OCtober – Organisational Change Management Month

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  Good morning from London.  It’s early in the morning on Saturday 01 October 2016 and time to start OCtober.  What is this all about? Why are we doing it? What do we hope to achieve? Read on. We’ve got explanations, details and a challenge for … Read More

Able and How in September: How you can get involved

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  LONDON — Starting the new school year quickly, Able and How have a number of events and discussions planned with the Organisational Change Management (OCM) community in mind. All inquiries welcome. Able and How East — Canary Wharf open house Wednesday September 7 Able and How … Read More

Bob Dylan and the accelerators of change

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LONDON – Last week they handed out ‎a special award at the Grammys in the USA. It was called the MusiCares Person of the Year Award. And it went to Bob Dylan. His 30+ minute speech can be read here and is a good one for anybody … Read More

Scotland, referenda, business units and change management

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  LONDON — Clearly there is a disturbance in The Force. Our old ‘sovereigntist’ leader of Quebec, Jacques Parizeau, has called it out thus: “Sovereigntists today stand before a field of ruin,” Mr. Parizeau said in excerpts obtained by Radio-Canada. “There is confusion in their spirits … Read More

Change is hard, but soccer moms and US soldiers may have the answer…

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LONDON – A great article about parents and sports has got the conversations going at the school gate in my neighbourhood. Citing British research this Australian lady explains that 70% of 13 year-olds quit sport. And that it’s not for reasons we might think. WHAT do … Read More

Human Factors: Why your change and transformation programme failed

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LONDON 30 MAY 2014 — Why do change programmes ‎fail to deliver the intended value? Why do so many good programme managers and technically gifted change managers continue to under-perform when it comes to delivering the benefits of transformations? People. That’s the simplest of answers. People … Read More

Pfizer and AstraZeneca learn about the need for Change Management

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LONDON — Fifteen years ago I worked on the merger of Astra and Zeneca pharmaceuticals. In those days the companies were riding high. Largely driven by strong patent controls and very generous US marketplace. The development, marketing and sales of “blockbuster” medicines, such as Losec (or … Read More

Managing change in a world that is both changing and is not

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LONDON — With every day comes a new mix of the hurtling pace of change and the underlying “sameness” of everyday life. And while change is so prevalent in business discussions that people blush to say it is a constant, there remains a fundamental, underlying constancy … Read More

A different approach to building leadership capability for change

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We all know that leadership is key to successful change, and organisations are increasingly paying attention to building leadership capability for this purpose. Most organisations develop this through general leadership programmes. These programmes can be effective in explaining the key theories and models and offering some … Read More

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