In my previous post, I referred to Pastor Sam Adeyemi saying that “what I see and hear consistently, over and over, will change my heart”. It is no coincidence that John Kotter’s shares a similar view: “without credible communication, and a lot of it, the hearts and minds of the troops are never captured”.
I attended a Global Leadership Summit (GLS) event recently. My two key notes from one of the speakers, Pastor Sam Adeyemi, were:
In my previous post I mentioned John Kotters view on managers and leaders. Managers maintain the status quo, whereas change demands leaders.
The first step to transformation starts when leaders in an organization realize the urgent need for change. Please note the use of the word leaders and not managers in the previous sentence. John Kotter describes that managers’ mandate is to maintain the status quo, whereas change demands leaders.
Ever heard the saying, “without change, you can only ever be as good as you’ve ever been”? Such a simple truth, yet studies show an approximate 60-70% failure rate in organizational change projects, as quoted in “Change management needs to change” by Ron Ashkenas in an article for Harvard Business Review (HBR).