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Quiz: How Do You Personally Feel About Change?

Posted by Mark Murphy on 14 March, 2017 Change Management, Quizzes | 0 comments | Read more →

Quiz: What's Your Style of Change Management?

Posted by Mark Murphy on 02 February, 2017 Change Management, Leadership Skills, Quizzes | 1 comment | Read more →

3 Stages of Successful Change Management

Change is hard. Whether you’re facing a big change like reinventing a business model or something simple like the day paychecks come out, change is difficult. One study found that 70% of change efforts fail. Big or small, change efforts seem to run into the same brick walls over and over again. By understanding the basic phases of change and the psychological state of your employees, you can prepare your culture for change and avoid common pitfalls of failed change efforts.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 27 October, 2016 Change Management, Forbes, Leadership Skills | 0 comments | Read more →

New Data Shows That Leaders Overestimate How Much Their Employees Want To Change

The key to successful change management is getting people to let go of the status quo and reach for something bigger and better. If you ask top executives, this should be pretty easy because right now only 37% of them say that people generally like to remain in the status quo. 
Posted by Mark Murphy on 24 October, 2016 Change Management, Forbes, Research | 1 comment | Read more →

New Data Shows How To Help Employees Be More Resilient

Has your company ever gone through a change effort where some employees got anxious while others stayed calm? Have you ever seen some employees freak out over a mistake they made, while others got right back on the horse?
The psychological skill that allows people to effectively handle stress and anxiety is called resilience.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 27 September, 2016 Change Management, Forbes, Research | 0 comments | Read more →

CEOs Are 66% More Likely To Have This Personality Characteristic

What differentiates CEOs from all the people who never make it to the c-suite? Is it brains? Ambition? Luck? The answer will vary from company to company, but there are some characteristics that appear across organizations. And one such characteristic is how people approach change.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 12 September, 2016 Change Management, Forbes, Leadership Skills | 1 comment | Read more →

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