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Jesse Jacoby

In his book, Seeing What Others Don’t, Gary Klein retells the story of a seminar attendee. It illustrates perfectly the contrast between what managers should and should not do if they want to be fully engaged with their employees.
The person in question said that when she went into her boss’ office, he was focused on his computer screen; but as soon as he saw that she had come in, he stopped what he was doing …

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Use a Threat-Opportunity Analysis to Develop Your Case for Change

Jesse Jacoby

In this article we will share with you the Threat-Opportunity Analysis, which is a change management tool that helps a project team develop its case for change. We had written previously about how to develop a powerful case for change and why it’s important to have one for your business transformation …

How to Develop a Powerful Case for Change

Jesse Jacoby

In previous blog posts we addressed the importance of creating a sense of urgency for your organizational change initiative (e.g., Use Heart and Mind Appeal to Create a Sense of Urgency). Establishing a proper sense of urgency for change is often a skipped step or it is assumed that the …

How Leaders Can Avoid Change Quagmires

Jesse Jacoby

Company leaders often ask us about common pitfalls associated with organizational  change initiatives and how they can avoid them. The term  “pitfall,” defined as a hidden danger in the form of a covered pit used as a trap, implies a sudden occurrence. We prefer the term quagmire which more accurately …

Use Mind and Heart Appeal to Create a Sense of Urgency

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Use Mind and Heart Appeal to Create a Sense of Urgency

Establishing a sense of urgency at all levels of the organization is a necessary first step in gaining the cooperation required to drive a significant change effort. Half of the companies that fail to affect needed change make their mistakes at the very beginning by not creating an appropriate sense …

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