Over 20 years ago John P. Kotter came out with his seminal HBR article, “Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail”. Now 20 years later it offers yet another interesting insight: how much has the business world really changed? Specifically, are we dealing with the “same old, same old” issues? For many at that time the article […]

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