Category: Change Management

Stop Believing These Persistent Myths About Leading Change

Leading change, Leadershipwatch, nature, flowers

Let’s change the way we lead change! In one of our most-read articles here on Leadershipwatch ‘What Does Change Mean to You?’ I describe how change always has been and always will be a natural part of our lives. We’ve…

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3 Tips for Executive Teams to Increase the Success of Corporate Change Programs

How Executives can increase the success of corporate change programs

Many corporate change programs fail to deliver the expected results. Gary Hamel, John Kotter, and others claim the failure rate to be around a staggering 70%. What is the role of executive teams here? How can executive teams increase the…

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Leading Change: The 4 Levels of Ownership

Four-Leaf Clover on Wooden Table, Ownership

We all know that when people feel responsible and take ownership of a change process it drastically increases the success rate. But did you know that ownership has 4 levels? Four levels that will have a different impact on the…

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Leading Change: We Need More Transparency

Leading Change, We need more Transparency: drops of water on a green leaf against a green background

When you are leading your business team through complex change your team’s success will to a large extent depend on the level of transparency you are able to establish. The power of transparency is often underestimated. The true meaning of…

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Leadership Introspection: The Only Person You Can Actually Change Is Yourself

Leader meditating on a mountain top in the sun

Many change initiatives fail because people are not willing or not able to follow the new direction. A huge amount of energy goes into trying to convince, motivate, encourage, stimulate, or force people to follow the change. And often only with mediocre results! What are we missing?

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Leading Complex Change: How to Balance Strategy Development and Execution

Finding the right balance between strategy development and execution has become a vital element in the success of your company. How do you actually create the right balance between strategy development and execution? Read more here …

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Leading Complex Change Programs: Stimulate People to Think Impact!

Over the past 25 years I have been involved in various complex change programs for companies in all kinds of markets and circumstances. But in the past years I have seen the world of Business Transformation, Program and Project Management change substantially. I will share my insights and highlight 3 vital elements that determine the success of change programs in today’s business reality. In this article I focus on the first element: Stimulate your people to think and communicate in terms of impact.

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Strategy Execution: Get Collaboration Right!

To execute your business strategy successfully and keep programs on schedule, supporting people to get collaboration right is just as important as good planning. Have you really thought this through? In today’s turbulent business environment, where companies and organizations are…

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What Western Business Leaders Learn in China

Shanghai City Skyline with view

The Chinese learn from us more quickly than we learn from them. Let’s reverse the situation, and use working with Chinese people to our advantage. Jack Ma founder and chairman of the successful Alibaba Group, discovered the power of e-commerce…

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East and West Perceive Authority Differently. And It Affects Your Cross-Cultural Team


When working with cross-cultural teams, especially teams where East meets West, team members can have very different perceptions of authority. Are you aware that these different perceptions affect the functioning of your team, and your role as a business leader?…

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