Why Organization Change Fails And What To Do About It

Here is an astonishing fact: close to 70% of all organization change initiatives fail. The reasons have less to do with poor planning, execution or follow up (as many consultants would argue.) Rather, the real culprit is our mechanistic view of people and organizations, and our packaged and mechanical approaches to learning and change. This post advances a much more promising alternative.

A Wake up Call We've Been Waiting For

Let's face it: the field of organizational learning and change has largely failed to deliver on its promise. Fortunately, there is Carol Sanford’s “The Responsible Business.” It is both a wake up call and a guide for those courageous leaders and changemakers who are ready to reinvent the game — who are committed to designing and growing vibrant organizations truly fit for today’s VUCA world.

Resistance To Change Is A Myth. Learn How to Transcend It

Despite the pervasive belief, people don’t resist change. They resist being changed. This presents organizational leadership with quite a dilemma. On the one hand, pushing change generates resistance. On the other hand, trying to ‘inspire’ change and/or leading by example rarely create enough momentum. What to do?

Building A Culture Of 10X Coaching That Transforms Your Business

Executive coaching has proven to be a powerful developmental approach in organizations, with significant advantages over traditional sheep-dip training programs. There is only one problem — it doesn’t scale well (primarily due to high cost.) What if it was possible to remove the cost barrier and make coaching available to everyone, and at the same time multiply (10X) the developmental impact of coaching on the organization’s members? This post shows how.

Leading Change From The Middle: 4 Strategies For Successful Launch

You see the need for change in your organization. The waste (of money, time, energy, opportunities) grates on your soul. You’re convinced that there must be a better way, and you want to do something about it. How you begin your change effort is more critical than you might think.