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THIS IS WHY IT DOESN’T STICK!

"Change or go." How would you react to this threat? Here are two possible reactions: "What if I fail? Will I be exposed?" "What if I don't change? Will I be left behind?" According to former former MIT Professor Edgar Schein, the brain reacts to s ...

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This Is How To Manage Complex Change

Agility = the power of moving quickly and easily (dictionary.com). To adapt to new and emerging challenges, complex change demands an agile approach. Think about it - by the time you communicate your change strategy, something significant could ha ...

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The HOW Is More Important Than The WHAT

Standing at the foot of Mt. Everest.  No water.  No oxygen.  No proper equipment to speak of. Nevertheless, must get to the top.  And fast. Teaching and travelling around Asia in the second half of the 1990s, this is exactly how I felt on my return to t ...

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This Is Why Wicked Problems Require Radical Solutions

A long time ago in a galaxy not so far away… Shell Oil, the Catholic Church and the Communist Party represented an organizational reality that was fairly predictable – one where executives, priests and party chiefs could set objectives and manage in a ...

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7 Paradoxes Every Leader Must Master (part 1)

“The surf was your refuge, but it was also a hostile wilderness…” - William Finnegan Barbarian Days Like the surf, the modern leadership landscape is a paradox. According to INSEAD Emeritus Professor Paul Evans, it's a balancing act where leaders ha ...