The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday's logic.— Peter Drucker
Risky Managing Change quotations
Two basic rules of life are: 1) Change is inevitable. 2) Everybody resists change.
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.
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.
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.
Effective leaders help others to understand the necessity of change and to accept a common vision of the desired outcome.
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.
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.
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.
Change comes more from managing the journey than from announcing the destination
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.
In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still.
If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.
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.
Be the change you want to see.
It is always easier to talk about change than to make it.
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?
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.
Be different. Be original. Nobody will remember a specific flower in a garden filled with thousands of the same yellow flower, BUT they will remember the one that managed to change its color to purple.
Be the compromise you want to see in the world.
In a controversy, the instant we feel anger, we have already ceased striving for truth and have begun striving for ourselves.
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.
We judge ourselves by our intentions. And others by their actions.
Be the trouble you want to see in the world.
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.
Be the change you want to see in your networks
The future always comes too fast and in the wrong order.
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.