Monday, 23 November 2009

The Innovation Strategy

“To generate ideas is to be creative; to convert ideas to results is to be innovative.

Being innovative in an organized and user-oriented fashion is the essential competitive parameter of the 21st century century.”

- Steve Jobs

Monday, 25 May 2009

Making Change Work

IBM Study: In all, 59% of change initiatives failed to meet their objectives. People matter most!

See a summary article here. And the full IBM study at this link.

Friday, 15 May 2009

New BLOG: Change Sayings

I have created a new blog dedicated to quotations related to change.

Please visit here and feel free to share your favorite "change sayings".

Thursday, 14 May 2009

The cost of NOT changing ...

Change can be disruptive and painful. It may cost you some money or time, you might need to read a book, get into a program, or hire an expert. Or you'll have to change your behavior.

Maybe you think things really aren't that bad and you're resisting how badly change is needed. Simply ask yourself this question, “What are you waiting to have happen before you know you’re ready to take action?

Let me know in the comments. Thank you.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Our worldview should be based on facts, not outdated premises

One of my favorite presentations on how complex data can be displayed in not only in an aesthetically pleasing presentation, but also in ways to promote better understanding, insights and action. See a summary article here.

Finally available in French (sub-titled) and other languages.
Hans Rosling présente les meilleures statistiques jamais vues - pour la version en français cliquez ici et puis choisissez "Subtitles - French"
... à vous de réagir, laissez vos commentaires ici svp.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Why tribes, not money or factories, will change the world

Click here to see this insightful video of Seth Godin at TED Talks concerning a new paradigm for making change.

In a nutshell:
  • Who are you upsetting? Who are you connecting with? Who are you leading?
  • Who's your tribe(s)? What's your story?
  • Challenge - Culture - Commit

Friday, 8 May 2009

Succeeding in the new economic environment

The IBM Institute for Business Value has just published this report entitled "Succeeding in the new economic environment - Focus on value, opportunity, speed". The executive summary is here.

If you'll look more closely at the table (below) extracted from the report, you will see that point 3.1 "
Manage Change" ties in well with the one-day EIS Change Management workshop that I offer.

Think about "acting with speed"... so that you can thrive, not just survive.

Click on the image to enlarge

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Stop spinning!

NOTE: Thanks to OP for graphic design advice.

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Six tips to help you make a change

  1. You don’t like how you’re behaving.
  2. You know you are responsible for making the change; no one else can do it for you.
  3. You have access to information that can help you change.
  4. You believe you can change.
  5. You believe making the change is worth it.
  6. Your friends and family support your change.
For these tips thanks to Erin at

Which of these steps is the hardest for you? Feel free to comment!

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Big surprises in this report?

"One-third of U.S. companies anticipate installing a head of change-management" ... read more about this surprising finding in an article about the Boston Consulting Group report entitled "Creating People Advantage: How to Address HR Challenges Worldwide Through 2015" - just click on the link below.

Is YOUR organization planning to have one? Why not? Feel free to add your comments!

Friday, 24 April 2009

Innovation requires new thinking

An interesting article - that links our RESULTS to our mode of THINKING - is available via this link.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Taming Change, Mastering Uncertainty

Among the points made in the article "The Tall Order of Taming Change" is the need to develop “masters of uncertainty”.

How would you go about developing these masters? Feel free to add your comments, ideas, thoughts, doubts, etc. here.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

The next 5 in 5 ...

IBM’s 2nd annual Next 5 in 5 is their forecast of the five innovations that will change the way we live, work and play in the next five years. The predictions range from super-smart cell phones to total traceability of everyday foods. The five innovations selected were based on projects in IBM research labs, insights from IBM business think tank and ideas from IBM employees around the world.

What do YOU think? Which innovations do you see as most likely and powerful?