We live in a world of change. That’s nothing new. It’s always been so. And the only way to make sense of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
That’s not to say that change is easy or without risk. Most studies show a 60% to 70% failure rate for organizational change projects. That disheartening rate has stayed fairly constant since the early 1970s.
Fortunately, some smart practitioners have figured out how to beat the odds. One of them is Dr. Michael Canic. He’s president of Making Strategy Happen, a consulting firm that helps committed leaders transform ambition into strategy and strategy into reality.
A specialist in the psychology of human performance, Michael is author of Ruthless Consistency: How Leaders Execute Strategy, Implement Change, and Build Organizations That Win.