Overcoming the simplistic opposition between “change” and “resistance to change” is I believe a service that change agents can do to their cause. Besides, change work comes with risks and responsibilities that are important to be aware of. Second part of my reflections on impact and culture change, inspired by the Berlin Change Days.Read More
Why partner with Kotter? It’s not just about the brand – known across the world. It’s not just about Pr Kotter – the thought leader, legendary youngest professor at Harvard, prolific author of best-selling books translated into 200 foreign-language editions, top leadership “guru”. It’s much more than that.Read More
Is shop floor the blind spot of leadership? For so much management and control, very little people-centered leadership seems to happen there. That's why I got so interested in my colleague Bill Murray's experiment. His team's success shows that leadership is not only possible on the manufacturing shop floor, but that it delivers exceptional results. I asked Bill to explain why and how.Read More
How do we do quality? Through processes and exhortations? Or by putting the human at the center of the system, and empowering them to improve it continuously? The pharma industry has misunderstood Edwards Deming for 30 years, but can catch up. An article co-written with Anders Vinther, Chief Quality Officer for Sanofi Pasteur.Read More
Volunteers decide by themselves. They can say no. That’s why “volunteer” is a rarity in the corporate world, that loves nothing more than orderly management of resources. Yet, they bring invaluable energy and ideas... provided organizations learn to mobilize and leverage volunteers. Here is an example, taken from an on-going movement for quality improvement. Based on Kotter's 8-Step for leading change, it is about enabling massive volunteerism to help the organization improve.Read More
What is it to lead with respect? You can tick the “respect” box as much as you want on the company value checklist; nothing replaces everyday marks of respect to each member of your team.Read More
How do traditional, regulated industries cope with social engagement? In my previous post, I have explored the reasons that hold those industries back from becoming truly social, taking Pharma as an example. Here, I am suggesting a few ways to seize the business potential of social engagement. May this post inspire curiosity and action.Read More
How do traditional, regulated industries cope with social engagement? Not so well, as it seems. In a series of two posts, I will explore the reasons that hold those industries back from becoming truly social (part 1), taking Pharma as an example. Between real constraints and irrational fears, various avenues of action exist (part 2) to seize the business potential of social engagement.Read More
Social is the new normal in business and organizations. It requires individuals to adopt new behaviors related to networking, collaboration, agility etc.
But is everyone “wired” for social collaboration, i.e. equipped with the relevant skills and mindset?
How much are you ready for new ways of working? Take the test.Read More