The keys to successful change in an organization are well known:
- Involve those affected
- Have a clear purpose
- Listen to concerns
So why do so few follow this?
On Friday afternoon I had two presentations for two different groups of managers about 200 miles apart.
There was only one way I could possibly make both gigs. This is it:
Yep: A friggin' helicopter.
I finished my presentation at a convention center in Odense at 4:45, took a taxi to a nearby … Continue Reading ››
Gabe recently asked
What advice do you have for those who want to improve things and are consistently met with opposition?
I gave my answer here
but then I thought: "Hey, let's get an expert in on the conversation."
I passed the question on to Ann Michael who blogs at managetochange.typepad.com
. She wrote an … Continue Reading ››
This Saturday (May 20) I'll be speaking on motivation at a wellness convention arranged by Scandinavia's largest fitness chain SATS. You may not know this, but in my spare time I teach aerobics at two SATS gyms in Copenhagen. Yes, it's true, I get paid
to exercise :o)
The topic is "motivation to exercise", but what … Continue Reading ››
The Cluetrain Manifesto
reminds us that:
- Markets are conversations.
- The Internet is enabling conversations among human beings that were simply not possible in the era of mass media.
- Companies that don't realize their markets are now networked person-to-person, getting smarter as a result and deeply joined in conversation are missing their best opportunity.
Since the manifesto was published … Continue Reading ››
Yesterday Stephen Shapiro and I toured Copenhagen by land and by water. Steve fell in love with the city, especially Christiania, the canals and smorrebrod from Ida Davidsen.
In the afternoon it was time for Steve to present Goal-Free Living
to the Danes, and the presentation was a smash hit.
There are lots of pictures … Continue Reading ››
Stephen Shapiro is the creator of one of the most exciting concepts I've heard about in a long time: Goal-Free Living
, which I wrote about previously here
I met steve when we both spoke at the Worldblu Forum
in DC in October 2005, and he's a great speaker … Continue Reading ››
Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne
has much in it to like, but in the end it fails to deliver usable business tools because of one huge flaw: It completely misrepresents the nature of corporate innovation.
The book is subtitled "How to create uncontested market space and … Continue Reading ››
What is your dangerous idea?
The brilliant minds of The Edge community have been pondering that question and have come up with no less than 117 essays.
Here are a few of my favourites:
Carolyn Porco: The greatest story ever told.
At the heart of every scientific inquiry is a deep spiritual quest - to grasp, to know, … Continue Reading ››