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Why Most Change Programs and Improvement Initiatives Fail

Some change and improvement efforts have been hugely successful, others have been somewhat successful, and some ended up in the swamp. In reviewing the results, it is clear that a core number of execution problems or failure factors are common to all of the team, organization, and individual improvement efforts.

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Timeless Leadership Principles in a Changing World

Today's tools have changed and our society is organized differently. But the human habits and characteristics that determine our success with today's tools and society haven't changed.

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This Crazy Period of Constant Change is Normal

First, we need to accept that our frenzied pace of change is the new "normal." Then we must help others in our company understand why this is the case and become energized by the exciting possibilities offered by change.

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Successful Change Flows from Learning, Growth, and Development

Resistance to today's change comes from failing to make yesterday's preparations and improvements. We need to deal with change by improving ourselves. Then our time of success must come.

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Successful Change and Improvement Needs Balanced Improvement Planning

Many managers confuse making changes within their organization with making changes to their organization. Both are needed. But they have to be balanced.

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Organizational Changes to Deal with Whirlwinds of Change

Today's societies, organizations, and people have gone — and are going — through major changes. Emerging from research are key elements and characteristics of top performing organizations in today's environment.

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Nurturing Change Champions

A good change champion is passionate about their cause or change. We can't harness or manage champions. Often we're best to point them in the right direction and get out of the way. Then sponsor and protect them from the bureaucracy when they need it.

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Navigating Change and Adversity

'Embrace change' is a useless platitude. We often don't choose the difficulties or negative changes that spring upon us. But we always choose how we respond with these 'how-to' steps for staying above the line.

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More Change Demands More Leadership

Now, more than ever, organizations need the bonding glue of a strong culture to hold everything and everyone together. At the core of that culture is a strong leader pulling the team together.

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Mastering Change Through Continuous Growth, Learning, and Improvement

What most of us clearly hate and strongly resist is — being changed. But when change represents learning, growth, and improvement, it generates energy and is often eagerly embraced.

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Leaders Foster Individual Passion for Change and Improvement

Strong leaders harness the passion of the monomaniacs on their team to bring about change.

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Improvement Planning for Taking Charge of Change

Continually improving our capabilities calls for coordination and planning. The goal of planning isn't plans, however, but action.

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How Many Companies Lose That Loving Feeling

Many successful companies are started by passionate zealots, full of energy and excitement. But once the Technomanagers take over, people are turned into their roles, systems, and processes — then their heart and soul are lost.

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Harnessing the Energy of Change Champions

When I look back at the hundreds of team or organization changes I've been involved in during the last three decades, the most successful – and certainly all major ones – were driven by "monomaniacs with a mission."

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Growing with Change

Grow with change by focusing on a vision, choosing your outlook, seeking authenticity, committing yourself with discipline and continue to grow and develop.

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Growing at the Speed of Change

Change happens. We can't control much of the world changing around us. But we can control how we respond. We can choose to anticipate and embrace changes or resist them. The choice is ours.

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From Phase of Life to Way of Life

We need to be careful about what we wish for – the popular goals of security, stability, and predictability are deadly. The closer we get, the more our growth is stunted and learning reduced.

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Education and Communication Build Commitment

If we want people on our team or in our organizations to behave like business partners, we need to treat them that way. Education, combined with powerful communication systems, processes, and practices, is one of the keys to organizational learning and innovation.

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Changing Me to Change Them

"We must be the change we wish to see in this world." — Mahatma Gandhi, Indian nationalist and spiritual leader who developed the practice of nonviolent disobedience that forced Great Britain to grant independence to India in

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Change or Be Changed

Failing to respond to inevitable change, results in being victims of change.

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