Six Enablers to Building Organizational Change Adaptability



Have you had enough?

Of change that is.

As 86 year-old American poet and author Maya Angelou once said, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

Warmth and Competence: The Winning Combination

9781118611319_cover.inddAs human beings we’re constantly sizing up others, trying to determine their motives, whether they’re genuine individuals and what the impact will be on us personally. It comes down to two kinds of judgements that primitive humans used:

Leader – the change driver?


As we move into the future, we experience both changes and opportunities in the business world that challenge us in ways we have never experienced in the past. Life is full of changes, some good and some bad. Imagine this, when clouds roll in and thunder is heard in the distance, it is an indication of change in weather patterns. Just as with the weather, change can be indicators of storms presenting unexpected and chaotic measures. These changes can bring uncertainty, conflict, and confusion. So, is change a bad thing?

How Things Change

Up from the Hub archives. Originally published 2007

It is interesting to read comments directed at senior management when going through periods of mass change.

People feel increasingly threatened, as is natural when you believe your job is on the line, but what is clear is that the people who survive are the ones who have a positive attitude to change an can find the benefits to themselves, their staff and the organisation as a whole.

John Kotter's 8 Step Change Framework

Up from the Hub archives. Originally published 2007

Harvard Professor John Kotter's 8 Step Change Framework is often used as a template for transformational change initiatives by large organizations. A Leadership Hub Fast Guide describing how it works, from Hub members Phil Dourado and Joe Espana, is attached as a Word document.


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