The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday's logic.— Peter Drucker
Craziest Change Management quotations
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
Eighty-five percent of the reasons for failure are deficiencies in the systems and process rather than the employee. The role of management is to change the process rather than badgering individuals to do better.
And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.
You can't change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.
Two basic rules of life are: 1) Change is inevitable. 2) Everybody resists change.
The nature of the criminal justice system has changed.
It is no longer primarily concerned with the prevention and punishment of crime, but rather with the management and control of the dispossessed.
Effective leaders help others to understand the necessity of change and to accept a common vision of the desired outcome.
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
Management is, above all, a practice where art, science, and craft meet
To manage a system effectively, you might focus on the interactions of the parts rather than their behavior taken separately.
We are coming to understand health not as the absence of disease, but rather as the process by which individuals maintain their sense of coherence (i.e. sense that life is comprehensible, manageable, and meaningful) and ability to function in the face of changes in themselves and their relationships with their environment.
The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.
Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
All progress depends on the unreasonable man.
The talk you hear about adapting to change is not only stupid, it's dangerous.
The only way you can manage change is to create it.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
Change comes more from managing the journey than from announcing the destination
When I circled the moon and looked back at Earth, my outlook on life and my viewpoint of Earth changed... Earth is a spaceship, just like Apollo - and just like Apollo, the crew must learn to live and work together. We must learn to manage the resources of this world with new imagination.
Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.
When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.
In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still.
Managers are not confronted with problems that are independent of each other, but with dynamic situations that consist of complex systems of changing problems that interact with each other. I call such situations messes. Problems are extracted from messes by analysis. Managers do not solve problems, they manage messes.
For real change, we need feminine energy in the management of the world.
We need a critical number of women in positions of power, and we need to nurture the feminine energy in men.
Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn you'll never change.
Be the change you want to see.
If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.
The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers.
Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving? Do they achieve the required results? Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?
Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.
It is always easier to talk about change than to make it.
Build what you want to see in the world.
One key to successful leadership is continuous personal change.
Personal change is a reflection of our inner growth and empowerment.
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.
Be the compromise you want to see in the world.
It's important to wake up everyday and remind yourself what you're working towards. You create your own life, it's not set out there for you.
Be the trouble you want to see in the world.
Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.
We judge ourselves by our intentions. And others by their actions.
In a controversy, the instant we feel anger, we have already ceased striving for truth and have begun striving for ourselves.
Relationship and connectedness are the pre-condition for change.
Every meeting, every process, every training program has to get people connected first. Otherwise the content falls on deaf ears. So small groups are an essential building block to any future you want to create.
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong.
The future always comes too fast and in the wrong order.
Be the change you want to see in your networks
Change is the process by which the future invades our lives.
The future is coming so fast, we can't possibly predict it; we can only learn to respond quickly.
After living with their dysfunctional behavior for so many years, people become invested in defending their dysfunctions rather than changing them.