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Lessons for Change Managers

Counterinsurgency and Change

Lessons for Change Managers Many publications that deal with overcoming resistance to change are purely aspirational and never really capture what a dirty business it can be.  Throughout the course of my own career I’ve seen change initiatives falter and peter out as a result of a “Let’s Invade Poland and show them who knows

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Lessons for Change Management Consultants

Why Do Change Projects Fail?

Lessons for Change Management Consultants It’s more than two decades since I completed my primary degree.  During that time  I’ve read countless articles explaining why the majority of change projects fail.  The common wisdom back in the mid-90s was that about a third of them succeeded, and that figure seems to hold firm today. The

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How to Present Figures in a Bid Submission

Using Figures in Tenders

How to Present Figures in a Bid Submission Most RFP responses, and even business reports, are littered with inconsistencies when using figures. Here are a few rules from the Economist Style Guide to keep you on the straight and narrow. In the style guide of most publications figures start at 10, but avoid mixing figures

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