The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday's logic.— Peter Drucker
Interesting Culture Change quotations
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
Culture eats strategy for breakfast.
Our ambitions are bold and so must be our desire to change and evolve our culture.
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.
If you take different mythologies from different cultures, the names may change and the story lines may vary but there is always something in common.
War, poverty, corruption, hunger, misery, human suffering will not change in a monetary system. That is, there will be very little significant change. It’s going to take the redesign of our culture and values.
In most organizational change efforts, it is much easier to draw on the strengths of the culture than to overcome the constraints by changing the culture.
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.
Most change initiatives either fail or fall far short of original (perhaps unrealistic) expectations. More often than not, resistance is cultural in nature, the result of what James O'Toole so aptly characterizes as "the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom."
There's one more thing I want to say.
It's a touchy subject. Black beauty. Black sensuality. We live in a culture where the beauty of black people isn't always as celebrated as other types. I'd like to help change that if I can!
The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.
We have got to change the political culture in America.
We need a political revolution. That means we are working on politics not just three weeks before an election but 365 days a year.
You can overcome wrong technology. Your people have the initiative, they see the problem, no big deal ... you can't overcome bad culture. You've gotta change whoever is in charge.
What I can't understand is why come here and try and change our country into the place that you've come from? And all I ask of people is come here, respect our country, respect our laws, our culture, our way of life. Be Australian, join us, enjoy this beautiful country and everything that it has to offer.
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.
Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will.
And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.
Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture.
Celebrity culture has gone crazy, and I think the reason is that real news is just not bearable, and it also seems impossible to change anything.
When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.
If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization.
Improving quality requires a culture change, not just a new diet.
The real world is simply too terrible to admit.
it tells man that he is a small trembling animal who will someday decay and die. Culture changes all of this,makes man seem important,vital to the universe. immortal in some ways
Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn you'll never change.
The world is poised on the cusp of an economic and cultural shift as dramatic as that of the Industrial Revolution. (OK, it doesn't take a genius, or even a politician, to figure out that big changes are afoot when we have a medium that lets someone throw up a virtual storefront on the Web and instantly gain access to the global market.)
Pop culture is a reflection of social change, not a cause of social change.
Steve Jobs was a great friend as well as a trusted advisor.
His legacy will extend far beyond the products he created or the businesses he built. It will be the millions of people he inspired, the lives he changed, and the culture he defined.
Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.
What bothers me most about today is that we're getting used 2 it.
ENOUGH. 2nd amendment must go. Violence has 2 stop. Culture MUST change.
Changing the way we talk is not political correctness run amok.
It reflects an admirable willingness to acknowledge others who once were barely visible to the dominant culture, and to recognize that something that may seem innocent to you may be painful to others.
Leadership is the ability to step outside the culture to start evolutionary change processes that are more adaptive.
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.
You can’t mandate [cultural change], can’t engineer it.
What you can do is create the conditions for transformation. You can provide incentives. You can define the marketplace realities and goals. But then you have to trust. In fact, in the end, management doesn’t change culture. Management invites the workforce itself to change the culture.
Design is both a political and cultural force for change, although most designers choose not to think about the power it has.
People in Detroit aren't just urban gardening.
They're starting a new mode of education. They're trying to give children the education to be "solutionaries" rather than people who are going to get jobs in the system. And that is a huge change, a cultural revolution.
Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.
When you're trying to build or change a culture, what do you do? I always say to take players from state championship teams because they only know one thing -- winning.
Christians must understand the nature of the change that has occurred in our culture. No longer do the secularists just mock Christians from afar. They are now actively campaigning to indoctrinate children in an anti-God philosophy--to teach them to be secularists and atheists.
The developments in the North were those loosely embraced in the term modernization and included urbanization, industrialization,and mechanization. While those changes went forward apace, the antebellum South changed comparatively little, clinging to its rural, agricultural, labor-intensive economy and its traditional folk culture.
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong.
Company cultures are like country cultures.
Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you've got.
A talent for speaking differently, rather than for arguing well is the chief instrument of cultural change.
The easier it is to do something, the harder it is to change the way you do it.
We changed the name from Sex Gang Children to Culture Club because Jon Moss, our drummer, went to L.A. on holiday and took some demo tapes with him. -Everyone loved the music but nobody liked the name. I -remember getting a postcard from Jon from L.A. saying, "I don't think America's ready for the Sex Gang Children."