From the January 2007 issue of Harvard Business Review.
©2007 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College, All Rights Reserved; (P)2007 Audible Inc.
Business leaders and managers often try to avoid the topic of failure. Reality is it happens to ignore that almost guarantees it will happen to you.
Speaker, Leader, innovation consultant, kilt-wearer, South African.
I was actually busy with a transformation project when I first encountered this short piece. It's very very good. Practical advice, easy to follow, insightful and useful. Excellent value. A real gem that I listen to every few months.
Excellent reading. Short but down to the point. I think it can be used as a guidline to prevent failures of change. I saw many of the things mentioned in this cast during my professional life. This just put it in a short 30-minute session. It IS a mut-read.
I found this article very helpful in restructuring our organization. I am currently working on building a guiding coalition. If you are not familar with John Kotter`s books, start out with this article.
The article is detailed, poignant and well illustrated. Makes for educational and enjoyable listening. The eight common mistakes described effectively guide an organization through the obstacle course of change.
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