Tag Archives: change management

Leading Change Series: Safety In The Status Quo

Leading Change: Safety In The Status Quo. “The constancy of the internal milieu is the essential condition to a free life.” Claude Bernard French physiologist, in An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine (1865) The safety of the status quo, in and of itself, has serious temptations. Although the devil you know is not […]

Leading Change Series: The Road Is Paved With Good Intentions

The Road Is Paved With Good Intentions. Intention is a step beyond awareness (I am good at or not so good at) … it is about being direct, clear, explicit and highly conscious about what needs to change in a targeted and solution-directed manner. Self-directed processes have been around for centuries. Benjamin Franklin, for example, […]

Leading Change Series: Blind Spots

Blind Spots. Blind Spots. We all have them. They are those things in our behaviour that others can observe in us, but of which we are unaware, including their impact. As others observe our behaviour, they usually scoot up their ‘ladders of inference’ to reach all sorts of conclusions about who we are – our […]

Leading Change Series: Self Awareness Can Be Elusive

Self Awareness Can Be Elusive. “Today is not yesterday: we ourselves change; how can our works and thoughts, if they are always to be the fittest, continue always the same? Change, indeed is painful; yet ever needful; and if memory have its force and worth, so also has hope.” Thomas Carlyle Self Awareness. How often […]

Leading Change Series: Change is a Learning Process

Change is a Learning Process. “That man is a creature that needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.” Freda Adler, American educator and criminal justice specialist (b. 1934) Change is a learning process. It’s a bit like learning […]

Leading Change Series: The Challenge of Change

The Challenge of Change. “To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” Henry Louis Bergson – French Scientist, philosopher and psychologist (1859 – 1941)  “Behaviour change happens mostly by speaking to people’s feelings.” John Kotter – Harvard Business School. Think about how would you […]