Archive for Tag: Change Management

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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Lessons for Change Managers

Managing Change with Dignity

Lessons for Change Managers In a column published in The New York Times on June 25th, 2008 and entitled “Taking Ownership of Iraq” Tom Friedman wrote the following: “When someone else has to liberate you in your own home, that is humiliating — and humiliation, I believe, is the single-most underestimated force in international relations,

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