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Who killed Change in your organization? Ask a Columbo-style detective


Perhaps like you, I have read a lot of fiction in my school and college days. But, I don't remember reading fiction ever since I got my first job some 23 years ago. Having read Who Moved My Cheese? cover to cover, I thought business novels were an exception. But I couldn't repeat that success with Ken Blanchard's Who Killed Change? I did read chapter #1, but quickly moved to check the last chapter. Well, that reflects my personal disposition and therefore your experience could be different.

In Who Killed Change?, detective McNally is on a case: the murder of Change. He interviews 15 suspects including Ms Culture, Mr Sponsorship, and Ms Budget. And the detective's final announcement is: "all of you killed Change."

Who killed the last Change initiative in your organization?

PS: You'll find a few of my own successful Change initiatives/tactics in this blog ... just click on "Change leadership" under Categories in the right margin.

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  1. Over 100 comments have been received so far at LinkedIn Groups, where I had posted this question (slightly modified). If you are a member, you can see those comments at Executive Suite, India Leadership Network, Lean Six Sigma, and many BPM/leadership/innovation/Change groups.

    The inputs are genuine and very useful ... so, I may consolidate and publish a brief report.

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  2. One of the key drivers of change is the realization that their current business model will lead their organization to a slow / fast death. Microsoft didn't update their hotmail application for over 6 years. But when Gmail disrupted their model by offering 1 GB space, and free imap / pop access, Microsoft started taking their hotmail business seriously.

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