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Jesse Jacoby

He had all the aspirations of a normal boy. He wanted to play football, though not the American version. He wanted to have a career. He wanted to get married someday, and he didn’t have any advantages to help him.
As it turned out, he achieved a great deal more. At 19, he began his career as a motivational speaker. When he was 23, he founded an international non-profit organization, and two years later he added …

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How Leaders Can Inspire Change In Company Culture

Andrew Deen

Millennials are getting older and soon they will take over most of the jobs left by the generations before them. It is estimated that they will comprise as much as 75% of the workforce by 2025. They have witnessed a recession, a job crisis, and many are struggling with student …

Bridging The Management Gap

Jeff Shuck

Traditionally, we view promotions as a linear progression through a company–starting in the mail room, for instance, and working your way up to an office corner. However, a recent study by Gallup has shown that only one in ten workers have the necessary skills to manage others, and a mere …

Insights Into Large-Company Change Capabilities

Jesse Jacoby
White Paper - Large-Company Change Management Capabilities

Jesse Jacoby and the Emergent team recently interviewed 28 change leaders at large companies to better understand their internal change management capabilities. While not a statistically significant sample, the insights provide valuable perspective on the evolving practice of enterprise change management within large companies.
The companies represented have revenues ranging from $5 to$137 …

Manage Complexity Using a “Continuous Start-Up” Mindset

Jesse Jacoby

If you have a science background, then you’re probably familiar with the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Like nearly everything scientific, it’s defined in terms that only those who live in that world understand easily. For laymen, it perhaps can best be understood as the tendency for just about everything to …

Secrets to Business Transformation Success

Jesse Jacoby

“Business “transformation” is a hot topic — search the term on Google  and you’ll return more than a million results. In a recent survey conducted by Forbes Insights/KPMG, 93% of the more than 900 respondents said that they have just completed, are planning or are in the midst of a business transformation.  
But what is …

The Power of Presence

Jesse Jacoby
The Power of Presence

Deadlines, conference calls, last minute items that pop up, personal commitments—there is a multitude of things that we have to accomplish each day.  It is easy to fall into the habit of just crossing things off of our to do list, without being fully present as we get them done.
Of …

Blueprint for Building an Internal Change Management Capability

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Building an Internal Change Capability

Everyone has heard the statistic. Two-thirds of all change initiatives fail to achieve their expected business benefits – a statistic that has stayed constant from the 1970s to the present. This failure rate represents billions of dollars in lost productivity, wasted resources, opportunity costs and rework—not to mention the negative …

Why You Should Care About Your Employees’ Happiness

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Do you care if your employees are happy? Does it matter to you if they like what they’re doing? Are you the least concerned that they would rather be working for someone else?
Your answers to these questions reveal more than you know. They explain why your employees are or are not productive.1
Did you …

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