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Jake on Change

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The Change Formula

There is an interesting yet little known story about a model in the field of Organization Development. Referred to as the Change Formula, it is...

Beat the Odds and Succeed in Organizational Change

Richard H. Axelrod, Emily M. Axelrod, Julie Beedon and Robert W. Jacobs   Seventy percent of organizational change efforts fail or fall short of achieving their...

Jake on Change Blog Posts

Use the Power of Paradox to Achieve Successful Organizational Change

I was on my way this past Sunday morning to pick up my weekly batch of donuts.  Later in the day I made sure I...

What do you need to not change?

Several years ago I was working with an organization that was taking on a major transformation effort. They were restructuring the business, changing how people...

How Fast Is Too Fast to Change?

My 115 pound black lab Theo spent most of yesterday re-asserting his dominance among our small pack of dogs in the house (3 dogs, 2500...

Complex Organizational Change Made Simple

“That’s what I do. It’s what I love to do. It’s what I do best.” My wife looked at me, happy that I had started...

Five Questions to Ask in Measuring Your Change Effort’s Success

John Kotter wrote an article in the Harvard Business Review reporting that 70% of change efforts fall short of the objectives they were designed to...

Go Slow To Go Fast in Your Change Work

Read on to learn about adding another Critical Success Factor to put in place for your change work to work to the list of seven I have...

Getting Smarter In Leading Large Scale Change

I work with senior leaders in companies around the world. They lead organizations from very diverse industries. Some work in the private sector, others in...

How Viral Marketing Can Support Your Large Scale Change Efforts

The single greatest complaint I hear from people is that communication in their organization is lousy. I recently did a podcast on what to communicate to employees...

Collaborating to Create More Value: Leadership Coaching and Large Scale Change

There's lots to learn about how to create fast and lasting change from great sports coaches (see my post on the site about John Wooden's...

Get Clear on Your Purpose and Outcomes And Get Results

Do you recognize yourself in any of these settings? You’re in a meeting or on a conference call, looking at your watch and wondering when...

Wouldn’t It Be Great If All Our Teams Were This Good?

I've just returned from one of the best business trips in my life. This past week I: Logged more than 3,000 miles in the air,...

Critical Success Factors For Any Change Effort

Large, complex, system-wide change is risky business. Real Time Strategic Change and the principles that guide this work ups the ante even further because it...

Pay Attention to What You’re Good At

In the last week I’ve been struck by similar messages from: T.J. Simers (former sports reporter for the LA Times); Martin Seligman (professor at Penn and former...

How do you make change happen from the middle?

This question was raised recently in the "After Hours Chat Room" included in the Learning Series on Real Time Strategic Change I’m hosting. A little...

Coaching Leaders in Large Scale Change Efforts

I’ve written another article here on the site about how solid leadership support is a critical success factor in any change effort. Given my focus on collaboration, large scale change...