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Jesse Jacoby

Many believe that organizations have to continually reinvent themselves in order to keep up with all that is changing around them. They point to the fact that those who cling to the status quo eventually die or are acquired by those who don’t, and they often – quite proudly – point to themselves as the poster child of what effective organizational change looks like.
All is not what it seems, however.
The truth is that whether organizations …

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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, I 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

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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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