Leading Change:

Be Different and Make a Difference!

Creating Change

Challenging Assumptions to Achieve Improvement and Competitive Advantage

 

 

"Seizing the initiative can make all the difference between winning and loosing." – Thomas Davis III

4 WHYs of True Success

 

Happy vs. Unhappy People

10 Differences

  • Unhappy people fear change. Happy people create positive change... More

10 Commandments of Innovation

  • Lead Change. Adapt to rapid internal and external change, create positive change... More

12 Effective Leadership Roles

  1. Create change; lead change; manage resistance to change... More

The Tao of Change Management

  • Yin: Responding to external change; anticipating change, listening; adapting to change...

  • Yang: Creating and leading change; revolutionizing industry; developing and introducing revolutionary technologies, products, and services... More

Balanced Organization

5 Basic Elements

Corporate Leadership (Fire):

5 Strategies for Creating a Culture of Questioning

The 8 Stage Change Process

By John P. Kotter

Defrost a hardened status quo:

  1. Establish a sense of urgency... More

 

6Ws of Strategic Change Management

  1. Why – the purpose: the problem to be solved or the opportunity to be pursued... More

Systemic Innovation

7 Interwoven Areas

  1. Business Innovation

  2. Organizational Innovation

  3. Strategy Innovation... More

 

 

Change Creates Opportunities

Change creates opportunities, but only for those who recognize and seize it. "Seeing is the first step, seizing the second, and continuously innovating is the third."3 Innovation redefines growth opportunities.

Why Change Fails: 8 Errors Leaders Make

As current products are becoming obsolete faster than ever, in order to survive and prosper, organizations continually need to improve, innovate and modify their products and services. The Silicon Valley slogan "Eat lunch and you are lunch" is more than a reflection of increasingly intense work ethic. Riding the wave of change is becoming the most important part of the business. While the economy is shifting and innovation is rampant, "doing it the same way" is a recipe for corporate extinction.1

Be Different and Make a Difference!

Entrepreneurial Leadership (Ten3 Mini-course)

Breaking the Rules

So what separates extraordinary leaders from proponents of the status quo? They break the rules. Except, not in an arbitrary or capricious way. When you look at examples of extraordinary leadership, like the Founding Fathers of the United States or Jack Welch of GE, certain practices or principles become apparent. To start, there is a declaration of what the future will be. There is also a purpose, something to stand for. And finally, there is a clearly articulated commitment... More

 Case in Point  Lessons from Jack Welch

Jack Welch, the legendary former CEO of GE, encouraged colleagues to never stop thinking about the need for change. He advised his managers:

  1. Start each day as if it were your first day on the job.

  2. Make whatever changes are necessary to improve things.

  3. Re-examine your agenda constantly. Rewrite it, if necessary. In that way you avoid falling back on old habits.

Welch was telling employees at the factory level, "Make decision yourself. If you're confident that you are right about something, don't just sit back and give in: you can change things, and urge change upon your boss."

Entrepreneurial Leadership

Entrepreneurial leadership is the primary force behind successful change. Entrepreneurial leaders discover emerging business opportunities and empower employees to act on the vision. They execute through inspiration and develop implementation capacity networks through a complex web of aligned relationships... More

Inspirational Business Plan: Successful Innovation

Risk Management Strategy: "You never change something by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." – Buckminster Fuller... More

 

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FULL VERSION of e-Coach

Understanding What's Going On in the Real World...

A Clue to Successful Change Management...

Change and Leadership...

Internal and External Sources of Changes...

Anticipate Change...

Five Drivers of Change...

Change Management Is Not Problem Solving...

Change Before You Have To...

Strategic Change Management...

Viewing Your Business with an Outsider's Eyes...

80/20 Thinking...

Create Change for Competitive Advantage...

Creating Change: Twin Strategies...

Creating Change: Steps to Establishing a New Balance...

How To Ask Searching Questions...

Lead Change...

How To Make Big Changes...

Methods for Dealing with Resistance to Change...

Make Quick Decisions...

Manage Organizational Change...

Motivate Employees to Embrace Change...

Lead Behavioral Change...

Tips for Setting and Communicating the Vision...

Beer's Formula for Leading Change...

Sustainable Ability to Change...

Successful Change Efforts...

Milestone-based Thinking...

 Case in Point  Lee Iacocca...

 Case in Point  Steve Jobs...

 Case in Point  GE...

 Case in Point  British Petroleum...

 Case in Point  Fun4Biz...

 Case in Point  VVV...

 Case in Point  Innovarsity...